UFC bantamweight mixed martial artist who won 12 of his first 19 professional bouts.
He won the junior college state wrestling championship for East Los Angeles College before transferring to Fresno State.
He made his World Extreme Cagefighting debut on March 24, 2007 at WEC 26, defeating Antonio Banuelos.
He had three children with his wife Cris Valencia.
He lost via first round TKO against Ivan Menjivar on April 30, 2011 at UFC 129.