He fought in the UFC in 2012 and later that year became the Pinnacle Combat lightweight champion, winning a unanimous decision against Brian Geraghty.
He won his first pro bout at MKOTR 40 - Midwest King of the Ring 40.
He won a split-decision against Donnie Bell at Bellator CXIII in March 2014.
He was born in East Moline, Illinois.
He lost a decision to Jason Young at UFC on Fuel TV 2.