He made his UFC debut at The Ultimate Fighter 15 Finale June 1, 2012 and earned Fight of the Night in a loss to Lucas Martins in 2013.
He turned pro in 2006, fighting in the small local promotion, Rage in the Cage.
At UFC 166, he lost via TKO to Andre Fili, who missed weight leading up to the fight.
He was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona.
He fought at UFC 166, which was headlined by Cain Velasquez crushing TKO victory over Junior dos Santos.