MMA fighter and winner of Spike TV's The Ultimate Fighter: Team Bisping vs. Team Miller.
He was a two-time state wrestling champion in high school, and was recruited to MMA by Chris Luttrell and Greg Jackson, who were impressed with his grappling ability.
He was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and later moved with his family to Edgewood.
He made his UFC debut against T.J. Dillashaw on December 3, 2011 at The Ultimate Fighter 14 Finale.