Welterweight gained national fame for competing on The Ultimate Fighter 6.
He locked his opponent in a submission to win his first-ever MMA match in 2003.
He secured a five-fight win streak between October 2004 and June 2006.
He married his longtime partner Cathy on November 20, 2009.
He lost to Shamar Bailey by unanimous judges decision at Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Rogers.