Lightweight veteran signed with the UFC in 2009, began his MMA career with a 33-13-1 record.
He made a living as a construction worker before winning his MMA debut on March 15, 2003.
He earned his first UFC Fight of the Night victory with a triangle choke submission on February 7, 2009.
He was born in Des Moines, Iowa.
He lost to Nate Diaz via a split decision on September 17, 2009.