He made his WEC debut in November 18, 2009, defeating Will Kerr by TKO and debuted in the UFC on March 19, 2011 at UFC 128.
He herded sheep growing up in a small Iranian village with no electricity or schools.
He joined ONE FC in 2013.
He was born in Khalkhal, Iran.
He fought Jamie Varner to a draw at WEC 49 in 2010.