Middleweight fighter nicknamed The Monsoon began his MMA career with a 13-0 record until losing his UFC debut on April 20, 2013.
He posted an undefeated amateur boxing record before winning his MMA debut by knockout in 2009.
He started his MMA career as a light heavyweight before dropping to middleweight in 2012.
He grew up with 8 siblings.
He was knocked out by Muhammed Lawal in 2012, but the ruling was overturned by the NSAC.