2011 Breakthrough Fighter of the Year was ranked as the #3 lightweight in the world by FightMatrix in 2013.
He was a two-time Big 12 Conference Championship Runner-Up at the University of Missouri.
He expanded his undefeated streak to 11-0 when he won by submission on January 17, 2013.
He was raised as the second child in a family of four siblings.
He defeated Eddie Alvarez by submission on November 19, 2011.