He made his UFC debut February 23, 2013 at UFC 157, winning a decision over Jon Manley, later taking a decision against Gasan Umalatov at UFC 169.
He won his first pro bout by kimura at a small regional show in Oklahoma.
He was a cast member of "The Ultimate Fighter: Team Carwin vs. Team Nelson."
He was born in Brooklyn, New York.
He won his bout at UFC 157, an event that marked Ronda Rousey's UFC debut and the first-ever women's bout in the UFC.