Bellator Fighting Championship 2011 Summer Series winner was ranked the #3 featherweight by Sherdog in 2013.
He found early success fighting on the Tapout Versus Channel.
He earned the Knockout of the Year award from Inside Fights in 2012.
He was inspired to start training in Jiu-Jitsu by his cousin Jeff Curran.
He lost to Eddie Alvarez by unanimous decision on April 2, 2011.