Former Maxium Fighting Championship title holder, earned the UFC Fight of the Night at UFC 159.
He was a NCAA Division II wrestler for Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville.
He earned a record of 30 wins and 16 losses in his first 46 professional bouts.
He began training with his twin brother Ryan at the age of 14.
He defeated Carlos Condit with a rear-naked choke on June 3, 2006.