UFC welterweight earned Knockout of the Night honors against Paulo Thiago on April 14, 2012.
He made his professional MMA debut with a KO victory on March 8, 2002.
He is a former Professional Shoto Japan Middleweight Champion.
He was close to his grandfather growing up, who gave him the nickname The Killer.
He knocked out Paulo Thiago in the first round on April 14, 2012.