UFC Bantamweight gained the attention of fans by competing on The Ultimate Fighter: Team Bisping vs. Team Miller.
He received an athletic scholarship to wrestle at Cal State Fullerton University.
He was only defeated once in his first 9 professional fights.
He was raised as the only child of Hal and Janice Dillashaw.
He suffered the first loss of his career against John Dodson on December 3, 2011.