He made his UFC debut August 28, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 27, earning Submission of the Night honors with a D'arce choke victory over Ben Alloway.
He made his MMA debut at TFC 10 - Battlestar, a regional promotion in Kansas City, winning by decision.
He won the Midwest Cage Championships middleweight title in 2008.
He was born in Irving, Texas.
Tim Kennedy handed him his first lost, a north-south choke submission at Strikeforce Challengers: Kennedy vs. Cummings in 2009.