TRAINING: Training six days a week on all aspects of the fight game and extensive cardio. I’m working on every aspect of the fight game so I’m ready for wherever this fight goes.
When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training MMA about a year ago. I had a lot of success in wrestling, and MMA became a natural progression from what I already knew.
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? 7-time Alaska State Freestyle and Greco champion
Specific accomplishments in pro competition? Alaska Fighting Championship Bantamweight Champion, Peninsula Fight Challenge Lightweight Champion
Ranks in any martial arts styles: Experienced submission grappler with extensive BJJ training
Favorite Grappling Technique: Ground and Pound
Favorite Striking technique: One that lands
Do you have any heroes? My Family
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? To fight in the UFC has always been my dream and I finally get to show the world my talent. I’ve worked incredibly hard for this opportunity that the UFC has granted me and I’m extremely grateful and blessed with the support from my family, teammates and friends. I feel like I’m just another step closer to where I want to be in my career.
Did you go to college, and if so what degree did you earn? Some college, no degree
What was your job before you started fighting? I’m a sorter at UPS in Anchorage, AK.