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TRAINING: My days range from training various styles of martial arts and mixing them in different ways to impose my will and counter Dennis's style, as well as conditioning and strength training.
Thoughts on opponent, Dennis Bermudez? I know Dennis has a strong background in wrestling and is a very explosive striker. He is my biggest test to date, so I am looking forward to the opportunity to make a statement in my debut in the 145lb weight class.
When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training about six years ago as a hobby while in college.
What ranks and titles have you held? AFL amateur 145 champ, blue belt in BJJ
Do you have any heroes? No
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? I chose to fight over taking a desk job when I got out of college because it became my dream, my love, and my passion. I want to make my career as a fighter and anything that gets in the way isn’t worth my time.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I went to Miami University where I boxed and wrestled and earned my degree in psychology.
What was your job before you started fighting? I was a student and worked in various restaurants.
Favorite grappling technique: triangle
Favorite Striking technique: cross