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BRASILIA, BRAZIL - SEPTEMBER 11: (L-R) Opponents Leonardo Santos of Brazil and Efrain Escudero face off at the Brasilia Shopping mall on September 11, 2014 in Brasilia, Brazil. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
TRAINING: Each day if different. Some days I have strength and conditioning in the morning and some days I have kickboxing, but every day I'm in the gym for team practices at 3 pm doing either wrestling or BJJ or boxing.
When and why did you start training for fighting? Six years ago – I love the competition.
Do you have any heroes? My Dad and Mother
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It’s a great accomplishment.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Grand Canyon University -degree in Criminal justice and Sociology.
What was your job before you started fighting? Full-time student
Accomplishments in amateur competition? I was a state champion in wrestling in high school. I took sixth at the Reno world championship tournament in high school. I was an All-American wrestler in college (Pima Community College).
Favorite grappling technique: RNC - the Drew Fickett special