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Thoughts on opponent, Elvis Sinosic? Not much!!! Nevertheless, I’m excited to take on this fight and get the chance to beat Elvis up. You just couldn’t say no to a chance like this.
Training: MMA every day
When and why did you start training for fighting? My Father is one of Australia’s most successful and recognised Jiu-Jitsu instructors and he has been teaching Jiu-Jitsu as a full-time occupation for around 35 years, so having done Jiu-Jitsu for the best part of my life, fighting seemed to make a logical lifestyle choice at the time.
What ranks and titles have you held? I have held both Australian and South Pacific Jiu-Jitsu Titles prior to entering into MMA in the mid 90s.
Do you have any heroes? My father is a safe call.
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? I consider the UFC to be the pinnacle event of our sport and it is the ultimate fighting experience for any true MMA fighter to be a part of.
What was your job before you started fighting? Martial Arts Instructor
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? Australian & South Pacific Jiu- Jitsu titles
Specific accomplishments in pro competition? *Rings Fighting Network Under 90kg (200lb) tournament – Champion, *Rings Fighting Network “World Title series” (open weight) tournament – 2nd Place. *Lost to Fedor Emilianenko in final. * ADCC World Submission wrestling championships HW - 3rd place.
Ranks in any martial arts styles: Black belt jiu-jitsu
Favorite grappling technique: Neck Crank
Favorite Striking technique: Right cross