|From:||San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora Mexico|
|Fights Out Of:||Yuma, AZ USA|
|Height:||5' 10" ( 177 cm )|
|Weight:||170 lb ( 77 kg )|
Nov 15, 2014
UFC 180 weigh-in at the Arena Ciudad de Mexcio on November 14, 2014 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photos by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)Nov 14, 2014
UFC 150 inside Pepsi Center on August 11, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Nick Laham/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)Aug 11, 2012
TUF vet DaMarques Johnson overcomes violent ground and pound from Edgar Garcia to secure a fight-ending triangle choke at UFC® 107.Apr 05, 2012
||66||0||1||0||R3 Decision - Split|
WEC 38: Varner vs. CerroneJan 25, 2009
TRAINING: 5am - 8am warm-up. Boxing and Jiu-Jitsu with my team at Yuma United MMA. Then I go to work until 5pm. Back to the gym at 5:30pm-8:30pm for Wrestling and Strength and Conditioning.
When and why did you start training for fighting? In 2007 Chance Farrar was training for a fight with Urijah Faber and he asked me to train with him. A few months later I had my first MMA fight.
What ranks and titles have you held? Desert Rage Full-Contact Fighting - MW Champion, WFFMMA - MW Champion
Do you have any heroes? My parents
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It is a dream come true for me to have the UFC give me another chance to prove that I deserve to be fighting the best guys in the world.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? No
What was your job before you started fighting? Warehouse manager
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? Undefeated high school State wrestling champion my senior year. 32 of 35 of my matches were pins that year and I pinned all of my opponents during the championships.
Favorite grappling technique: Takedown
Favorite striking technique: The one that knocks people down
• Eight wins by KO, four by submission (1 kimura, 2 guillotine, 1 triangle)
• 11 first round finishes