8-1-0( W-L-D )

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 2 fights.
Record: 8-1-0
Summary: Athleticism, grappling

Fighter Info

From: Palos Heights, IL USA
Fights Out Of: St. Cloud, MN USA
Age: 24
Height: 6' 0" ( 182 cm )
Weight: 155 lb ( 70 kg )


Total Attempted Strikes
43% Successful
Types of Successful Strikes
67% Standing
Striking Defense
The percentage of total strikes avoided


Total Takedowns
13% Successful
Grappling Totals by Type
Takedown Defense
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
Beneil Dariush Aug 23, 2014
-- -- -- -- --
Tony Martin -- -- -- --
Tony Martin Feb 1, 2014
18 1 1 3 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Rashid Magomedov 46 0 1 2


Wake up at 830 am
10 am jiu-jitsu training.
11 am I hit pads (two days sparring)
6 pm wrestling
7 pm jiu-jitsu training

Thoughts on opponent, Beneil Dariush?
Beneil Dariush is a very tough fighter. He has a phenomenal jiu-jitsu pedigree. He is also dangerous on his feet, which he showcased in his Brenneman fight. There is not a lot of film on him because his two fights in the UFC were relatively quick. This will be a great mental and physical test. I will have to put everything together to win this. I am going to come out and let my hands go, and when he fires off some shots I am going to take him down and wear him out. I am very confident in my jiu-jitsu and wrestling. I think we will both be fairly even in the stand-up department but I think I will be able to take him down and land some hard ground and pound (possibly a submission).

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training Jan 1, 2011. I started training because someone knew I liked to fight and invited me out to train. I walked into the gym thinking I was the baddest guy alive. After getting choked and submitted by a 125 pounder multiple times, I knew this was what I wanted to do. I hate losing and I knew right then that this was my dream.

What ranks and titles have you held? None

Do you have any heroes? I would not call them heroes but I would say that I look up to them. I am a big GSP fan because of how dominant he has been in all aspects of the sport. I love the timing he has and how he always keeps his opponent guessing.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means that I have the opportunity to prove to myself that I belong with the elite fighters in this sport. The best fighters fight for the UFC and now I can get one step closer to my big goals. The hard part just got started.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I went to NDSU and dropped out because I was never motivated by academics but only by athletics.

What was your job before you started fighting? I was cleaning carpets in St. Cloud, MN. Great people but I am glad I found MMA.

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition: MN knockout of the year award in 2011

Specific accomplishments in pro competition: MN fighter of the year award in 2012

Ranks in any martial arts styles: Purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Blue belt nogi world champ

Favorite grappling technique: Guillotine and kimura

Favorite striking technique: Jab
•    Pro since 2012

•    Six wins by submission

•    Four first round finishes


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