I’ve dedicated over a decade of my life competing at the highest level of Mixed Martial Arts. This commenced when I witnessed the Ultimate Fighting Championship in 1997. The experience led me into Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. By 2001, I was training abroad.
The growth of grappling and MMA drove me to further expand my repertoire with freestyle wrestling. From 1998 to 2007 I competed in every major BJJ, wrestling and submission grappling competition Australia had to offer. Representing Australia twice at the submission grappling world championships (ADCC).
In 2004, I commenced boxing and was competing in MMA by the end of the year. By this stage I attained a Jiu Jitsu black belt and was solely dedicated to MMA. This effort took me across the globe, fighting in Australia, Guam, Japan, South Korea, and the USA.
In 2007, I was a contestant on The Ultimate Fighter 6 – Team Serra versus Hughes. Following TUF, I had an active schedule in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, fighting 11 times and achieved a seven-fight win streak, one of the longest on record.
In 2012, I coached the Australian team on The Ultimate Fighter: The Smashes – Australia versus the UK. My UFC record stands at 7 wins 4 losses.
During this time, I had the privilege of training with some notable coaches and athletes. They included; Zigmond Kelevitz, Mitat Balla, Jean Jaques and Rigan Machado, Renzo Gracie, Enson Inoue, Matt Serra, Ray Longo, Chris Weidman, Goran Milanovic, Roy Pittman, Eric Jetton, Kyle Bounds, Nick Kara, Ricardo Liborio, Katel Kubis, Stefan Dias and Fabiano Scherner.