19-8-0( V-D-E )

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Les tableaux représentent une compilation des résultats de 11 combats.
Record: 19-8-0
Résumé: Great wrestling, great cardio, excellent scrambling

Fighter Info

Surnom: The Spaniard
De: Hollidaysburg, PA USA
Provenance: Whippany, NJ USA
Age: 34
Taille: 5' 10" ( 177 cm )
Poids: 155 livres ( 70 kg )
Université: Lock Haven University
Diplôme: Secondary Education/Spanish


Total de tentatives de frappes
57% réussi
Types de frappes réussies
62% Sol
Défense de frappe
Pourcentage total de frappes évitées


Total de mises au sol
42% réussi
Types de mises au sol réussies
{0}% Soum.
{0}% Passes
{0}% Balayages
Takedown Defense
Pourcentage total de mises au sol évitées


TRAINING: I make the commute to Philly to get the best training I can. I've been working nonstop with my striking coach since my last fight. I double or triple up on my days in Philly with BJJ and MMA training on top of the striking. One day a week I make the trip to Miller Bros MMA, Jim and Dan’s new gym in NJ. On top of that I'm hitting S&C twice a week with my strength coach Tim Pollock, who has been a blessing.
When and why did you start training for fighting? I had graduated college and was teaching high school Spanish. I needed to compete again, so with my collegiate wrestling base, I looked to MMA.
What ranks and titles have you held? NCAA DI Top Twelve Finish, Ring of Combat Tournament Champion, Valley Fight League Welterweight Champ, Season I Champion of Spike TV's "Pros vs. Joes"
Do you have any heroes? None
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It is truly a dream come true. I vividly remember stating to my college friend three years ago, before I started fighting, "One day I will fight in the UFC."

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn?
I have an undergrad degree in Secondary Ed./ Spanish from Lock Haven University, and a Master's Degree from East Stroudsburg Univ. in Mgmt. and Leadership / Sport Mgmt.

What was your job before you started fighting?
Jr. and Sr. High School Spanish Teacher

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? Div. I collegiate wrestler, Top 12 Finish in 2004

Ranks in any martial arts styles: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu purple belt

Favorite grappling technique: G n P baby!

Favorite striking technique: Kicks and knees

• Training partner of the Miller Brothers in NJ


• Only pre-UFC loss was in 2008 via decision to UFC welterweight John Howard


• Six wins by TKO, four by submission (2 arm triangle, Peruvian necktie, RNC)


• Won season one of Spike TV reality show Pros vs Joes, competing against former pro athletes Darren Daulton, Herschel Walker, Dominique Wilkins, Brandi Chastain, and Goldberg


• Other former schoolteachers who have competed in the UFC in recent years are Rich Franklin, Tim Hague, Mike Ciesnolevicz, Andy Wang, James Giboo, Yoshiyuki Yoshida, Jared Hamman, Tom Lawlor, Roy Nelson


• Origin of nickname: “My nickname comes from being a Spanish teacher prior to fighting.”


Formé avec

Dan Miller
Dan Miller
14-7-0, 1NC
( V-D-E )
Jim Miller
Jim Miller
24-5-0, 1NC
( V-D-E )

Adversaires clé

Anthony Johnson
Anthony Johnson
( V-D-E )
Rick Story
Rick Story
( V-D-E )

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