Yeah I actually learnt about him while I was still in Kyokushin. He was a legit IKO1 kyokushin champ (the organization I use to be in). He won the all American open, I think he won the all japan weight category too. He also came 3rd in the World Weight Category championships back in 09 and 4th in 2013. Back then the IKO probably had the most competitive kyokushin tournaments. He was definitely in the top 10 - of the best middlweight kyokushin fighters in the world while he was competing. I've been watching his MMA career as well. He has great kicks & athleticism. His boxing is his gaping hole (weakness). I think his takedown defense is decent and has improved a lot since going to CSW. But like most of those that study kyokushin or have been competing a long time in the art - his boxing is his Achilles heel. He reminds me a lot of Andews Nakahara. He also has the same issues Nakahara did and even the same that Ewerton Teixeira had in MMA.