Robert’s love of MMA started early, as he began wrestling in junior high and continued through high school where he was on the varsity wrestling team all 4 years. After high school, he went on to wrestle at Florida International University in Miami. After September 11th, 2001, he decided to come back to Tucson to be closer to his family. Back home, he continued wrestling at Pima Communtity College, where he rekindled wrestling bonds with good friends and upcoming MMA stars James Terry, Drew Fickett, and Dominic Cruz. Robert had his first pro fight in Phoenix, Arizona in 2002 and his last pro fight was in November 2008. During those 6 years, he obtained titles in three different organizations and has had 30 professional MMA fights all over the world!