Born and raised in California, Willis played football through high school and the collegiate level as a lineman at San Jose State University, graduating with a degree in sociology. At the collegiate level, Willis was All-Conference.
Mixed martial arts career
Willis made his amateur debut in 2009, a second-round loss, before competing again as an amateur bout on the Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Noons 2 against Steve Dickey. Willis won via unanimous decision . After going professional in 2012, Willis amassed a record of 4-1 before being signed by the UFC.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Article source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Justin_Willis_(martial_artist)