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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
Willis made his promotional debut on July 16, 2017 against British fighter James Mulheron at UFC Fight Night: Nelson vs. Ponzinibbio. He won via unanimous decision.
Willis then faced Allen Crowder at UFC 218 on December 2, 2017. Willis won via knockout.
Wills faced Chase Sherman on April 21, 2018 at UFC Fight Night 128. He won the fight via unanimous decision.
Wills faced Mark Hunt on December 2, 2018 at UFC Fight Night 142. He won the fight via unanimous decision.
Willis is expected to face Curtis Blaydes on March 23, 2019 at UFC Fight Night 148.
Article source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Justin_Willis_(martial_artist)