Ruben began training Jiu-Jitsu in 2008 under Tait Fletcher and immediately began competing in tournaments across the country. Through hard work and perseverance Ruben quickly ranked up and received his purple belt in 2010, his brown belt in 2012 and his 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu Black Belt on November 21st, 2015. With a deep interest in all combat sports, Ruben began training in kickboxing along with Jiu-Jitsu eventually working his way up to MMA. He currently holds an MMA record of 2-0. He is now a Jiu Jitsu and Self Defense instructor at Undisputed. He plans to compete until he no longer can. He is also CrossFit Level 1 certified and holds certifications in CrossFit Strongman and CrossFit Powerlifting.