Brandon “Mohawk” Sene trains out of Gracie Tampa, the same gym that produced “The Ultimate Fighter 5” cast member Allen Berubie and “The Ultimate Fighter 6” stand-out Matt Arroyo. The facility is run by Royce Gracie Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt Rob Kahn.
Sene made his professional debut at a July 2007 World Fighting Championships event and posted a first-round submission victory (via arm bar). Three months later, he posted a first-round TKO at another WFC event.
The 26-year-old Sene is a former sniper for the Marines Corps. He spent nearly two years in Iraq with the military and as a PSD contractor before returning to the U.S. to devote himself to MMA.