Austin Vanderford, is an American mixed martial artist, wrestler and personal trainer. Austin grew up in the small town of Ninilchik, Alaska where he played basketball and wrestled. After high school Vanderford got a scholarship to Southern Oregon University where he was a 2 time All American and was a national champ as a senior. Vanderford is 6-0 as a mixed martial artist and was recently signed to Bellator MMA a mixed martial art promotion owned Viacom. In September he married Paige VanZant. They both live in Portland, Oregon.