Young was a native of Urbandale, Iowa who had his first amateur MMA fight at the age of 16. He turned pro in 2014, eventually joining Bellator where he went 6-1. Moving to the PFL, Young lost his initial bout with the new promotion to Tom Lawlor in June but returned in October to score a 3rd round knockout of Omari Akhmedov in what would be his final fight. Overall, he compiled a 12-2 career mark.
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