Junior dos Santos Net Worth : $10 Million
A MMA fighter
Source of Wealth
Mixed Martial Arts
Years of Experience
Date of Birth
January 30, 1984
Junior dos Santos’ Total Net Worth
Junior dos Santos is a MMA fighter of Brazil and a former UFC Heavyweight champion, possessing a wealth of $10 Million. ‘Sherdog’ ranked him as the #2 Heavyweight fighters in the world. He got his nickname “Cigano” as he used to keep long hair tied in a ponytail while showing up to practice. He is the only fighter, who won against the current UFC Heavyweight champion, Cain Velasquez, and also defeated another UFC fighter, Mark Hunt.
Santos started earning at the age of 10. At the age of 19, he worked as a waiter at a restaurant where he met his wife, Vilsana Picoli. When he was 21, he began his training of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under the guidance of Yuri Carlton. After six months of training, he started winning a few Jiu-Jitsu matches in Salvador. After almost a year of his training in 2006, he began fighting professionally in tournaments, like Extreme Fighting Championship, Mo Team League, Demo Fight and Minotauro Fights. In 2008, he started fighting for the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Santos was really successful in his UFC career. He holds a record of winning 15 out of 16 bouts till May 25, 2013.
Awards & Achievements
Santos has won a number of matches since the beginning of his mixed martial arts career. He has won one ‘UFC Heavyweight Championship’, three ‘Knockout of the Night’ awards, one ‘Fight of the Night’ and one successful title defense.
In the year 2008, he was honoured with ‘Upset of the Year’ award by the FIGHT! Magazine.