A two-time weight world champion, he has previously won WSOF Middleweight Championship and WSOF Light Heavyweight Championship.
David Branch was born on September 26, 1981, in Charlotte, North Carolina, United States of America. He was raised in Bronx, New York and did his schooling from A. Philip Randolph Campus High School in NYC, New York, He, later on, focused on Karate and after a couple of years of Karate training, the switch to Brazilian jiu-jitsu.
He holds an American nationality with African ethnicity.
Branch trained under MMA legend, Renzo Gracie and received a black belt after a decade-long training from Gracie.
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His net worth could be estimated to be over $ 2 million which he earns mostly through his incredible career at various MMA promotion like UFC.
As his annual earnings is not known, however, he receives a huge amount from his bouts. He earned $130,000 in WSF from his bout against Clifford Starks. Similarly, he pocketed a hefty sum of $ 100,000 which also includes an extra $50,000 when he fought against Teddy Holder.
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After turning professional in MMA in 2007, he was signed by Bellator and made his debut against Dennis Olson and won via submission in the first round.
He later on won against John Troyer via TKO in the second round in the UCC, after returning back to Bellator, he defeated Derrick Mehmen with a submission in the second round.
Branch, later on, signed a four-year contract with famous MMA organization, UFC and made his debut against Gerald Harris and suffered his first loss to slam in the third round. He was rumored to have the match against Dan Miller on March 19, 2011, at UFC 128 but instead fought against a different competitor.
After his release from UFC, he fought with Jeremy May at the Shark Fights 15 and win via TKO in the third round. He later took on Strikeforce, Dominique Steele at Pure MMA and was victorious through a unanimous decision.
Branch made his newly formed MMA organization, World Series of Fighting debut against former UFC renowned competitor, Dustin Jacoby and won through a unanimous decision.
He won the WSF Middleweight championship by defeating Jesse Taylor via submission ( Choke).
Branch re-signed with UFC in 2017 and competed against Krzysztof Jotko on May 13, 2017, at UFC 211. He was defeated by Luke Rockhold at UFC Fight Night 116 and later fought Thiago Santos which he won via KO.
David Branch is scheduled to face Jared Cannonier at UFC 230 on November 3.
David Branch currently 36, weighs around 84 kg. He has two brothers, Sechew Powell and Jamelle Hamilton who are boxers by profession.
Nothing is confirmed about his relationship or his marital status, but he is rumored to be married. As he has shared several photos of children mentioning them as his children. If we accept that, he has 4 children including 2 daughters and 2 sons. However, he has neither made any comments nor posted the photos of his wife.