Jared Vanderaa, "The Mountain" is an American professional Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter who is currently signed to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). The heavyweight fighter turned professional in 2015. Previously he competed at KOTC, Smash Global, BAMMA Bad beat, LFA, GKO, and EFC. Ranked #69th Current Best MMA Heavyweight Fighter, Jared's has compiled 11-5-0 (Win-Loss-Draw).
Richland, Washington native, Jared Vanderaa was born on 12th May 1992, under the star sign Taurus. The twenty-nine years old holds an American nationality and is of white ethnic background. Regarding his physique, he stands 6'4" 193.04 CM tall, and weighs 265 LBS 120.2 KG.
Six years as a professional MMA fighter have earned Jared Vanderaa a good deal of money. As of 2021, his net worth is $0.1 million.
Currently, he is signed to UFC where the fighter gets a base salary no matter they win or lose. Further, there is a win bonus for the winning fighter, as well as fight of the night and performance of the night bonuses which are usually an extra $50,000 for fighters who do something extraordinary on fight night. Besides, there are sponsorship and endorsements.
On his first UFC fight at UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs Lewis, he took home $10,000 to show and $3,500 fight week incentive pay.
Before turning professional MMA fighter, he worked as a stocker at a grocery store, and a bouncer at a few bars.
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Jared Vanderaa is engaged to his long-time girlfriend, Lauren Silva, a barber, and cosmetologist. Also, the couple shares a daughter together. The MMA fighter often features his adorable family pictures on his Instagram. On the contrary, Lauren has set her Instagram account private. She owns a gym/physical fitness center, Team Quest Athletic Center.
Jared and Lauren have not shared much information about their love story: when they started dating and got engaged.
On 14th June 2015, Jared Vanderaa made his professional debut against John Rizoo at KOTC - Sanctioned. He won the fight via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) in round one. He next faced Daylin Murray at Smash Global - The Main Event 2, defeating Murray via TKO.
The following season, Jared had three wins against Joe Hernandez, Mychal Clark, and Sean Johnson.
He started 2017, fighting against Richard Odoms at LFA 15 - Odoms vs. Vanderaa. He lost the fight via Submission (Kimura). Rebounding from the loss, he returned to fight at GKO 10 - Global Knockout 10 on 5th August 2017. He won the fight via Submission (Straight Ankle Lock). The following two fights were losses against Andrew van Zyl and Vernon Lewis.
Rebounding from loss, Jared then fought at EFC and recorded consecutive three wins against Elvis Moyo, Ruan Potts, and Ricky Misholas.
On 4th November 2020, he faced Harry Hunsucker at Dana White's Contender Series - Contender Series 2020: Week 8. He won the fight via TKO. On 20th February 2021, he was defeated by Sergey Spivak at UFC Fight Night 185 - Blaydes vs. Lewis. Further, he is expected to face Justin Tafa at UFC Fight Night 188.
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