Jeremy Stephens Biography

( 1986 - )

Facts of Jeremy Stephens

Date of Birth: 1986, May 26
Age: 32 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 8 Inch
Birth Name Jeremy Dean Stephens
Famous Name Jeremy Stephens
Father Unknown
Mother Unknown
Nationality American
Birth Place Des Moines, Iowa, US
Currently Working For UFC
Weight in KG 66 kg
Currently Married Yes
Married to Cindy Lopez
Children 2 daughters

Jeremy Dean Stephens or famously known as Jeremy Stephens is a professional American Mixed Martial Artist who fights for the renowned American MMA promotion, Ultimate Fighting Championships.

He competes in the Featherweight category of UFC and made his professional MMA debut in 2006.

Jeremy Stephens’ Early Life

Jeremy Stephens was born on May 26, 1986, in Des Moines, Iowa. He came from a broken family as both his father and mother separated when he was a small child. He initially stayed with his mother before, his father won win through custody.

He is American by nationality having American Mexican descent through his mother.

Jeremy did his schooling from Norwalk High School and was an excellent athlete in baseball and wrestling in the school.

He was introduced to MMA by his grandfather and become friends with Josh Neer while starting out his career as an MMA fighter.

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Jeremy Stephens’ Net worth and Salary

As of 2018, the MMA fighter’s net worth, as well as salary, has not been disclosed yet. But it is pretty much sure that his earnings are significantly higher through his outstanding performances at UFC.

His career disclosed earning is reported to be  $1,829,000. Recently on March 2, he defeated Josh Emmett via KO at Fox 28. He earned   $176,000 including show amount and win bonus that night. He makes around $50,000 on defeat and about $150,000  if won in UFC.

Stephens' net worth is reported to be $1 million.

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Jeremy Stephens’ Career

He started his MMA career as an amateur at 16 and later on took full-time training at 18. During this time, he won the UGC and MCC Lightweight Championship.

Jeremy started his UFC career in 2007 and made his debut against Din Thomas at UFC event, UFC 71 on May 26, 2007. He lost the bout via submission in the second round and got his first win against Diego Saraiva through a unanimous decision at UFC 76.

Jeremy made his featherweight debut against Estevan Payan at UFC 160 and lost via unanimous decision...

He then faced Dennis Bermudez at UFC 189 and won the fight via TKO in the second round.

Jeremy, later on, took on Renan Barao at UFC Fight Night 88 on May 29,2016, and won via unanimous decision. Their match was awarded Fight of the Night for their performance.

He, later on, fought against the competitors such as Gilbert Melendez and Doo Ho Choi that were awarded the Fight of the Night honors.

Jeremy fought against Josh Emmett at UFC on Fox 28 and won the fight via knockout as well as earned him the Performance of the Night bonus award on  February 24, 2018.

He is expected to face Jose Aldo on July 28 at the Fox 30.

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Jeremy Stephens’ Personal Life

Stephen married his longtime girlfriend, Cindy Lopez on 23 rd September 2017 after proposing to her on 8th July 2016. The wedding ceremony was held in California.

Interestingly the couple had two daughters prior to their marriage. The name of the daughters is not mentioned as of now by him.

It was reported that his daughters were served as bridesmaids in their parents big day.

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