Jussier Formiga Biography

( 1985 - )
October 6, 2018
First published on:September 3, 2018
by John Von

Facts of Jussier Formiga

Date of Birth: 1985, April 14
Age: 35 years old
Birth Nation: Brazil
Height: 5 feet 5 inch

Jussier Formiga is a well-known Brazilian mixed martial artist currently in contract with the UFC. The UFC fighter currently competes in the Flyweight division and is ranked # 5 Flyweight in world by the Sherdog. He started a professional career in MMA on February 11, 2018, and so far has appeared in 26 events with total 21 wins and 5 losses.

 

 

Formiga is currently fighting in Flyweight division and is in association with the American MMA promotion, UFC  since October 5, 2012. The Flyweight Flyweight fighter 

Jussier Formiga Early Life

Jussier Formiga was born on April 14, 1985, in Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil.  he was interested in martial arts from a very young age. He is a Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and also has a Black belt in Judo. He grew up in Natal, the Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil and started practicing judo from his early age.

On being asked about when and how did he got involved in MMA, Formiga in his UFC players profile said:

"I started first in judo at 8 years old because when I was a child I had too much energy."

Formiga attended Nova União/ Kimura institute. Further, he holds Brazilian nationality and currently in contract with UFC since 2012. As of September 2018, Formiga has 12.5 K followers in Twitter and 13.8k followers on Instagram.

Jussier Formiga  UFC Career and Record

Jussier Formiga made his UFC debut against  John Dodson in UFC at Fox 5 that was contested on October 5, 2012, in a losing effort. He lost his debut match via TKO in the opening round of the match.

Formiga later went to face against Chris Cariaso to registered his first UFC win that took place on  May 18, 2013, at  UFC on  FX8  and was victorious through a unanimous decision.

Jussier later went to take on several MMA competitors such as Scott Jorgensen, Dustin Ortiz, Wilson Reis, Zack Makovsky, and several other UFC combatants.

His recent fight was against Ben Nguyen in a winning effort. He got the victory via technical submission hold during UFC 221 event and also  Performance of the Night held on February 11, 2018.

The Brazilain next fight is scheduled to be against Sergio Pettis on UFC229 that is expected to take place on October 6, 2018.

Jussier Formiga Personal Life

The Brazilian star MMA Jussier Formiga stands a height of 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs around 57 kg. The MMA fighter has 67 inches reach which he uses to his maximum effect. As of 2018, he is rumored to be single and unmarried with no news regarding his relationship or affair has surfaced in the media.

Jussier Formiga Net Worth

Talking about Jussier Formiga net worth he is earning a good fortune as well as a good reputation as an exceptional fighter in the featherweight division.

It was reported that he earned $102,000 which also included the performance of the night with his bout against Ben Nguyen at the UFC 221 event held on February 11, 2018.

As per many tabloids, his current net worth is reportedly around $364,000 and so far his main source of income remains his career as a fighter. He is a resident of Ben Nguyen and has a lovely home there. Moreover, he keeps his fans informed about his personal life from numerous social media.


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