Justin Tafa

by John Max 21 May,2021
Justin Tafa
Personal Info
Facts
  • Birth Name Justin Tafa
  • Birth Place Auckland, New Zealand
  • Famous Name Justin Tafa
  • Net Worth $0.1 Million
  • Nationality Australian
  • Ethnicity Samoan descent
  • Profession MMA Fighter

Justin Tafa is an Australian Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter who is currently signed to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) under the Heavyweight division. Turned professional in 2017, he previously competed at the Australian Xtreme Fighting Championship, winning the XFC Heavyweight Championship twice. 

Auckland, New Zealand native, Justin Tafa was born on 13th December 1993, under the star sign Sagittarius. Belongs to Samoan descent, he comes from a family of fighters. His grandfather was a national boxing champion. Further, his three brothers also fought professionally, with Junior Tafa a top-10 ranked heavyweight at Glory, a leading kickboxing promotion.

How Much Is Justin Tafa's Net Worth In 2021?

On Tafa's UFC debut at UFC 243, he pursed $13,500 ($10,000 to show, $3,500 fight week incentive pay). In the following fight UFC 247: he summoned $23,500 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 win bonus, $3,500 fight week incentive pay). Similarly, through his 3rd UFC bout, UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs. Kattar he pocketed $18,000 of guaranteed payout with a promotional bonus of $4000. 

Before UFC, he had three fights at the Australian Xtreme Fighting Championship, earning a decent sum of amount. Besides, Tafa is sponsored by JustEggs Digital, Tick Tock Nutrition, and many more. As of 2021, his net worth is approximately $0.1 Million. 

Is Justin Tafa Married?

It's still unknown if UFC heavyweight fighter, Justin Tafa is single or married. To date, no media has discovered his love life neither has been caught with any lady who is assumed to be his girlfriend. It would be totally wrong if we say there is no one special in his life to this day. It just, the hunk prefers his personal life low-key. 

Sometimes on his socials, he appears with kids but as we know no information from his side. Seems like, Tafa enjoys loves his personal life behind the camera and only wants to show his professional side to the public. 

Rugby Player Turned MMA Fighter

A former Rugby player, she was signed to the Melbourne Storm where he played in the under-20s competition. However, a run of injuries left him disillusioned with the sport. 

On 20th May 2018, Justin Tafa made his professional debut at Australian Xtreme Fighting Championship 30 against Dylan Tiaaleaiga. He won the fight via TKO. In his next fight, he won the XFC Heavyweight Championship at Australian Xtreme Fighting Championship 36 after defeating Jeremy Joiner on 28th July 2018. He defended the title in the following fight on 24th May 2019 at Australian Xtreme Fighting Championship 41 against David Taumoepeau.  

On 6th October 2019, Justin Tafa made his UFC debut at UFC 241 where he was knockout by Yorgan de Castro. On 8th February 2020, he faced Juan Adams at UFC 247. He won the fight via TKO. In the following fight on 16th January 2021, he lost to Carlos Felipe at UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs. Kattar. 

On 22nd May 2021, he is expected to face Jared Vanderaa at UFC Fight Night 188. 

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