Mads Burnell

by John Max 24 Apr,2018
Mads Burnell
Body Stats
Height 5 Feet 9 Inch
Personal Info
  • Birth Name Mads Burnell
  • Birth Place Husman, Copenhagen Denmark
  • Famous Name Mads Burnell
  • Nationality Denish
  • Ethnicity Danes
  • Currently Working For UFC
  • Currently Married N/A
  • Girlfriend N/A
  • Tatto(s) No

Born and raised in Husman, Copenhagen Denmark, Mads Burnell is a professional mixed martial artist, currently competing in a lightweight division of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Before turning professional in 2013, he had an amateur record of 6-1.

Mads Burnell's Early Life

Mads Burnell was born on 6th March 1994 in Husman, Copenhagen Denmark. His birth sign is Pisces. By nationality, Burnell is a Danish and is of Danes ethnicity. His father and grandfather were wrestlers, thus following his family footstep, he started training at six years old.

Burnell never attended college. He held IBJJF European No-Gi Champion, 1-0 in pro boxing, and BJJ black belt.

Mads Burnell's Net Worth and Endorsement

Mads Burnell has earned his wealth widely through his professional fighting career. As of now, he is signed to UFC which is his major source of earning.

Burnell got paid $10,000 show cash plus $2,500 Reebok sponsorship and $3,600 from his opponent for missing weight on his first UFc fixture.

Similarly, through his second UFC fight, he collected $10,000 show cash, $3,500 Reebok sponsorship, $10,000 win bonus as he was able to defeat his opponent but was fined $2,000 for missing weight.

Nonetheless, the exact figure of Burnell’s net worth and salary is not revealed, he worths around $500,000, in 2018. His net worth is $14.5 million lesser compared to the fellow MMA fighter, Conor McGregor.

Mads Burnell's MMA Career

Amateur Career

On 10th September 2011, Burnell made his amateur debut against Lasse Norskov at FG 22 – Djursaa vs. Ordoyan, He won the fight via TKO punches in the second round. He next faced Jonas Alberysson on 1st October 2011 at FG 23 – Cage Fight and won the fight through the unanimous decision in the 3rd round.

His third amateur fight came against Keivan Akradloo at FG – Casino Fight Night, on 4th February 2012. He won the fight by TKO punches in the second round.

On 12th May 2012, Burnell was defeated by Erik Friberg via triangle choke submission at FG 25 – Fighter Gala 25, in the second round. 

Professional Fight

Burnell made his professional debut at Emma 6 – The Real Deal on 26th September 2013 where he kissed the victory in the first round. He then recorded 4 wins against Ali Selcuk Ayin, Nasir Aoubi, Jamie Reynolds, and Hyram Rodriguez at EMMA 8 – European MMA 8, Trophy MMA 4 – Summer Break, Odense Fight Night – 3 and Battle of Copenhagen – Reunion respectively.

On 7th November 2015, he was defeated by Ott Tonissaar at Octagon Athletes – Octagon Athletes 2, in the second round via TKO punches.

After the loss, he made his comeback at ICE FC – ICE Fighting Championship 12, gainst Emerik Youmbi on 5th March 2016. He won the fight by unanimous decision in the third round against. He then faced Anthony Riggio at MMA Galla – Gonzalez vs. Djurssa, on 17th September 2016 where he recorded his win via Japanese Necktie submission in the first round.

On 11th November 2016, Burnell came against Fernando Duarte Bagordache at Somma 2 – Duarte vs. Burnell. He won the fight in the 1st round via submission.


Burnell’s UFC debut came on 2nd September 2017, at UFC Fight Night 115 – Volkov vs. Struve against Michel Prazeres. He got defeated in the third round via North-South Choke submission.

His next faced Mike Santiago on 14th January 2018, at UFC Fight Night 1124 – Stephens vs. Choi and recorded his first UFC victory in the third round through unanimous decision. After his impressive presentation in UFC, he was praised by Dana White.

Mads Burnell's Personal Life

Currently 24, Mads Burnell is possibly single and unmarried as he has not shared any information to media about his love life. So far, there is no rumors and controversies related to his girlfriend or any other ladies.

Burnell is 5 ft. 9 inches tall in height and weighs 65 kg.

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