- Date of Birth
- Age 30 Years Old
- Famous Name Markus Perez
- Birth Name Markus Perez
- Birth Place Sao Paulo, Brazil
- Famous Name Markus Perez
- Nationality Brazilian
- Currently Working For Ultimate Fighting Championship
Markus Perez is Brazilian professional MMA fighter currently signed to Ultimate Fighting Championship under the middleweight division. He is ranked #67 in the middleweight category.
A professional since 2013, Perez has competed Pegada Magazine, Reborn Strike Fight, Jungle Fight, MMA Championship, Battle of King, Aspera Fighting Championship, and Arzalet Fighting Globe Championship.
Markus Perez's Early Life
Markus Perez was born on 22nd of June 1990 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. His star sign is Cancer. By nationality, he is Brazilian. He grew up alongside his brother Lucas, who introduced him to jiu-jitsu. He holds Jiu-jitsu brown belt and black prajiad in Muay Thai.
Perez attended college majoring in computing sciences but did not graduate. He worked as a programmer, computing teacher before entering the fighting world.
Markus Perez's Net Worth and Endorsement
Markus Perez's primary source of earning is professional MMA fighting career. As of now, he is signed to the Ultimate fighting championship which is his major source of earning. Despite a loss, he received $12,000 through his first UFC fight at UFC 123 where Brian Ortega and Gabriel Benitez were paid 1st and 2nd highest paycheck respectively.
At UFC 224, he earned $27,500 (including $12,000 to show, $12,000 win bonus, $3,500 fight week incentive pay) for his win against James Bochnovic.
As of 2018, Perez’s net worth and salary are under review. However, his UFC career earning is disclosed to be $ 42,000.
Markus Perez's Mixed Martial Arts Career
Perez made his professional MMA career debut on 18th April 2013, at Pegada Magazine – Desafio Revista Pegada, where he defeated Rene Pessoa via TKO punches in the second round.
He next faced Marcelo Matias at RSF – Reborn Strike Fight 5 on 24th August 2013. He won the fight via unanimous decision in the 3rd round.
Likewise, his third bout came against Bruno da Silva at JF – Jungle Fight 58. He successfully beat his opponent via kneebar submission in the first round.
At Thunder Fight 2, he faced Rafael Silva at Thunder Fight 2 – MMA championship. He won the fight via submission due to a rear-naked choke.
He had just one fight in 2015, against Anderson Melo at BOK – Battle of kings. He won the fight via TKO in the first round.
At AFC – Aspera Fighting Championship 38, he defeated Fabricio Almeida Goncalves via spinning back elbow KO in the third round.
The following month, he had a fight against Paulo Thiago at Thunder Fight 7 – Maluko vs. Thiago. He won the fight via unanimous decision in the fifth round.
On 10th February 2017, he had a fight at AFGC – Arzalet Fighting Globe Championship where he defeated Ildemar Alcantara via unanimous decision in the round three.
Further, Perez gained victory over Ian Heinisch at LFA 22 – Heinisch vs. Perez via arm-triangle choke on 8th September 2017.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
On 9th December 2017, Perez made his UFC debut against Eryk Anders at UFC Fight Night 123 – Swanson vs. Ortega. He achieved the victory in his first UFC fight via unanimous decision in the third round.
He defeated James Bochnovic at UFC 224; NUNES vs. PENNINGTON by submission 12th of May 2018.
Markus Perez's Personal Life
Perez is 6 feet 1 inch tall in height. He has managed to keep all his personal details in low key. He is pretty uptight in sharing his personal information not even his relationship status to the outer world including public and media.
His love life and dating history are still the subjects of curiosity. Hence, he is possibly single and unmarried. Perez actively surfs various social sites such as Instagram and Twitter and has amassed huge fan followers.