Pedro Munhoz Biography

August 22, 2020
First published on:August 22, 2020
by John Max

Facts of Pedro Munhoz

Birth Name Pedro Henrique Lopes Munhoz
Birth Place São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Famous Name Pedro Munhoz./ The Young Punisher
Net Worth $1 million
Nationality Brazilian
Profession MMA Fighter
Currently Working For UFC
Currently Married Yes
Married to Varinea Llerena-Munhoz
Children 1

Pedro Henrique Lopes Munhoz a.k.a. Pedro Munhoz is a Brazilian MMA fighter who is currently signed to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) under the Bantamweight division. A professional since 2009, he previously competed for FF, EFC, RITC, and RFA. As of 14th July 2020, Munhoz is ranked 5th in the UFC bantamweight rankings.

Sao Paulo, Brazil native, Pedro Munhoz was born on 7th September 1986, under the star sign Virgo. The thirty-three years old Brazilian fighter stands 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m) tall and weighs 135 lb (61 kg; 9.6 st).

How Much Is Pedro Munhoz Net Worth In 2020?

Pedro Munhoz has earned a great deal of money through his MMA career especially from UFC where he is currently signed to.

Munhoz UFC Career Earning

Date Events Earning
February 22, 2014 UFC 170 $8000
May 31, 2014 TUF Brazil 3 Finale $8,000 to show, $8,000 win bonus
October 4, 2014 UFC Fight Night: MacDonald vs Saffiedine $10,000 to show, $10,000 win bonus
November 7, 2015 UFC Fight Night: Belfort vs Henderson 3 $17,000 to show, $2,500 Reebok sponsorship
July 7, 2016 UFC Fight Night: dos Anjos vs Alvarez $17,000 to show, $17,000 win bonus, $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus, $2,500 Reebok sponsorship
November 19, 2016 UFC Fight Night: Bader vs Nogueira 2 $19,000 to show, $19,000 win bonus, $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus, $5,000 Reebok sponsorship
May 28, 2017 UFC Fight Night: Gustafsson vs Teixeira $30,000 to show, $30,000 win bonus, $5,000 Reebok sponsorship
October 28, 2017 UFC Fight Night: Brunson vs Machida $32,000 to show, $32,000 win bonus, $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus, $5,000 Reebok sponsorship
March 3, 2018 UFC 222 $34,000 to show, $5,000 fight week incentive pay
August 4, 2018 UFC227 $42,000 to show, $42,000 win bonus, $5,000 fight week incentive pay
November 30, 2018 TUF 28 Finale $45,000 to show, $45,000 win bonus, $10,000 fight week incentive pay
March 2, 2019 UFC 235 $48,000 to show, $48,000 win bonus, $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus, $10,000 fight week incentive pay, $2,827.26 fine for leaving cage after fight
June 8, 2019 UFC 238 $51,000 to show, $10,000 fight week incentive pay

Overall, he made $869,172.74 as his UFC career earning. Besides, he competed for RFA, RITC, MMA Xplosion, EFC, Jungle Fight, and FF, earning decent money. As of 2020, his net worth is approximately $1 million. 

Is Pedro Munhoz Married?

Pedro is married to a Yoga teacher, Varinea Llerena-Munhoz. The duo tied the knot in September 2012, in an intimate ceremony. In 2014, the couple welcomed their daughter, who soon became the apple of daddy's eyes. The baby girl gets often features on her dad's Instagram.

Pedro Munhoz with his daughter SOURCE: Instagram @pedromunhozmma

Pedro and his wife share a very strong bond. The couple is living a blissful life without any news of conflict, extra-marital affairs, and divorce in their relationship.

Early Years

Pedro was born to Brazilian parents: a mother who does not watch MMA but she helps any way she can and a father who was a boxer. Knowing the pressure of the game, his dad has always helped him to pave a career in MMA. Besides, there is no information about his siblings and academic background.

UFC Career

On 22nd 2014, Munhoz made his UFC debut at UFC 170, where he lost to Raphael Assuncao via unanimous decision. He next faced Matt Hobar at The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 3 Finale: Miocic vs. Maldonado. He won the fight via TKO. Originally, he won his third UFC fight against Jerrod Sanders but overturned the decision after he tested positive for the exogenous origin of testosterone.

On 7th November 2015, he was defeated by the Jimmie Rivera at UFC Fight Night: Belfort vs. Henderson 3. After a series of a win against Russell Doane, Justin Scoggins, Damian Stasiak, and Rob Font, Pedro lost to John Dodson at UFC 222 on 3rd March 2018.

On 4th August 2018, he faced Brett Johns at UFC 227. He won the fight via unanimous decision. In 2019, he had two fights: against Cody Garbrandt which he won via KO punches, and the next he was defeated by Alijmain Sterling.

Munhoz was expected to face Frankie Edgar at UFC on ESPN: Kattar vs. Ige but was pulled from the bout after testing positive for COVID-19. The duo is now expected to face on August 22, 2020, at UFC on ESPN 15.

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