Scott Holtzman Biography

( 1983 - )
February 2, 2020
First published on:February 2, 2020
by Karan

Facts of Scott Holtzman

Date of Birth: 1983, September 30
Age: 36 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 9 Inch
Birth Name Scott Holtzman
Birth Place Knoxville, Tennessee, US
Horoscope Libra
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Profession Professional MMA fighter
University attended Tennessee University
Married to Kesley Kane
Children 1

Scott Holtzman is an American professional mixed martial artist who currently competes in the lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Prior to joining UFC, he competed for the Xtreme Fighting Championships, where he was the Lightweight Champion. Fighting out of Knoxville, Tennessee, he has been a professional MMA fighter since 2012. He is also known by other names, "Hot Sauce."

A native of Knoxville, Tennessee, United States, Scott Holtzman, was born on September 30, 1983, under the star sign of Libra. He stands 5 ft 9 in tall and has a weight of 71 kg. He holds a Brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He attended the Hiwassee College and then the University of Tennessee. He is scheduled to face Jim Miller on 15 Feb 2020 at UFC Fight Night 167. 

Net Worth and Earnings

Professional MMA fighter Scott Holtzman earns money from fighting in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Since the beginning of his career, he has amassed thousands of dollars. The UFC fighter took home an average salary of $146,673 in 2018, up from average earnings of $138,250 in 2017. 

MMA fighter Scott Holtzman SOURCE: Instagram @hotsauceholtzy

UFC Earnings




UFC on ESPN: Covington vs. Lawler Dong Hyun Ma

$74,200 ($33,000 to show, $33,000 win bonus, $3,200 from Ma for missing weight, $5,000 fight week incentive pay)

UFC on ESPN: Ngannou vs. Valesquez

Nik Lentz

$38,000 ($33,000 to show, $5,000 fight week incentive pay)

UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs. Ortega

Darrell Horcher

$45,000 ($20,000 to show, $20,000 win bonus, $5,000 Reebok sponsorship)

UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs. Lobov

Michael McBride

$36,500 ($17,000 to show, $17,000 win bonus, $2,500 Reebok sponsorship)

UFC on Fox: VanZant vs. Waterson

Josh Emmett

$19,500 ($17,000 to show, $2,500 Reebok sponsorship)

UFC Fight Night; McDonald vs. Lineker

Cody Pfister

$26,500 ($12,000 to show, $12,000 win bonus, $2,500 Reebok sponsorship)

UFC Fight Night: Teixeira vs. Saint Preux

Anthony Christodoulou

$22,500 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 win bonus, $2,500 Reebok sponsorship)

These are only the reported salaries Holtzman received, plus the fight and performance of the night bonuses that have been disclosed to the public. UFC fighters are also paid sponsorship money, allocated to the UFC from Reebok per fight, depending on the number of fights that fighter has in the UFC.

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Relationship Status: Married

The 37-year old MMA fighter is married to Kelsey Kane. Together they have a one and a half years old son. Holtzman met his wife in 2012 at Eddie’s Health Shoppe and Performance Lab in Knoxville, where Kane worked, and Scott shopped and had treatments in a hyperbaric chamber. They started dating only in 2014.

Holtzman with his wife and son SOURCE: Instagram @kelseyholtzy

Holtzman is happy to have married his special lady and is often found complimenting her.

“I’ve been lucky, man. Kelsey’s been great, and she understands because she was an athlete. She understands the sacrifices I have to make. I have to be away from home. I have to train two or three times a day and be tired."

Holtzman said.

“So, she’s been great. I couldn’t ask for anything better. It’s probably the only way that I would be able to have somebody marry me is if they understood.”

Childhood and Education

Holtzman was born on 30 September 1983 in Knoxville, Tennessee. He grew up in Fountain City, Knoxville. He played football and baseball at Central High School. Holtzman also played ice hockey with the Knoxville Amateur Hockey Association there.

Upon graduation, he attended Hiwassee College and then transferred to Tennessee University where he played club hockey. He has a bachelor's degree in Sociology.

Career Achievements

  1. 2013 AXS TV Fighter of the Year

  2. 2013-2014 XFC Lightweight Champion

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