Yancy Medeiros Biography

February 11, 2020
First published on:February 11, 2020
by Ramin

Facts of Yancy Medeiros

Birth Name Yancy Medeiros
Birth Place Wai'anae, Hawaii, United States
Famous Name Yancy Medeiros
Birth Date 7 September 1987
Horoscope Virgo
Height 5' 10''
Weight 70.5 Kg
Nationality American
Profession MMA Fighter
Married to Leilani Lintao
Children Kaya Medeiros

Yancy Medeiros is an American Mixed Martial Artist of Filipino and Hawaiian descent who is scheduled to fight in the UFC Fight Night 167 against Lando Vannata at the Santa Ana Star Center, Rio Rancho, New Mexico, United States. Having the MMA Record of 15-6-0 (win-loss-draw), currently, he is competing in the Welterweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He is a professional fighter who debuted in 2007. He has also competed on Strikeforce.

Medeiros aka "The Kid" was born on 7 September 1987 under the star sign Virgo. He was born in Wai'anae, Hawaii, United States. He began his training in Karate at an early age. He is affiliated with Team Haluilua.  

Yancy Medeiros Net Worth and Career Earnings in 2020

The 32-year-old has a net worth of astounding $500,000. He accumulated a major portion of his net worth from his career in the UFC octagon. He has been fighting nearly all of his life. He debuted in the UFC on 27 April 2013 where he fought against Rustam Khabilov which unfortunately he lost.   

Date Event Salary
26 April 2014 UFC 172 - Jones vs Teixeira  $12000
30 August 2014 UFC 177 Dillashaw vs Soto ($12,000 + $12,000 +$50000 = $74,000)
12 December 2014 UFC - The Ultimate Fighter 20 Finale $30000
12 December 2015 UFC 194 - Aldo vs McGregor $42000
14 May 2016 UFC 198 - Werdum vs Miocic $79000
10 September 2016 UFC 203 - Miocic vs Overeem $48,000 (includes $24,000 win bonus)
3 June 2017 UFC 212 - Aldo vs Holloway $5000
2 December 2017 UFC 218 - holloway vs Aldo 2 $120,000 ($30,000 to show, $30,000 win bonus, $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus, $10,000 Reebok sponsorship)
18 February 2018 UFC Fight Night 126 - Cerrone vs Medeiros $10000
19 January 2019 UFC Fight Night 143- Cejudo va Dillashaw    $43,000 ($33,000 to show, $10,000 fight week incentive pay)
Grand Total Earnings   $463,000

Medeiros is living a happy and lavish life which was possible due to his constant effort on the ring. He has gained fame and prestige from his outstanding performance.

Yancy Medeiros Instagram pic SOURCE: [email protected]

Yancy, being a UFC fighter, has sponsorship from Reebok and various other companies. He also earns some amount as a part of endorsement deals from different brands but the details aren't specified by the lightweight.  

Happily married to Leilani Lintao

Yancy is happily married to Leilani Lintao. They have been together for a long period of time and have a beautiful daughter Kaya Medeiros. Leilani is a Licensed esthetician and a pet stylish.    

Yancy Medeiros's Wife SOURCE: [email protected]

However, he is very secretive about his private life. He hasn't shared any pieces of information regarding his marriage date or the information about their relationship. Kaya is currently 13-years-old which means the couple might have exchanged their vows 14 years back in 2006.  

UFC Career 

Yancy started his professional fighting from light heavyweight and slowly moved towards middleweight. He eventually came down to lightweight division with the help of Nate Diaz and Nick Diaz. He credits them for changing his diet and works ethics which helped him lose weight and move down in weight class. 

The 70.5 Kg started his professional bout on 19 October 2007 fighting against Rigo Mendoza in his hometown, Hawaii Fight League 1. He won the round by Knockout. After six years of professional career, he was finally signed by the UFC.


Yancy Medeiros next fight against Lando Vannata SOURCE: [email protected]


He has fought 13 matches in the UFC to date. He has won six matches and lost six matches in the UFC. However, there was a no-contest in one of his matches against Yves Edwards in the UFC Fight Night 31.    

He has won against Alex Oliveira, Erick Silva, Sean Spencer, and so on. Some of his recent defeats were against Gregor Gillespie, Donald Cerrone, and Francisco Trinaldo. His next match is against Lando Vannata.    

Championships and Achievements

  • Fight of the Night (against Francisco Trinaldo and Alex Oliveira
  • Performance of the Night * 3 times
  • 2017 Fight of the Year vs Alex Oliveira

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