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Jens Pulver Biography, Wiki, Net Worth, Height, Record, UFC Career

Jens Pulver Biography: Jens Johnnie Pulver is a retired American professional MMA fighter who was also an unbeaten boxer and kickboxer. Pulver was the first UFC Lightweight Champion and the head coach on The Ultimate Fighter 5 reality program when he faced off against long-time opponent B.J. Penn.

Jens Pulver Biography

Jens Pulver Biography: Jens Pulver was born in Sunnyside, Washington, on December 6, 1974, and grew up in Maple Valley, Washington. He was the oldest of four siblings, with two brothers, Dustin and Abel, & one sister Jamaica. Pulver suffers from heterochromia, a minor medical disease that causes his right eye to be blue and his left eye to be brown.

Pulver grew up in what he called a “daily hell.” His early home was filled with constant violence and cruelty, primarily from his alcoholic father. Many examples of Pulver’s childhood abuse are depicted in his autobiography, Little Evil: One Ultimate Fighter’s Rise to the Top, the most extreme of which is an incident in which his father threatened the then 7th-year-old Jens by placing a shotgun in Jens’ mouth & then removing it, saying, “Shit, ain’t worth a bullet.”

Jens Pulver Wiki

NameJens Pulver
Date Of BirthDecember 6, 1974
Birth PlaceSunnyside, Washington
Height5ft 7inch
Zodiac SignSagittarius
ProfessionMixed Martial Artist
Net Worth$300,000
Car CollectionN/A

What is Jens Pulver’s Net Worth?

Jens Pulver is a famous American mixed martial artist and boxer with a net worth of $300,000.

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Jens Pulver Biography

Jens Pulver Career

Pulver began his UFC career in September 1999. In February 2001, he won a title chance against top-ranked Caol Uno after four UFC bouts. Pulver became the first UFC Lightweight Champion with a unanimous decision victory. Before exiting the organization due to contractual issues, he defended his title twice against Dennis Hallman and B.J. Penn. Pulver earned popularity for his combination of defensive grappling and boxing strategies, known as “sprawl and brawl” in mixed martial arts circles.

Jens’s first title defense was against Dennis Hallman, best known for his two victories over former UFC Welterweight Champion Matt Hughes. In September 2001, following a second victory over Hughes, Hallman dropped a weight class and challenged Pulver for the Lightweight Championship. Both Pulver and Hallman had competed in high school wrestling in Washington. In pre-fight interviews, Hallman stated that he knew and disliked Pulver, while Pulver noted that he only knew him as a fellow state-level high school wrestling champion.

During the fight, Hallman performed an armbar on Pulver, but Pulver countered the move and then struck Hallman with a left punch to the jaw. Hallman fought passively for the remainder of the bout, apparently unable to recover from the strike, and Pulver won by unanimous decision.

Jens Pulver defeated Wade Choate by a split decision on March 5, 2011, despite suffering a broken foot in the first round. This is his second consecutive victory. He fought World Extreme Cagefighting veteran Coty Wheeler on August 13, 2011, at “Genesis,” presented by MMA Fight Pit in New Mexico. A second-round TKO won the fight with the dominant performance of Pulver.

Jens Pulver Biography

On December 16, 2011, at Resurrection Fighting Alliance, Pulver fought Tim Elliott and was knocked out in the second round by a strike to the temple. During his post-fight speech, Elliott thanked Jens for accepting the fight and mentioned him as his primary inspiration for becoming a mixed martial artist.

On March 26, 2012, Pulver joined with UK promoter Cage Warriors. On April 14, 2012, in Fort Hood, Texas, Pulver defeated All Army Combatives Flyweight Champion Jesse Thorton unanimously. On August 31, 2012, Pulver increased his weight to 145 pounds to face Eric Kelly, an undefeated Filipino fighter, in his home country. Pulver fought bravely against Kelly but was knocked out in the second round by a combination of an effective body kick and strikes.

Jens Pulver returned to ONE Championship on October 6, 2012, to compete in their Bantamweight Grand Prix. Jens chose the Chinese candidate Zhao Ya Fei. After getting an unlawful kick to the groin in the third round, the judges’ scorecards awarded Pulver a technical victory.

Jens fought Masakatsu Ueda in the Bantamweight Grand Prix Semifinals at ONE Fighting Championship: Kings and Champions on April 5, 2013. A choke submission from D’Arce defeated him.

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