Junior Dos Santos Biography: Junior Dos Santos is a Brazilian MMA fighter who now fights for Eagle FC following more than a decade with the UFC.
Junior Dos Santos Biography
Junior Dos Santos Biography: Junior Dos Santos was born in Cacador, Brazil, on January 30, 1984. Dos Santos and his two siblings were raised by Maria, a single parent, after his alcoholic father, Sebastian, abandoned the family in the mid-1990s. To support his family, he began working at age ten. During his adolescence, he practiced capoeira.
At the age of 21, he began training Brazilian jiu-jitsu under Yuri Carlton and took martial arts seriously. Dos Santos won a few jiu-jitsu competitions in Salvador after six months of training. A year later, an acquaintance invited Dos Santos to a boxing practice, where he met his boxing coach Luiz Carlos Dórea. Dórea also trained in mixed martial arts, and approximately one year after beginning boxing training, he had his first professional bout.
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Junior Dos Santos Biography: Junior Dos Santos was born in Cacador, Brazil, on January 30, 1984. Dos Santos and his two siblings were raised by Maria, a single parent
|Name||Junior Dos Santos|
|Date Of Birth||January 30, 1984|
|Birth Place||Cacador, Brazil|
|Profession||Mixed Martial Artist|
|Net Worth||$10 Million|
Junior Dos Santos Personal Life
Junior Dos Santos was married to Vilsana Picolli for much of his career, but the couple announced their divorce in 2013 after a decade of marriage. After that, Picolli remained Dos Santos’ manager, and the former UFC Heavyweight Champion has lately been linked to Brazilian TV presenter Isadora Santos.
Dos Santos has appeared with All Elite Wrestling and competed in the 2019 season of Dancing with the Stars in his home Brazil, in addition to his fighting career.
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Junior dos Santos is a Brazilian MMA fighter with a net worth of $10 million.
Junior Dos Santos Career
Dos Santos made his professional debut in 2006 at the age of 22. In Brazil, he competed in lesser promotions like Demo Fight, Extreme Fighting Championship, Minotauro Fights, and Mo Team League. He won six of his first seven fights, losing only to an opponent he had previously defeated, Joaquim Ferreira.
Dos Santos made his UFC debut on October 25, 2008, at UFC 90. He knocked out top contender Fabricio Werdum in 1 minute 20 seconds of the first round, earning him the “Knockout of the Year” accolade. On February 21, 2009, at UFC 95, he fought promotional newcomer Stefan Struve, defeating him by knockout at 54 seconds of the first round.
Dos Santos extended his winning streak by defeating Mirko Cro Cop at UFC 103 on September 19, 2009. Dos Santos controlled Cro Cop in the clinch during the third round with knee blows and punches. Mirko’s left eye was probably damaged by a clinch knee and a right uppercut, prompting him to concede verbally.
Dos Santos and Gabriel Gonzaga will square off at UFC 108. However, Gonzaga withdrew from the match on November 25, 2009, owing to a staph infection. Instead, on January 2, 2010, Dos Santos defeated Gilbert Yvel via TKO at two minutes and seven seconds of the first round.
Dos Santos fought Gabriel Gonzaga at UFC Live: Vera vs. Jones on March 21, 2010. He won the fight via first-round knockout, earning his second “Knockout of the Night” trophy. Dos Santos began appearing for the professional wrestling organization All Elite Wrestling in the summer of 2021, supporting American Top Team boss Dan Lambert and ATT-linked fighters Andrei Arlovski, Paige VanZant, Austin Vanderford, Dalton Rosta, and Jorge Masvidal.
They established an alliance with Ethan Page and Scorpio Sky, also known as the Men of the Year, who both have legitimate substantial martial arts histories, with Scorpio Sky having competed in MMA. On October 6, it was revealed that Dos Santos would make his professional wrestling debut on October 15, teaming up with Sky and Page to face Jake Hager, Chris Jericho, and Sam Guevara (The Inner Circle) in a trios match.