Junior Dos Santos Almedia was born on 30th January 1984 in Ecuador, Santa Catarina, Brazil with two siblings was raised in not a very well off family, her mother had to raise three children alone after their father left when jr. Dos Santos was not even 10 years old. To support the family he started to work at the tender age of 10.
Fast forward in Jr. Dos Santos’s teenage years, he started training in Capoeira which is a Brazilian martial art, it is a combination of dance and acrobatics with complex and difficult moves. After Dos Santos realized his talent in martial arts he started seriously practicing Brazilian jiu-Jitsu under Yuri Calton at the age of 21 (in 2005), he won a few jiu-jitsu tournaments which seem to have boosted his ego for fighting even more. While participating in a boxing practice Dos Santos met Luiz Carlos Dorea who was also trained in mixed martial arts recognized his talents and trained him in boxing for roughly a year.
Jr Dos Santos Almedia is still in training debut at the age of 22 (in 2006) in small fights in Brazil like Exhibition, promotion, demo matches and won 6 out of 7 matches. He then officially debut in UFC ( Ultimate Fighting Championship ) in 2008 in the heavyweight category. Won the heavyweight championship title in 2011 and ranked 3rd in the official heavyweight championship ranking in 2019.
In 2021 as of now, Junior Dos Santos has debuted as a pro-wrestler in AEW Rampage. Let us see what the future holds for dos Santos in the wrestling world.
Junior Dos Santos Net Worth
Junior Dos Santos Almedia, Brazilian Mix Martial Artist in 2019 was recorded to have a Networth of 10 Million U.S. Dollars, not a surprise seeing that he was 3rd ranked heavyweight champion in the official UFC ranking board and the impressive 21 wins out of 30 matches in his career.
Junior Dos Santos Records
Dos Santos has an impressive Mix Martial Arts record of 21 wins and 9 losses in 30 matches.
|July 2006||demo fight 1, Brazil||1-0||WIN|
|Dec 2006||Minotauro fight 5, Brazil||2-0||WIN|
|April 2007||XFC: Brazil||3-0||WIN|
|April 2007||XFC: Brazil||4-0||WIN|
|Sept 2007||Mo Team League 2, Brazil||5-0||WIN|
|Nov 2007||MTL: Final, Brazil||5-1||LOSS|
|May 2008||Demo fight 3, Brazil||6-1||WIN|
|Oct 2008||UFC90, United States||7-1||WIN|
|Feb 2009||UFC95, London||8-1||WIN|
|Sept 2009||UFC 103, United States||9-1||WIN|
|Jan 2010||UFC 108, United States||10-1||WIN|
|March 2010||UFC Live: Vera vs Jones, United States||11-1||WIN|
|Aug 2010||UFC 117, United States||12-1||WIN|
|June 2011||UFC 131, United States||13-1||WIN|
|Nov 2011||UFC on Fox : Velasquez vs Dos Santos, United States |
Won UFC Heavyweight Championship
|May 2012||UFC 146, United States||15-1||WIN|
|Dec 2012||UFC 155, United States||15-2||LOSS|
|May 2013||UFC 160, United States||16-2||WIN|
|Oct 2013||UFC 166, United States||16-3||LOSS|
|Dec 2014||UFC on fox : Dos Santos vs Miocic, United States||17-3||WIN|
|Dec 2015||UFC on Fox: Dos Santos vs Cowboy 2, United States||17-4||LOSS|
|April 2016||UFC Fight Night: Rothwell vs Dos Santos, Croatia||18-4||WIN|
|May 2017||UFC 211, United States||18-5||LOSS|
|July 2018||UFC Fight Night: Dos Santos vs Ivanov, United States||19-5||WIN|
|Dec 2018||UFC Fight Night : Dos Santos vs Tuivasa, Australia||20-5||WIN|
|March 2019||UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs Dos Santos, United States||21-5||WIN|
|June 2019||UFC on ESPN: Ngannou vs Dos Santos, United States||21-6||LOSS|
|Jan 2020||UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs Dos Santos, United States||21-7||LOSS|
|Aug 2020||UFC 252, United States||21-8||LOSS|
|Dec 2020||UFC 256, United States||21-9||LOSS|
Dos Santo’s first debut to Light Heavyweight was in XFC: Brazil on 29 April 2007 against Edson Remos in which dos Santos won.
On 12 November 2011 Dos Santos won the title of UFC Heavyweight Championship against Velasquez who he Knocked Out with his punch.
Junior Dos Santos Salary
Junior Dos Santos Almedia from UFC 90 to UFC 256 total Career earning is Seven Million Hundred and Ten Thousand U.S ( 7,110,000 us dollars). Dollars. he earned his career highest salary in UFC 252 and UFC 256 making a grand total of Five Hundred and Twenty thousand US Dollars ( 520,000 us dollars) in each fight.
Junior Dos Santos Endorsement
Junior Dos Santos Almedia lost a lot of endorsement from many companies including Nike while he was in the UFC Heavyweight Championship because UFC had a uniform deal with Reebok for 6 years worth 70 Million US Dollars match, in which it stated that players who participated in the UFC shall only wear Reebok branded uniform (costume) in the Octagon.
But after Dos Santos’s debut in wrestling first appeared in AEW Rampage, Nike endorsed Dos Santos and made his iconic Nike custom boxing shoes which he wore in the ring in AEW Rampage.