Henry Cejudo Biography
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Have you ever wondered what name will come into one’s mind first when one decided to make the list of best combat athletes of all time? In that position, one of the very first names will be Henry Cejudo.

To the fans, he is also known as, “The Messenger”. Cejudo is the only person till now to hold an Olympic gold medal and a UFC title. He is the fourth person in the history of the UFC fighter record to hold two titles in the different weight divisions at the same time. And when it comes to defending the title, he is the second person to defend both of his titles.

The man is a living legend. He has fans and followers from all around the globe. Here we create an article for those who wanna know more about Cejudo. We will talk about Cejudo’s net worth, wife, age, height, recent news, and a few other things.

Henry Cejudo’s Personal Details:

Real Name Henry Carlos Cejudo
Nickname The Messenger
Birth Date February 9, 1987
Age 34
Birth Place Los Angeles, California
Nationality American
Profession Mixed Martial Artist
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Aquarius
Height 5 ft 4 in
Weight 135 lb
Father Jorge Cejudo
Mother Nelly Rico
Siblings Seven
Marital Status Married
Wife Karolina
Children 1 Daughter
Salary Not Known
Net worth 2 million dollars
Instagram handle @henry_cejudo

His Career:

Before coming into the MMA fighting ring, Cejudo was into the wrestling career and he was the most successful wrestler at that time. He started his early wrestling career with zero defeats and 150 wins and won the state title in high school. In 2008, Cejudo won the Olympic Gold Medal for team US and it was the first time in 100 years for an American to win a gold medal in the weight class. He was also the youngest American to win a gold medal in Olympics wrestling.

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Cejudo made his MMA debut in 2013. That he was on the top of the wrestling career. In 2013, he tweeted that he is planning to begin training for MMA fighters. His first was against Michael Poe in 2013, March 2. Cejudo won that fight by TKO for the World Fighting Federation, Arizona Based.

After his debut in MMA, Cejudo played a total of 6 matches in a year. He stayed undefeated in all that fight and TKO in three games. In 2013’s MMA prospect report, Cejudo was listed in number one place in the bantamweight.

Cejudo made his contract with UFC in 2014 on July 25. He was the third Olympic Gold Medalist in wrestling signed a deal with MMA. Cejudo’s first match was scheduled against Scott Jorgensen at UFC 177. But the match was canceled cause on a weighing day, Cejudo was forced out of the fight due to some medical issue.

Cejudo’s first fight in MMA was against Dustin Kimura in the bantamweight division. He won that match via unanimous decision. Then the journey of Cejudo begging in UFC and he becomes the champion and defender of the bantamweight and flyweight championship.


Henry Cejudo aged 34 years old. He was born in Los Angeles, California on February 9, 1987.


Cejudo’s height is 5 ft 4 in (163 cm). He weighs 135 lb (61 kg; 9 st 9 lb).


Henry Cejudo is married to Karolina. They got engaged last year on June 2. They have a baby girl together named America.

Henry Cejudo’s Net Worth and Salary:

Cejudo has made quite a good amount of money from his long wrestling and MMA career. He has earned more than $3,000,000 from salary, sponsored company, PPV, and performance bonus. His biggest earning in a single fight was 1.2 million dollars. It was against Dominick Cruz. According to celebrityworth.com Cejudo’s current net worth is about 2 million dollars.

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Recent News About Henry Cejudo:

Henry Cejudo last fought in UFC in 2020 on May 10 against Dominick Cruz. Cejudo defend his title in that match and went to retirement. He has a dream to own three UFC championship titles. If he does that then he will be the first man to hold three championship titles. As of 2022, there is a huge chance to see Cejudo in the ring once again.

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