Julianna Pena

Julianna Pena is an American professional mixed martial artist. She is the present UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion. Read the article to know about Pena’s net worth, salary, earnings, husband, and other information.

About Julianna Pena:

Julianna Pena joined a cardio kickboxing class in her early days of adulthood. Following this, she shifted to mixed martial arts. She began her amateur career in 2009 and had two fights. There she won both fights, the first one via unanimous decision and the second via submission.

In May of 2009, she made her professional MMA debut against Raylene Harvey. She won her first four fights. Following this, she faced two losses. Firstly, against Sarah Moras and secondly against DeAnna Bennet. Between these, she faced an unfortunate accident that left her out of the ring for ten months.

Julianna Pena got selected to be on the Ultimate Fighter event in August 2013. She faced Gina Mazany there and won the bout via unanimous decision. Unfortunately, she had a severe injury which resulted in her losing the fight against Saray Moras. Then in November 2013, she joined UFC. She won her debut match against Jessica Rakoczy via TKO. The following year, she again suffered an injury to her right knee which left her out of the ring for the rest of the year. Additionally, she was featured in the award-winning MMA documentary Fight Life (2013).

Pena’s bout against Amanda Nunes for the UFC Women’s Bantamweight Championship was rescheduled after Nunes tested positive for Covid-19. In the newly scheduled match, Pena won via a rear-naked choke in the second round. Fans still consider it one of the biggest upsets in UFC history. They have scheduled a rematch for the title on July 30, 2022, at UFC 277.

Julianna Pena’s Net Worth and Salary:

Pena has a net worth of $1.3 million in 2022. Her average guaranteed purse per fight is around $500,000 currently. In her previous fight against Nunes, she earned $332,000 purse with an additional $20,000 from sponsorship. In 2015, she won a match against Milana Dudieva. This got her $80,000 and a Performance of the Night bonus.

Quick Facts:

Full Name Julianna Nicole Peña
Nickname The Venezuelan Vixen
Division Bantamweight
Stance Orthodox
Date of Birth 19 August 1989
Debut 2009
Height 5 ft 7 in (170 cm)
Weight 135lbs (61 kg)
Age 32
Birthplace Spokane, Washington, USA
Nationality American
Net Worth $1.3 million
Marital Status Married
Father’s Name Ernie Pena
Mother’s Name Pamela Pena
Salary $500,000
Twitter Handle @VenezuelanVixen
Instagram Handle @venezuleanvixen

 

Pena’s Husband:

Julianna Pena is currently married to Luis Alejandre. Alejandre is a Brazilian Jiu-jitsu practitioner. He is the owner and instructor at Stronghold Jiu-jitsu Academy in Chicago, Illinois. Additionally, he previously helped police agencies and the US army with hand-to-hand tactical instructions. The pair shares a daughter named Isabella Alejandre.

Julianna Pena with Luis Alejandre

Her Age:

Pena was born on 19 August 1989 in Washington, USA. At present, she is 32 years old.

Her Height and Weight:

The American mixed martial artist is 5 ft 7 in (170 cm) tall. She weighs 135lbs (61 kg) and is a Bantamweight division competitor.

Julianna Pena’s Endorsements:

Thanks to her successful MMA career, Pena earned a few endorsement deals. This January she signed a sponsorship with Jones Soda. She shared an announcement of the news via Instagram. The martial artist also has partnered with Simply Better Brands corporations to promote the “No B.S skincare” lineup. Recently, she also joined the NFT trend with her own cage side NFT pass.

Her Nickname:

Pena’s in-ring nickname is “The Venezuelan Vixen”. Her nickname is very popular among her fans and peers.

Julianna Pena’s stats:

Professional Record

Match Win Lose
KO 3 1
Submission 4 2
Decision 3 1
Total 11 4

Match Overview

Opponent Round Result Record Method
Amanda Nunes 2 Win 11-4 Submission (rear-naked choke)
Sara McMann 2 Win 10–4 Submission (rear-naked choke)
Germaine de Randamie 3 Loss 9–4 Technical submission (guillotine choke)
Nicco Montaño 3 Win 9–3 Decision (unanimous)
Valentina Shevchenko 3 Loss 8–3 Submission (armbar)
Cat Zingano 2 Win 8–2 Decision (unanimous)
Jessica Eye 3 Win 7–2 Decision (unanimous)
Milana Dudieva 3 Win 6–2 TKO (punches and elbows)
Jessica Rakoczy 1 Win 5–2 TKO (punches)
DeAnna Bennett 1 Loss 4–2 Decision (unanimous)
Sarah Moras 3 Loss 4–1 TKO (doctor stoppage)
Rachael Swatez 2 Win 4–0 Submission (guillotine choke)
Stephanie Webber 2 Win 3–0 Submission (armbar)
Robyn Dunne 2 Win 2–0 TKO (punches)
Raylene Harvey 1 Win 1–0 Submission (rear-naked choke)

 

In Depth | Julianna Peña vs Amanda Nunes 1

FAQ about Julianna Pena:

What is Julianna Pena’s UFC ranking?

Pena is placed 3rd in the UFC women’s pound-for-pound ranking, as of May 2022.

What is Julianna Pena’s Net Worth in 2022?

Julianna Pena’s net worth is $1.3 million in 2022.

Is She Married?

Yes, Pena is married to BJJ practitioner Luis Alejandre.

What is Pena’s Height?

Pena is 5 ft 7 in (170 cm) tall.

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