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Frankie Saenz

Frankie Saenz

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Frankie Saenz is an American mixed martial artist who competed in the bantamweight division. A professional since 2009, he made a name for himself fighting mostly in his native state, where he was King of the Cage Flyweight Champion (135 lb), World Fighting Federation Featherweight Champion, and Coalition of Combat Featherweight Champion and for his time in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. 

QUICK FACTS

BornFrankie Ozuna Saenz III
August 12, 1980 (age 43)
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
NationalityAmerican
Height5 ft 6 in (168 cm) 
Weight135 lb (61 kg; 9 st 9 lb)
DivisionBantamweight
Featherweight
Reach66 in (168 cm) 

Frankie Saenz Biography, EarlyLife

On August 12, 1980, Frankie Ozuna Saenz III was born. Frankie Saenz is of Mexican descent.

The son of Frank and Debbie Saenz, Frankie is of Mexican descent. Frankie had four younger sisters, of whom one committed suicide in her teens. Frankie grew up in Maryvale, Phoenix playing football from the age of seven onward, picking up wrestling at his wrestling coach’s father’s behest in middle school. Frankie attended Marcos de Niza High School where he was an undefeated state champion wrestler in 1998 and 1999 in the 133-pound division receiving All-American honors in his senior year. He lettered all four of his high school years in wrestling along with two letterman years in football. 

Frankie Saenz Education

Graduating from high school in 1999 Frankie was about to attend the University of Oklahoma, but due to their sister’s recent suicide, he wasn’t ready to leave his home state and was recruited to Arizona State.

He went on to wrestle for two years at Arizona State without many accolades and ended up transferring to the University of Northern Colorado. At the time UNC had just transferred from Division II to Division I in wrestling, and after a year of wrestling the college was placed on probation which effectively ended Frankie’s collegiate wrestling career. Subsequently, Frankie returned to Arizona and started coaching wrestling at Maryvale high school before beginning to train in mixed martial arts in 2008. 

Frankie Saenz’s Height, And Weight

Frankie Saenz has an athletic body standing at the perfect height of 5 feet 6 inches and weighs around 61 kg.

Career

After his second title defense on KOTC, Saenz signed with the UFC on August 7, 2014. He was scheduled to make his promotional debut against another newcomer, Nolan Ticman on August 16, 2014, at UFC Fight Night 47. Saenz won the fight via unanimous decision.

Saenz later was scheduled to face Aljamain Sterling on November 8, 2014, at UFC Fight Night 55, but the fight was scrapped due to Saenz being injured.

On February 22, 2015, Saenz fought Iuri Alcântara at UFC Fight Night 61. As a 7-1 underdog, Saenz defeated the #8 ranked Alcântara via unanimous decision.

Saenz faced Sirwan Kakai on August 8, 2015, at UFC Fight Night 73. He won the fight by split decision.

Saenz next faced Urijah Faber on December 12, 2015, at UFC 194. He lost the back-and-forth fight by unanimous decision.

 on July 23, 2016, at UFC on Fox 20. He lost the fight via TKO at the 1:54 mark of the third round.

Saenz next faced Augusto Mendes on January 15, 2017, at UFC Fight Night 103. He lost the fight by split decision. Both participants were awarded Fight of the Night for their performance.

Saenz faced promotional newcomer Merab Dvalishvili at UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs. Ortega on December 9, 2017. He won the fight by split decision.

 on May 19, 2018, at UFC Fight Night 129. He won the fight by unanimous decision.

Saenz was expected to face Yadong Song on November 23, 2018, at UFC Fight Night 141. However, it was reported on November 7, 2018, that he pulled out of the event due to injury and he was replaced by newcomer Vince Morales.

Saenz was scheduled to face Marlon Vera on March 2, 2019, at UFC 235. However, Vera pulled out of the fight on February 27 due to illness and the bout was scrapped from the event. The bout was rescheduled to UFC Fight Night 148. Saenz lost the fight via technical knockout in round one.

Saenz faced Jonathan Martinez on August 1, 2020, at UFC Fight Night: Brunson vs. Shahbazyan. At the weigh-ins, Martinez weighed in at 140.5 pounds, four and a half pounds over the bantamweight non-title fight limit. His bout proceeded at a catchweight and he was fined 30 percent of his purse, which went to Saenz. He lost this fight via TKO in the third round.

Frankie Saenz’s Net Worth

Frankie Saenz is worth $5 million, according to our analysis of data from sources like Wikipedia.

Frankie Saenz’s Wife, Marriage, Children

Frankie Saenz has not dated anyone as of 2023. Saenz and his fiancé Lena have a daughter and a son.

Frankie Saenz Awards

  • King of the Cage
    • KOTC Flyweight Championship (One time)
  • Two successful title defenses
  • World Fighting Federation
    • WFF Featherweight Championship (One time)
  • Coalition of Combat
    • COC Featherweight Championship (One time)
  • Ultimate Fighting Championship
    • Fight of the Night (One time)

FAQ

What is the net worth of Frankie Saenz?

His net worth is 5 million dollars.

What is the height of Frankie Saenz?

His height is 5 feet 6 incehs.

What is the age of Frankie Saenz?

His age is 43 years as of 2023.

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