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Josh Emmett

Josh Emmett

Nationality :American
Date Of Birth :March 4, 1985
Height :5 feet 6 inches
Weight :66 kg

Josh Emmett (born March 4, 1985) is an American mixed martial artist. He is currently competing in the Lightweight division with Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).


Name:Josh Emmett
Salary:$0.2 Million +
Monthly Income:$20,000 +
Date of Birth:March 4, 1985
Height:1.69m. (5’ 5”)
Weight:66 Kg / 145 Ibs
Profession:American mixed martial artist
Age:38 Yrs

Josh Emmett Biography, EarlyLife

Emmett was born in Sacramento, California in 1985. He studied psychology in college because he was interested in becoming a police officer. He earned his Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree at Menlo College.

He began his martial arts experience as a child with kung fu and later picked up wrestling in middle school with the support of his little league coach after seeing police visits to his home in search of his older brother.

Josh Emmett debuted in professional MMA in 2011, after finishing 2-0 as an amateur. He suffered an early setback in his Capitol Fighting Championship Featherweight debut when he fractured his hand in the first round. He fought on, however, and won his first duel by unanimous decision, exhibiting incredible tenacity.

Josh Emmett Education

He started competing in wrestling in high school and his college years at Menlo College. After his collegiate career was over, he joined Urijah Faber’s Ultimate Fitness to continue his desire to compete in combat sports.

Josh Emmett’s Height, And Weight

Josh Emmett has an athletic body standing at the perfect height of 5 feet 6 inches and weighs around 66 kg. Josh Emmett also has an athletic body type. He has a well-kept figure, but measures such as biceps size, hip size, waist size, shoe size, and so on are currently unavailable. His eyes are green, and his hair is black. He has a healthy and well-balanced physique.


Emmett was on a 9-0 winning streak before joining UFC.

Emmett made his promotional debut as a short-notice replacement on May 8, 2016, against Jon Tuck at UFC Fight Night 87, where he replaced an injured Nick Hein, Emmett suffered a compound fracture on his left right finger from catching Tuck’s spinning back kick and the fight was halted briefly by the referee prior restarted. Emmett secured a win with a split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28).

Emmett was expected to face Jeremy Kennedy on August 27, 2016, at UFC on Fox 21. However, Emmett was forced out of the event due to injury.

On December 17, 2016, Emmett faced Scott Holtzman at UFC on Fox 22. The three-round fight was a back-and-forth battle and judges awarded the win to Emmett via unanimous decision.

Emmett faced promotional newcomer Desmond Green on April 8, 2017, at UFC 210. Emmett was outpointed by Green’s striking and lost via split decision of 29-28, 28-29, and 30-27.

Josh Emmett’s Net Worth

Josh Emmett’s net worth is believed to be $1.5 million. His disclosed earnings from his UFC career total USD 473,000, with each fight earning him $85,000. Emmett received a guaranteed payout of $161,00 in his most recent fight on June 25, 2023, against Ilia Topuria.

Josh Emmett’s fight against Yair Rodriguez at UFC 284 earned him a total pay of $132,000, including a base salary of $100,000. Based on these numbers, Emmett’s net worth is predicted to grow at a pace of around $0.2 million every year.MMA fighters include Vasyl Lomachenko, Vladimir Tereshkin, Anthony Joshua, Abus Magomedov, Florian Marku, Sabriye Sengul, and Jessica Borga.

Josh’s Endorsement Earnings

Josh Emmett has endorsement deals with several companies, including Trifecta, Wahl Grooming, Empire Pro Tape, and Millions of Athletes. According to the available search results, these are some of the brands he has sponsored; however, there may be further collaborations that have not been disclosed.

The specific financial details of the earnings from these endorsement arrangements remain unknown. As a result, it’s unknown how much money Emmett has made from these collaborations. Nonetheless, his involvement with multiple businesses emphasizes his marketability and acknowledgment of his impact on the MMA world.

Josh Emmett’s Wife, Marriage, Children

Josh Emmett’s wife’s name is Vanessa Emmett. The exact day of their wedding is unknown. Vanessa Lanza, also known as Vanessa Lanza on LinkedIn, works at Workhuman as a Customer Experience QA Coordinator. She is active on social media, particularly Instagram, where she goes by the handle @vanessaemmett. She presently has 2,102 followers, with whom she has shared 517 images and videos.

While no one knows how Josh and Vanessa met, it is evident that they have been together for a long time. They’ve been dating for a long time and have a strong bond. Vanessa regularly shares images of herself and her husband, Josh, on social media, giving fans a glimpse into their private lives.

Josh Emmett Awards

  • Ultimate Fighting Championship
    • Performance of the Night (One time) vs. Mirsad Bektić  
    • Fight of the Night (Three times) vs. Shane Burgos, Calvin Kattar & Ilia Topuria
    • Tied (Jeremy Stephens) for most knockdowns in UFC Featherweight division history (11) 
  • West Coast Fighting Championship
    • WCFC Lightweight Champion (One time) 
    • ISCF Pro California Lightweight Champion (One time)


What is the net worth of Josh Emmett?

His net worth is 1.5 million dollars.

What is the height of Josh Emmett?

His height is 5 feet 6 inches.

What is the age of Josh Emmett?

His age is 38 years as of 2023.

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