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Jussier Formiga

Jussier Formiga

Nationality :Brazilian
Date Of Birth :April 14, 1985
Height :5 feet 5 inches
Weight :57 kilograms

Jussier da Silva Viera Formiga (born April 14, 1985) is a Brazilian mixed martial artist who competes in the Flyweight division. A professional competitor since 2005, Formiga most notably competed in the UFC and is the former Shooto South America 123-pound champion.

QUICK FACTS

BornNatal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
Fights out ofNatal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
NationalityBrazilian
Age35
Height5 ft 5 inch
Weight125 lb
Reach67 inch
DivisionFlyweight
DebutUFC on ESPN 2

Jussier Formiga Biography, EarlyLife

On April 14, 1985, Jussier Formiga was born in Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil. He developed an early interest in martial arts. In addition to having a black belt in judo, he also holds a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. He was born and raised in Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil, and began training in judo at a young age.

Jussier Formiga Education

Formiga attended Kimura/Nova University. Furthermore, he is a citizen of Brazil.

Jussier Formiga’s Height, And Weight

Jussier Formiga has an athletic body standing at the perfect height of 5 feet 5 inches and weighs around 57 kg.

Career

On July 14, 2012, it was announced that Formiga signed with the UFC. 

Formiga faced John Dodson on October 5, 2012, at UFC on FX 5. After a slow first round, Formiga began to succumb to the speed of Dodson and was eventually finished via TKO with ground strikes at 4:35 of the second round. 

Formiga faced Chris Cariaso on May 18, 2013 at UFC on FX 8. He won the fight via unanimous decision. 

Formiga faced Joseph Benavidez on September 4, 2013, at UFC Fight Night 28. He lost the fight via TKO in the first round.

Formiga faced Scott Jorgensen on March 23, 2014, at UFC Fight Night 38. Formiga won the fight via submission in the first round. Formiga unintentionally butted Jorgensen’s chin with the top of his skull, which went unnoticed by the referee and submitted the dazed Jorgensen via rear-naked choke. Jorgensen appealed the headbutt to the Brazilian Athletic Commission, however, the result was upheld.

Formiga was expected to face Zach Makovsky on August 2, 2014, at UFC 176. However, after UFC 176 was canceled, Formiga/Makovsky was rescheduled and eventually took place on August 16, 2014, at UFC Fight Night 47. Formiga won the fight via unanimous decision. 

Formiga was expected to face John Moraga on December 13, 2014, at UFC on Fox 13. However, on November 21, Formiga pulled out of the fight and was replaced by UFC newcomer Willie Gates.

Formiga faced Wilson Reis on May 30, 2015, at UFC Fight Night 67. He won the back-and-forth fight by unanimous decision. 

Formiga next faced Henry Cejudo on November 21, 2015, at The Ultimate Fighter Latin America 2 Finale. He lost the fight by split decision.

Formiga faced Dustin Ortiz on September 24, 2016, at UFC Fight Night 95. He won the fight via unanimous decision. 

Formiga was expected to face Sergio Pettis on January 15, 2017, at UFC Fight Night 103. However, Formiga pulled out of the fight in late December and was replaced by John Moraga.

Formiga faced Ray Borg on March 11, 2017, at UFC Fight Night 106. He lost the fight via unanimous decision. After alternating between wins and losses in the latest four fights, Formiga decided to move from his native Brazil to Florida, United States to train at American Top Team. 

Formiga faced Ulka Sasaki on September 23, 2017, at UFC Fight Night: Saint Preux vs. Okami. He won the fight via submission in the first round.

Formiga faced Ben Nguyen on February 11, 2018, at UFC 221. He won the fight via technical submission in the third round due to a rear-naked choke. This win earned him the Performance of the Night bonus. 

Formiga faced Sergio Pettis on October 6, 2018, at UFC 229. He won the fight via unanimous decision. 

Formiga faced Deiveson Figueiredo on March 23, 2019 at UFC Fight Night 148. He won the fight via unanimous decision.

Formiga faced Joseph Benavidez in a rematch on June 29, 2019, at UFC on ESPN 3. He lost the fight via technical knockout in the second round. 

Formiga faced Brandon Moreno on March 14, 2020, at UFC Fight Night 170. He lost the fight via unanimous decision. 

Formiga faced Alex Perez on June 6, 2020, at UFC 250. He lost the bout via first-round technical knockout.

On November 16, 2020, it was announced that Formiga had been released from his UFC contract and is now a free agent.

Jussier Formiga’s Net Worth

According to Tapology, Formiga has an estimated $250,000 in career earnings. He is thought to be worth $364,000 overall.

At the UFC 221 event on February 11, 2018, it was revealed that he earned $102,000, which also included the performance of the evening for his match against Ben Nguyen.

His current net worth is apparently around $364,000. His vocation as a fighter continues to be his primary source of income, according to numerous tabloids. He lives in Ben Nguyen and has a beautiful house there. Additionally, he uses a variety of social media platforms to update his followers on his personal life.

Jussier Formiga’s Girlfriend, Dating

There isn’t much information regarding his personal life available right now. His personal life will shortly be updated with any new developments. Furthermore, his former romantic history is unreported.

Jussier Formiga Awards

  • Shooto South America
    • Shooto South American 123 lb Championship
  • Ultimate Fighting Championship
    • Performance of the Night (One time)

FAQ

What is the net worth of Jussier Formiga?

His net worth is 250,000 dollars.

What is the height of Jussier Formiga?

His height is 5 feet 5 inches.

What is the age of Jussier Formiga?

His age is 38 years as of 2023.

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