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Shane Young

Shane Young

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Shane Young is a rising New Zealander Mixed Martial Artist. He has been fighting in the Ultimate Fighting championship under the Featherweight division. Shane has been fighting in the ring for more than nine years. He is currently fighting for the City kickboxing team. Young started his professional MMA career in 2012 and amassed 11-3 before being signed by the UFC.

QUICK FACTS

BornShane Karlarnee Young  
31 July 1993 (age 30)
Napier, New Zealand
Other namesSmokin
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight145 lb (66 kg; 10 st 5 lb)
DivisionLightweight (2014–present)
Featherweight (2015)
Reach72[2] in (183 cm)

Shane Young Biography, EarlyLife

Shane Young was born on July 31, 1993, in Napier, New Zealand. He is among the two children born to his parents. He has a brother who is also a fighter. Young rose to fame only after his success so, information about his early life is under investigation. Shane holds New Zealander nationality and is of Maori Tribe and European descent. 

Shane Young Education

His educational history is not published because he has not yet given it to the public. However, this detailed information is currently being reviewed and will be updated soon.

Shane Young’s Height, And Weight

Talking about his physical appearance, Shane stands five feet and eight inches tall and weighs 65 kg. 

Career

Young started his professional MMA career in 2012 and amassed a record of 11–3 before being signed by the UFC.

Ultimate Fighting Championship

Young made his promotional debut as a short-notice replacement against Alexander Volkanovski on 19 November 2017 at UFC Fight Night: Werdum vs. Tybura. The bout proceeded at a catchweight of 150 pounds. Young lost the fight via unanimous decision.

Young faced Rolando Dy on 23 June 2018 at UFC Fight Night: Cerrone vs. Edwards. He won the fight via technical knockout in round two. This win earned him the Fight of the Night award.

Young contemplated stepping away from fighting after his bout with Dy for the remainder of 2018 to tackle his depression after achieving success and fame at UFC Fight Night: Cerrone vs. Edwards by earning $50,000, where before the bout he had to borrow $40 to get to the airport for his flight to Singapore for the fight, and his mental health issues surrounding the break-up of his marriage where he spent most of the time with his family while seeking to reconnect with his Māori culture, which helped him to return to a healthy state of mind.

We all know there’s this magic in being Māori, being in the community,y and being able to work with each other. What got me out of it was returning to my roots, my Māoritanga. We get caught up too much in the modern-day everything – I should have this because I should be rich and I should be all these things. But I was like, what I should be is what I am, a young Māori man in Aotearoa, where you have that appreciation for the land.”

 

Young returned to fighting and he faced Austin Arnett on 10 February 2019 at UFC 234. He won the fight via unanimous decision.

Young was scheduled to face Nate Landwehr on 27 September 2020 at UFC 253. However, Landwehr was pulled from the event due to testing positive for COVID-19 and he was replaced by newcomer Ľudovít Klein. At the weigh-ins, Klein weighed in at 150 pounds, four pounds over the non-title featherweight fight limit. The bout proceeded at a catchweight and Klein was fined a percentage of his purse, which went to Young. Young lost the fight via knockout in round one.

Young faced Omar Morales on 27 March 2021 at UFC 260. He lost the fight via unanimous decision.

Young faced Blake Bilder on 12 February 2023, at UFC 284. He lost the fight via unanimous decision.

Young is scheduled to face Gabriel Miranda at UFC 293 on 10 September 2023.

Shane Young’s Net Worth

Young has been fighting at the professional level since 2012. Shane has an estimated net worth of more than $100,000. Shane credits most of his net worth to his successful career in UFC and MMA fighting, and The fighter has disclosed only about $50,000 as his career earnings from fighting. The average salary of a UFC fighter is more than $50,000, and Conor McGregor tops the list with $20,102,000 in his UFC Earnings. 

In early 2020, Shane took home $22,000 from his fight against Ludovit Klein. A UFC fighter earns a reasonable sum through their additional income sources like Sponsors, advertising deals, garmented prize money, the fight of the night, and a few more. He has a sponsorship deal with Reebok. 

Shane Young’s Wife, Marriage, Children

Shane Young is a married man. He is living a happy married life along with his wife and their child. Shane tied his wedding knot with his longtime girlfriend, Baylee Rose Ohalloran. They had a private wedding ceremony in their hometown where only close friends and family members from both sides attended the event.

Young and Baylee had been dating each other for some time before their marriage. In January 2020, Shane opened up about expecting their first baby shortly. The duo was blessed with a baby boy in June 2020. Baylee works as a model and bar dancer. She is very much supportive of her husband. Shane keeps sharing his family photos in his timelines regularly. 

As per sources, Shane had a failed marriage. He took a break from his career in 2017 to tackle his depression and mental health issues surrounding his marriage’s break-up. There is not a single word about his first marriage with the public. 

Shane Young Awards

Mixed martial arts 

  • Ultimate Fighting Championship
    • Fight of the Night (One time) vs. Rolando Dy 

FAQ

What is the net worth of Shane Young?

His net worth is 100,000dollars.

What is the height of Shane Young?

His height is 5 feet 8 inches.

What is the age of Shane Young?

His age is 30 years as of 2023.

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