Julianna Pena Net Worth

Julianna Pena Net Worth and Salary: It is estimated that Julianna Pena, a mixed martial artist from Spokane, Washington, has a net worth of $2 million as of 2022.

Besides being the first female winner of The Ultimate Fighter, Pena is the former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion. She is best known for landing a spot on the show and winning.

In 2008, Penna began training in a cardio kickboxing class to take her passion more seriously. She currently competes in the bantamweight division of the UFC.

Pene’s first professional fight came in 2009 when she competed in The Ultimate Fighter: Team Rousey vs. Team Tate’s finale. After defeating Jessica Rakoczy, Pene became the first female fighter to win The Ultimate Fighter.

Her outstanding victories led her to win numerous accolades, including Gregory Boxing & Muay Thai, Luiz Claudio Combat Team, and SikJitsu.

  • “Female Fighter of the Year” and “Upset of the Year” by ESPN and Sherdog, respectively. 

Julianna Pena, also known as The Venezuelan Vixen, shot to fame after her shocking UFC 269 victory over Amanda Nunes, for which she received her biggest paycheck of $332,000.

  • In May of 2022, Pena was ranked 3rd in the UFC women’s pound-for-pound rankings.

All that Pena has in her life, she earned with her two hands, fighting her way to stardom and riches.

11 wins:

  • Three by knockout
  • Five by submission
  • Five by defeats
  • Three by decision

Julianna Pena Net Worth:

Name  Julianna Pena
Net Worth $2 Million
Age 33 years old
Date Of Birth August 19, 1989
Annual Income $500,000
Profession  American mixed martial artist
Gender  Female
Zodiac Sign Leo

Julianna Pena Net Worth Last 5 Years:

Net Worth in 2022  $2 Million
Net Worth in 2021 $1.9 Million
Net Worth in 2020  $1.6 Million
Net Worth in 2019 $1.5 Million
Net Worth in 2018 $1.2 Million

Earnings From MMA:

Pena’s fight pursuit has increased as she has climbed the Bantamweight and Pound For Pound rankings.

  • She earned $50,000 for her performance against Milan Dudivea and Amanda Nunes.

  • In her first fight at UFC Fight Night: Team Rousey versus Team Tate, Pena’s salary was only $16,000. 

  • In 2021, she will receive a $50,000 performance bonus along with $30,000 for her second fight.

  • She won $100,000 in Night at the Office when she beat Sara McMaan.

  • After defeating Amanda Nunes at UFC 269, Venezuelan Vixen took home $332,000 and a shiny gold belt.

Early life:

Her parents, Erin and Pamela, immigrated from Venezuela to the United States in 1989. Her father worked as a boilermaker in Spokane at the time of Julianna’s birth.

Her older sister Grace Pena is a former KREM 2 reporter and meteorologist who grew up with her three siblings.

Following her education, Pena attended Mt. Spokane High School where she graduated in 2007 and enrolled in Spokane Community College soon after. Pena credits her parents for her work ethic, which has paid off in her career.

As a teenager, she picked up kickboxing in order to stay in shape and channel her aggression positively. After establishing herself as a kickboxer, she switched to mixed martial arts and began training.

Professional MMA Career:

When did she start her career in MMA?

Before making her professional MMA debut in 2009, Pena competed twice as an amateur, winning her first two bouts.

A future competitor, Sarah Moras from The Ultimate Fighter 18, defeated Pena in the 140-pound catchweight match.

Peña won the Ultimate Fighter competition in 2013 after defeating Gina Mazany by unanimous decision. Julianna suffered her first career loss in her fifth professional fight against Saray Moras. This was just 2 months after a fatal car accident left her unconscious and with a broken nose.

As a result of these early setbacks, she became more resilient and hard-working in the future.

During that same year, Pena made her UFC debut, defeating Jessica Rakoczy by TKO. In 2014, she injured her right knee and was unable to compete.

The UFC Women’s Bantamweight Championship bout between Julianna and Amanda Nunes was postponed after Nunes tested positive for Covid-19 in the second round.

A unanimous decision was issued in the UFC 277 Women’s Bantamweight championship rematch between Pea and Amanda Nunes on July 30th, 2022. 

Julianna Pena Net Worth


The Venezuelan vixen is currently ranked as the “Best Female Bantamweight Fighter” in the world, after winning over Amanda Nunes last year.

With 11 MMA fights in total, she has won 5 by submission and 3 by TKO/KO. ESPN named Pena Female Fighter of the Year in 2021. She will make history at UFC 269 on the 11th of December 2021 when she fights Amanda Nunes, one of the greatest female fighters of all time.

Pena’s performance in the second round, when she rocked Nunes and choked her out, showed her world-class heart and determination.


Height  5 feet 7 in ( 170 cm )
Weight  61 kg ( 134.5 pounds )
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Dark Brown
Figure Measurement  35-25-35


Having won the UFC title, Julianna Pea became a popular brand ambassador. The biggest one is Jones Soda Co, a Seattle-based beverage company that signed her on as an endorsement.

Additionally, Pena will be able to make her own drink flavors, and Columbia Care, A Cannabis Firm, recently sponsored the UFC champ.

Moreover, she has endorsed brands such as Asana Health & Wellness, Fyllo, and N.O.BS, as well as a vitamin and supplement brand called DESIGNS For Sports.

Ultimate Fighter Show:

After joining the Ultimate Fighter Show, Pena moved on to become a star like Miesha Tate and Ronda Rousey. Miesha Tate picked Pena first overall, and Pena would not disappoint her.

Pena not only defeated Ronda Rousey’s number one pick, Shayna Baszler, but also defeated Sarah Moras once again in the second round by submission.

Pena became the first Women’s Ultimate Fighter Champion in history by winning the Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale by TKO in the first round.

During 2013, Julianna was featured in the award-winning mixed martial arts documentary Fight Life, and she became a DAZN announcer for Combat Americas.

It was reported by ESPN+ that Pea and Nunes would handle the women’s flyweight and heavyweight matches in 2022.

Personal life:

Peña started dating Luis Alejandre, who is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu expert. In addition, Alejandre has previously provided tactical hand-to-hand advice to American army and police divisions. In addition to being the head instructor of Stronghold Jiu-jitsu Academy in Chicago, Alejandre is the founder and founder of the organization.

She credited Isabella Alejandre for inspiring her and giving her the motivation to keep competing after becoming a champion, after the couple welcomed their first child in October 2017.

She also found herself involved in 2 counts of assault after a fight with the bar staff, which resulted in her arrest in Spokane, Washington in 2015.

A judge later stipulated that if Pea did not have further offenses for a year, the matter would be dismissed.

Julianna Pena Net Worth:

Her net worth is estimated to be around $2 million as of 2022. She is one of the top female fighters in the MMA industry.

With her husband and daughter, she lives a luxurious lifestyle thanks to her professional UFC fighting career.

In addition to all the companies trying to sponsor her, Pena is earning more money now than she has ever earned before.

Pena is one of the most well-known female fighters in MMA, and she has already earned almost $800 thousand from her successful MMA career.

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