Net Worth and Salary

Net Worth and Salary

MMA Fighter

Matt Serra

Matt Serra

Who is Matt Serra?

Matt Serra is a retired MMA fighter. Matt Serra is best known for being the first fighter to win both The Ultimate Fighter Tournament and the UFC Championship. He is also the first American to be awarded a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu by Renzo Gracie, a member of the legendary Gracie family of Brazilian jiu-jitsu fighters.

What is the net worth of Matt Serra?

Matt Serra’s net worth is estimated to be in the $700,000 range.

The one-time UFC Welterweight Championship winner, who was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame on July 5, 2018, is said to have made his money through endorsement deals and fight prize money.

The facilities are run by him and his longtime cornerman and coach, Ray Longo, while the fighters compete under the Serra/Longo Competition Team.

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Matt Serra: Birth, Parents, Siblings & Education

Matt Serra was born on June 2, 1974, in East Meadow, New York, to Italian-American parents.

He was reportedly born three months premature, which meant he faced significant developmental challenges as a child.

However, having watched Bruce Lee and King Fu Theater, he was able to fight his way back to full health before becoming interested in mixed martial arts.

It also helped that his father had been a martial artist his entire life.

He and his father began practicing Wing Chun, a traditional Southern Chinese kung fu style when he was about 11 years old.

Matt Serra: Professional Career

He began wrestling in his adolescence before learning Brazilian jiu-jitsu under Renzo Gracie at the age of 18.

Serra began to make a name for himself in the Brazilian jiu-jitsu fighting world in the late 1990s.

Before turning professional, he won first place in the Brazilian jiu-jitsu Pan American Games in 1999 and third place in the brown belt division at the 1999 World Championships in Brazil.

Matt Serra had a 4-0 mixed martial arts record before making his UFC debut in May 2001 against Shonie Carter at UFC 31.

He was knocked out in the fight by Cater, but that did not dampen the New York native’s spirits, as he went on to win his next two fights.

Serra, who was now competing in the lightweight division, came close to earning a title shot but was defeated in a close decision fight by B.J. Penn.

By November 2006, Serra, who had returned to the Welterweight division, had won the Ultimate Fighter 4 Welterweight Tournament by split decision over Chris Lytle.

His victory earned him a shot at the UFC Welterweight Championship against Georges St-Pierre.

Serra was a huge underdog to his opponent, but he managed to upset the odds by winning the UFC Welterweight Championship with a technical knockout in the first round.

The fight has since been regarded as one of the biggest upsets in MMA history, earning Serra a slew of awards, including Sports Illustrated’s Upset of the Decade and Cinderella Story of the Decade, among many others.

He was defeated by Chris Lytle via unanimous decision in his final fight before transitioning to coaching in September 2010.

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Matt Serra: Relationship Status

Matt Serra has been married to Ann Serra since the 26th of May, 2007.

Nothing is known about how the couple met or the subsequent details of their marriage because the couple has chosen to keep things about themselves very private, and even information about Ann’s early life and career is difficult to find.

What is known is that Matt and Ann have begun a family.

In keeping with the lack of information about the Serra family, there are conflicting reports about its exact size, with some publications claiming he and his wife have three children and others claiming two.

It was agreed that his first child was born on February 11, 2009, and his second child was born in April 2011.