Mauricio Rua Net Worth

Maurício Rua was born into a family of Antônio Rua, Clementina Rua Murilo Rua. Earning the unknown along his career, Maurício Rua is a Mixed martial artist. As a professional athlete, this person has one numerous awards and trophies, including: unknown. A decorated career started in school unknown and later progressed, launching Maurício Rua into stardom. Born on unknown in unknown, this Mixed martial artist stood out from the rest of the crowd as early as in their child years. Making them a globally known and cheered superstar, their career earnings through winnings and sponsored deals have guaranteed Maurício Rua a lot of money. Want to know how much exactly? Well it is estimated that the net worth of Maurício Rua is around $6.5 Million

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The middle child of a businessman father and a mother who is a former track athlete and a marathon runner, his brothers, Murilo and Marcos are also mixed martial artists, however, the latter hasn’t competed at a professional level. From an early age, Maurício was introduced to martial arts as he was signed up for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu when he was only six years old, and just a year later joined a Muay Thai club. Maurício steadily improved, and as he got older he expanded his skills to boxing and wrestling as well.

He entered professional waters through vale tudo events across Brazil, and was rather successful, defeating such fighters as Evangelista Santos, among others. He was also a competitor at the International Fighting Championship’s Global Domination Tournament. After winning his opening fight, he lost in the second fight of the tournament.

Following the end of his stint at the tournament, Maurício joined the PRIDE Organization, and in 2005 became PRIDE Middleweight Grand Prix Champion, after he defeated Ricardo Arona in the finals of the tournament. His PRIDE career ended in 2007 with a victory over Alistair Overeem at PRIDE 33, to compile a record of 16-2.

After leaving PRIDE, Maurício became a part of the UFC, and debuted at UFC 76; unfortunately, he lost his first bought to Forrest Griffin. He then underwent knee surgery which kept him out of fighting for the whole of 2008, but then re-injured the knee and had again to go under the knife. He returned to the UFC in 2009 and fought against Mark Coleman, his first victory in the UFC and also his first Fight of the Night, for which he received a $40,000 bonus, which certainly increased his net worth. Although Rua won the match, he was highly disrespected by the fans, since his opponent was a veteran, 44 years old and without a fight in the last two years. However, he drew sympathy after his next fight, in which he defeated Chuck Liddell by KO in the first round.

He won the Knockout of the Night honors, and a money bonus that goes with it, which again increased his net worth.

He next fought Lyoto Machida for the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship, but lost the fight, however, in a second try he was successful on the 8th May 2010 at UFC 113 and by KO in the first round, and in addition received Knockout of the Night honors once again.

Unfortunately, Rua lost his title in the first match in which he was a defender, against Jon Jones on the 19th March 2011 at the UFC 128 in the third round.

Since then, Maurício has fought a number of times, including against Dan Henderson which was named Fight of the Night and Fight of the Year, which Rua unfortunately lost, then against Brandon Vera, against whom he was rather successful, and against Antônio Rogério Nogueira, which was his 23rd win as a professional. He has now compiled a total record of 25 wins and 10 lost matches, and an impressive net worth.

Regarding his personal life, Maurício has been married to Renata Ribeiro since 2007; the couple has a daughter, born in 2010.

During one of his interviews, Maurício stated that he won’t fight against his own brother, Murilo, or Wanderlei Silva, because of their personal relationships.

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  • Full Name: Maurício Rua
  • Net Worth: $6.5 Million
  • Date Of Birth: November 25, 1981
  • Place Of Birth: West Hollywood, California, U.S.
  • Height: 1.85 m
  • Weight: 93 kg
  • Profession: Mixed martial artist
  • Nationality: Brazilian
  • Spouse: Renata Ribeiro
  • Parents: Antônio Rua, Clementina Rua
  • Siblings: Murilo Rua
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  • Movies: UFC 93: Franklin vs. Henderson, Pride FC: Bushido: Vol. 1, UFC: Ultimate Fighting Championship: Ultimate Knockouts 8, Pride FC: Shockwave 2006, UFC: The Ultimate 100 Greatest Fights: Vol. 8, Pride FC: Pride 32: The Real Deal, Pride FC: Critical Countdown 2005


  • MMA professional record: 16-3.
  • Fighting style is Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
  • Brother Murillo Rua is also a professional mixed martial artist.
  • 2005 Pride Fighting Grand Prix Middleweight champion.


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Kickboxer: Retaliation 2017 post-production
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UFC Fight Night: Belfort vs. Gastelum 2017 TV Special Himself
UFC Embedded: Vlog Series 2015-2016 TV Series Himself
The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 2015 TV Series Himself – Coach
UFC’s Top 5 Greatest Fights 2015 TV Movie Himself
CQC: Custe o Que Custar 2014 TV Series Himself
UFC on Fox 2013-2014 TV Series Himself
UFC on FOX 5: Road to the Octagon 2012 TV Special Himself
Lendas do UFC 2012 TV Series documentary Maurício Shogun rua
UFC 139: Shogun vs. Henderson 2011 TV Special Himself
Amor & Sexo 2011 TV Series Himself
New York Mixed Martial Arts 2011 Documentary Himself
UFC 128: Shogun vs. Jones 2011 TV Special Himself
UFC on Versus: Sanchez vs. Kampmann 2011 TV Special Himself (as Mauricio Rua)
MMA H.E.A.T. 2010 TV Series Himself
Fighters Only Mixed Martial Arts Awards 2010 2010 TV Special Himself (as Mauricio Rua)
Altas Horas 2010 TV Series Himself
Toutes les Forces 2010 Video documentary Himself
UFC 113: Machida vs. Shogun 2 2010 TV Special Himself (as Mauricio Rua)
UFC 104: Machida vs. Shogun 2009 TV Special Mauricio Rua (as Mauricio Rua)
UFC 97: Redemption 2009 TV Special Himself (as Mauricio Rua)
UFC 93: Franklin vs. Henderson 2009 TV Special Himself (as Mauricio Rua)
FightZone Presents 2007 TV Series Himself
UFC 76: Knockout 2007 TV Special Himself (as Mauricio Rua)
Pride 33: The Second Coming 2007 TV Movie Himself
Pride Shockwave 2006 2006 TV Movie Himself – Fighter
Pride 32: The Real Deal 2006 TV Movie Himself
Pride Final Conflict Absolute 2006 TV Movie Himself
Pride 31: Unbreakable 2006 TV Movie Himself
Pride Final Conflict 2005 TV Movie Himself
Pride Critical Countdown 2005 2005 TV Movie Himself
Pride Total Elimination 2005 2005 TV Movie Himself