Josh Emmett

Quick Facts

Name Josh Emmett
Age 37 Years Old
Nick Name Josh
Birth Name Joshua James Emmett
Birth Date 1985-03-04
Gender Male
Profession MMA Artist
Place Of Birth Phoenix, Arizona
Birth Nation USA
Nationality American
Ethnicity American-White
Religion Christianity
Horoscope Pisces
College / University Menlo College, Sacramento City College
Net Worth $1.5 Million
Source of Wealth Fighting Career
Salary $78K
Height 5 feet 6 inches
Weight 66 KG
Reach 70 in
Body Type Athletic
Girlfriend VAnessa
Marital Status Unmarried
Sexual Orientation Straight
Links Wikipedia, Instagram

American mixed martial artist Josh Emmett participates in the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s featherweight category at the moment (UFC). He is currently ranked #4 among featherweights in the UFC as of March 21, 2022. On October 8, 2011, he began his professional MMA career and made his Featherweight debut at Capitol Fighting Championship. He signed with the UFC after going 9-0 in his professional career. On May 8, 2016, he made his promotional debut against Jon Tuck at UFC Fight Night 87 as a last-minute replacement for an injured Nick Hein. The Fighting Falmer is his nick name.

How much is the Net worth of Josh Emmett?

Josh Emmett is an expert mixed martial artist on contract with the UFC. Josh Emmett’s net worth is projected to be $1.5 million as of 2022 based on his earnings during his fighting career. Currently, he makes a base income of about $78,000. He currently leads a luxury lifestyle because the fighting business is his primary source of income. In addition, he earns a respectable sum of money from bonuses, prize money, and other sources like brand sponsorships.


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Josh Emmett in a car with his wife and a dog. Via Instagram

Early Years: What is the real name of Josh Emmett?

Joshua James Emmett was Josh Emmett’s given name at birth. He is American and from Phoenix, Arizona. He was born on March 4, 1985. Also, He is of American nationality and White American ancestry. He practices Christianity, and according to his birthdate, he is a Pisces. As of 2022, he celebrated his 37th birthday. He studied psychology in college with the goal of becoming a law enforcement officer and received his Bachelor of Liberal Arts from Menlo College.

Beginning at El Camino Fundamental High School and continuing through his undergraduate years, he wrestled for 14 years. Before transferring to NAIA Menlo, he wrestled for Sacramento City College during his first two junior college seasons. He joined Urijah Faber’s Ultimate Fitness to pursue his goal to compete in combat sports once his collegiate career was over. Additionally, he is a skilled grappler in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and has won a world title in the blue belt no-gi division.

What is the Professional Career of Josh Emmett?

On October 8, 2011, Emmett started his professional MMA career. As a featherweight, he made his Capitol Fighting Championship debut. He needed surgery after breaking his hand in the opening round, which forced him to take a 10-month break from competition. He then decided to enter the West Coast Fighting Championship (WFC). On August 3, 2013, he played his first match, defeating Mike Ryan by guillotine choke. Also, On November 16, 2013, he faced Noah Schnable, and in the first round, he TKO’d him with punches. On February 15, 2014, he defeated Adin Duenas again and prevailed.

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Professional Mixed Martial Artist, Josh Emmett Source:

At West Coast Fighting Championship 9, he faced Tramain Smith, and in the opening round, he defeated Smith by TKO. On November 15, 2014, at West Coast Fighting Championship 12, he defeated Brandon Ricetti. He was declared the WFC Lightweight Champion after winning the match. He defeated Rocky Johnson on October 3, 2015, in the KOTC event. On January 23, 2016, he defeated Christos Giagos by technical knockout. After signing with the UFC with a 9-0 professional record, he competed in his first fight on May 8, 2016, against Jon Tuck, which Emmett won. On December 17, 2016, he competed against Scott Holtzman at UFC on Fox 22. He prevailed.

More on Career

On April 8, 2017, he competed in UFC 210 and lost to promotional rookie Desmond Green by a score of 29-28, 28-29, and 30-27. On October 21, 2017, at UFC Fight Night 118, he competed against Felipe Arantes in a featherweight match, which he won. Emmett lost his match against Jeremy Stephens at UFC on Fox 28 on February 24, 2018, in Orlando, Florida. After a successful surgery to repair facial injuries incurred during the Stephens fight, he was forced to sit out the rest of the year. On March 30, 2019, he competed against Michael Johnson at UFC on ESPN 2, which he won.

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Emmett started his professional MMA career in 2011. Via YouTube

After that, on July 13, 2019, he defeated Mirsad Bekti at UFC Fight Night 155. With this victory, he was given the Performance of the Night prize. The UFC offered him a new four-fight contract after that. On June 20, 2020, at UFC on ESPN: Blaydes vs. Volkov, he then fought Shane Burgos, defeating him. He was out of commission for the majority of 2021 and the rest of 2020 while he healed from numerous fight-related injuries, including an ACL tear, to his left leg. On December 11, 2021, he competed against Dan Ige at UFC 269, which he won by unanimous decision. On June 18, 2022, he faced Calvin Kattar, and he prevailed in a split decision.

Awards and Achievements

Ultimate Fighting Championship

  • Performance of the Night (One Time) vs. Mirsad Bektić
  • Fight of the Night (Two Times) vs. Shane Burgos and Calvin Kattar
  • Fight of the Night (Two Times) vs. Shane Burgos and Calvin Kattar

West Coast Fighting Championship (WCF) Lightweight Champion (One time)

ISCF – International Sport Combat Federation (ISCF) Pro California Lightweight Champion: January 23rd, 2016, WFC 16, Sacramento, California, USA. Defeated Christos Giagos by TKO (Strikes) at 2:21 of Round 3.

Who is the girlfriend of Josh Emmett?

Josh Emmett is wed to Vanessa, a former girlfriend who is now his wife. The couple has been together for a very long period, and their relationship is very close. They were best friends in high school. They are regarded as one of the UFC’s most devoted couples. Vanessa works as a social media influencer. Straight is the way he identifies sexually. They have a great time living their lives.

Josh Emmett and his wife, Vanessa
Josh Emmett and his wife, Vanessa Source:

Body Stats: what is Josh Emmett’s height?

Josh Emmett stands at 1.68 m, or 5 feet 6 inches, and is an attractive man. His healthy body weight is 145 pounds, or 66 kilograms. He has an athletic body type. On his physique, he has numerous tattoos. On his arms, he has a number of tattoos, mostly of written words and cherry blossoms. Also, On his breast, he had a tiki mask tattooed, followed by a lotus flower, water, and cherry blossoms, creating a stunning work of art.


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His other tattoos include lettering on his body, a bomb on his wrist, a skull on his other arm, and many more. He began getting tattoos when he was young and got his first one when he became 18 years old. His choice to have his left arm be black and gray and his right arm be colored is a novel yet lovely thought that makes for an alluring contrast. His tallest standing is 70 in (178 cm).


  • He started his professional MMA career on October 8, 2011.
  • Joshua James Emmett is his real name.
  • His zodiac sign is Pisces.
  • He is also an accomplished Brazilian jiu-jitsu grappler and he has won a world championship in the blue belt no-gi division.