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Juan Espino is a Spanish mixed martial artist who competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s heavyweight division. His full name is Juan Francisco Espino Dieppa.

Juan Espino is a highly skilled and experienced Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter from Spain. In his professional career, he has competed in 11 fights, winning ten of them. Juan Espino is currently a Heavyweight Division fighter for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He was the winner of the UFC’s The Ultimate Fighter 28 Finale.

Mayor Juan José Cardona González awarded him the title of Favorite Son of the City of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in 2014.

Quick Info
Full NameJuan Francisco Espino Dieppa
Date of birth
1980, October 9
Place of birthGran Canaria, Spain
ProfessionMMA Fighter
Height1.93 m
Weight255 lb
Age40 Years Old
Net worth$1-2 million.

Early life

Juan Espino, who was born in 1980, celebrates his birthday every year on October 9. Juan Espino is from the Spanish island of Gran Canaria’s suburbs. His birth name is Juan Francisco Espino Dieppa, and he goes by the nickname El Guapo.

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When it comes to sharing details about his personal life, the MMA fighter is quite discreet. As a result, the identities of his parents and siblings remain a mystery. Nonetheless, it’s safe to assume that he received complete backing from his family before entering the MMA arena.

Juan Espino began his career in Canarian wrestling, where he earned the highest level of puntal A, as well as multiple individual and collective titles.


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In 2012, Juan Espino won gold at the European Championships in Brussels (Belgium). In Celtic Wrestling, he was also a European champion (León) in 2010. In 2010, he won the European title in Lucha Gouren, in Brittany, France. In 2013, he was a member of the Spanish National Team at the Kabaddi World Cup, where he competed for the first time in this sport that originated in Bangladesh.

Juan Espino has a 17-0 amateur record in Mixed Martial Arts and has been crowned the Champion of Spain. Juan’s mixed martial arts career began in 2009 when he competed in the Furious Fighting Championship 2 in Casablanca against the Egyptian El Alfy Amr.

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Juan Espino’s career has been brief and pleasant, with no defeats since April 2011. On February 21, 2009, he had his debut fight against El Alfy Amr, which he easily won.  When Juan Espino met Vitaly Minakov on April 21, 2011, he was defeated in the first round for the first time. Juan Espino took an extended absence from the MMA world after the setback. However, he made his big comeback over six years later, on March 25, 2017, when he faced Jimmy van Bemmelen.

Despite the years away from MMA, he was able to win the fight as if he had never left. Since that day, Espino has gone undefeated, winning every single battle he has fought in. Rodney Wallace, Stan Wilson, Dritan Barjamaj, Yuri Gorbenko, and Martin Buday were among the defeated fighters.

In mid-2018, he competed in an exhibition match for The Ultimate Fighter Season 28 against Ben Sosoli and Maurice Greene. He won both of his battles and advanced to the tournament finals. On November 30, 2018, he met Justin Frazier in the grand finale of the massive event and defeated him in the first round with a Straight Armlock.

Juan Espino received the UFC contract as well as a check for $80,000 ($15,000 base, $15K bonus, $50K performance/night). He made his official UFC debut on September 26, 2020, when he faced Jeff Hughes, which he won. On April 17, 2021, he fought with Alexander Romanov, which he lost by unanimous decision.


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Is Espino Single or Committed?

The MMA fighter from Spain is possibly single and not dating anyone. In addition, Juan Espino has never shared his wedding vows. Instead, Espino is largely preoccupied with his professional life. And his intense focus on MMA has left him little time to reflect on his personal life.


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Net worth

Juan Espino has won fights and amassed a sizable sum of money as a result of his victories. With the money, he has been able to live comfortably. He lives in a luxurious mansion and spends his free time on holidays.

Similarly, Juan Espino frequently posts images of himself with his brand new and costly cars on his Instagram account.

The net worth and earnings of Juan Espino are currently being investigated. Nonetheless, given his incredible job and lifestyle, it’s safe to assume he’s well-paid, with a net worth of roughly $1-2 million.


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