Justin Tafa is an Australian mixed martial artist (MMA) fighter who competes in the Heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He became pro in 2017, after competing in the Australian Xtreme Fighting Championship and winning the XFC Heavyweight Championship twice.
|Full Name||Justin Tafa|
|Date Of Birth||13th of December, 1993|
|Birth Place||Auckland, New Zealand|
|Profession||Mixed Martial Artist|
|Height||6 ft 1 in|
|Net Worth||$0.1 million|
Birthdate and place of Justin Tata
Justin Tafa was born on the 13th of December, 1993 in Auckland, New Zealand. He hails from a family of fighters and is of Samoan origin. He has not, however, revealed anything about his father and mother to the public. His granddad was a boxing champion at the national level. Junior Tafa, a top-10 ranked heavyweight at Glory, a renowned kickboxing promotion, was one of his three brothers who all fought professionally.
Tafa belongs to mixed racial ethnicity and his nationality is New Zealander.
Justin Tafa has a strong exterior and is rather tall. He stands 6 feet and 1 inch or 1.85 m tall and weighs 120 kg or 265 lbs. Similarly, Tafa has dark hair and the color of his eyes is also black.
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It’s unclear whether Justin Tafa, a UFC heavyweight athlete, is single or married. No one in the media has ever found his love life, and he has never been caught with a woman who is thought to be his girlfriend. It would be completely inaccurate to state that he has never had somebody special in his life. It’s just that the hunk prefers to keep his personal life private.
He appears with children on his social media pages from time to time, but we have no information from his side. Tafa appears to prefer his private life behind the camera and just wants to show the public his professional side.
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Career in UFC
He was signed to the Melbourne Storm, where he competed in the under-20s tournament, as a former rugby player. However, a string of injuries caused him to lose interest in the sport.
Justin Tafa made his professional debut against Dylan Tiaaleaiga at Australian Xtreme Fighting Championship 30 on May 20th, 2018. The bout ended in a TKO victory for him. On the 28th of July 2018, he defeated Jeremy Joiner to win the XFC Heavyweight Championship at Australian Xtreme Fighting Championship 36.
On the 24th of May 2019, he defended his title against David Taumoepeau at Australian Xtreme Fighting Championship 41.
Justin Tafa made his UFC debut on October 6, 2019, at UFC 241, when he was knocked out by Yorgan de Castro. He fought Juan Adams at UFC 247 on February 8, 2020. The bout ended in a TKO victory for him. On January 16, 2021, he lost to Carlos Felipe in a UFC Match Night: Holloway vs. Kattar fight.
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Justin Tafa has a good fan following on his socials like Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. He has 34.7K followers on his Instagram account (@justin.tafa), 3,783 followers on his Twitter (@justin_tafa), and 15K followers on his Facebook account (Justin Tafa).
Tafa earned $13,500 on his UFC debut at UFC 243 ($10,000 to show, $3,500 fight week incentive money). He earned $23,500 in the following fight, UFC 247 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 win bonus, $3,500 fight week incentive money). Similarly, in his third UFC fight, UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs. Kattar, he earned $18,000 in guaranteed prize money plus a $4000 promotional bonus.
Prior to joining the UFC, he had three battles in the Australian Xtreme Fighting Championship, where he earned a good quantity of money. Tafa is also supported by companies such as JustEggs Digital, Tick Tock Nutrition, and others. Justin Tafa’s net worth is estimated to be $0.1 million in 2021.