Brendan Schaub Biography

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Date of Birth: 1983 , March-18
Age: 35 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 6 Feet 4 Inch
Name Brendan Schaub
Birth Name Brendan Peter Schaub
Father Peter Schaub
Mother Debra Schaub
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Aurora
Ethnicity White
Profession Actor
Net Worth $3 million
Affair with Jonna Zanella
Movies The Fighter and the Kid 3D, Range 15
Siblings Jay Schaub
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Brendan Schaub is a well praised American Heavyweight MMA fighter who stood second on The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweight.  He was the first heavyweight fighter to finish a very tough UFC match via d’arce choke. He is also a podcaster, commentator, actor as well as former professional football player.

Currently, Schaub is in a relationship with Joanna Zanella with whom he has a baby boy, Tiger Pax Schaub.

Early life and education

Brendan Schaub was born as Brendan Peter Schaub on 18th March 1983, Aurora, Colorado, U.S. He belongs to white-American ethnicity and holds an American nationality. He is of German, Italian, and English descent.

Schaub is born to an American father, Peter Schaub and an English mother, Debra. He is of German, Italian, and English ancestry.

Schaub went to Overland High School where he was all stage performer in football and lacrosse. Later, he joined the Whittier College and became a member of football and lacrosse team.

Schaub transferred to the University of Colorado where he was red-shirted for playing tight end.


After six months of boxing training, Schaub won a Golden Gloves title and founded UFC middleweight contender Nate Marquardt’s gym, which is a High Altitude Martial Arts training center located in Aurora.

Schaub also became a Colorado Golden Gloves boxing champ and was awarded as a purple belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. During the time, he met the UFC heavyweight contender, Shane Carwin and turn him as training partners. 

On 2010, 23 October, Schaub made his main credit debut at the UFC 121 in Anaheim, California, opposite Gabriel Gonzaga, former UFC heavyweight title challenger and Schaub emerged as the victorious of the match.

After that, Schaub hosted, The Kid podcast and The Fighters on FOX Sports alongside, Bryan Callen. The two started doing podcasts to sell out the crowds on a national tour in 2016 in the venues including, Gramercy Theater of New York City, Wilbur Theater of Chicago, culminating at the Comedy Store in Los Angeles and The Wilbur Theater in Boston.  

Personal life

Brendan Schaub is a relationship with Jonna Zanella, a TV host, as well as an actress. The pair became parents for the first time with the birth of their son, Tiger Pax Schaub, on 21st February 2016. 

Previously, Schaub dated, an American mixed martial artist, actress as well as a judoka, Ronald Rousey for one year until 2014. However, after nearly a year of the love relationship, they split.

Net worth

Brendan Schaub is one of the famous boxers who has collected a vast net worth from his career as hosting the podcast show, comedy act, and boxing.

Schaub has successfully earned an estimated net worth of $3 million. Currently, Schaub lives in Los Angeles, California, U.S.