T.J. Dillashaw is the popular American mixed martial artist and Bantamweight Champion who is renowned for combining different fighting styles and techniques into his kickboxing, Bang Muay Thai and wrestling. The California born-fighting champion is a two-time UFC Bantamweight Champion and is currently enjoying his second reign. T.J. came into the promotions as a finalist on The Ultimate Fighter: Team Miller vs. Team Bisping where he conquered Renan Barão, snapping Barão’s 31 win streak and consequently named the Bantamweight Champion.
Wife, (Rebecca Dillashaw)
The American Bantamweight Champion is visibly married, in June 2014, T.J. Dillashaw and his long-standing girlfriend Rebecca tied the nuptial knot. Although pictures from the wedding were not shared on the social media, we were able to view some from the honeymoon which took place in Mexico. It is possible that the wedding happened there too since T.J. shared photos of his family members there.
The couple appeared to be having a good time on their honeymoon from the photos posted on the social media. It is on record that they must have met during their years in the college since they graduated from the same college where they dated for several years. In August 2017, the glowing Rebecca announced through T.J.’s social media channel that she is expecting a male child who is to be called Bronson at birth. The couple posted a video of the pregnant Rebecca sitting on a beach; She had a heart drawn with the word baby and the baby’s due date written inside.
Baby boy Bronson arrived during the festive season of 2017, just after Christmas on the 28th day of December. The arrival of baby Bronson expanded the family beyond dogs because they already had a family which includes; a Cane Corso named Smokey, two French Bulldogs named Bunny and Cash and one Pekinese named Mijo. T.J.’s wife has a private social media channel although she maintains one exclusively for her Frenchies whom she dresses in cowboy costumes for photos. From all indications, T.J. Dillashaw seems to be living in marital bliss with his wife because, on Valentine’s day of 2017, the Mixed Martial Artist made a tribute to her, describing her as a strong woman and expressing how lucky he is to have such a woman in his life.
The question of how rich is Rebecca’s husband can be answered by a peek at the Mixed Martial Artist’s net worth which has been pegged at $1million by a reliable source. His net worth which he earned mainly from several UFC career fights and bonuses from multiple performance and fight of the night honors, has placed him at no 99 among the richest UFC fighters.
Other Facts About T.J. Dillashaw
- Educational Qualifications
The American Mixed Martial Artist and Bantamweight Champion had his early education at Bret Harte High School where he participated actively in the wrestling activities and was ranked in the fifth position by the CIF State Championship. When he graduated from high school in 2004, T.J. Dillashaw got a scholarship to the California State University, Fullerton. During his years at the university, he participated in Titans wrestling program and consequently qualified in the NCAA for three times.
The current Bantamweight Champion stands at a height of 5 feet 6 inches and weighs a total of 61 kg, the details of his other body measurements are not known. His eye color and hair color are also unknown.
- Awards and Achievements
The famed Bantamweight Champion has bagged a lot of awards and has made several notable achievements in his career; In the Ultimate Fighting Championship, he has won the UFC Bantamweight twice and is the current champion, he has also bagged double successful title defenses to his credit. In addition to the aforementioned, The Mixed martial Arts artist has made a name as the first fighter to ever finish a title bout twice in the fifth round (UFC 177 and UFC 173). For three times, T.J. Dillashaw won Fight of the Night, Performance of the Night four times, and has the position of 14 Runner-up in the Ultimate Fighter.
He has equally won accolades in the area of Mixed Martial Arts, awards like 2014 Upset of the Year vs. Renan Barão at UFC 173 and Pundit Arena 2017 Fight of the Year vs. Cody Garbrandt. For the amateur wrestling, he participated in the California Interscholastic Federation wherein 2004, he bagged CIF High School State Championship Runner-up and in 2003 and 2004, he won CIF All-State.
- Social Media Profile
T.J. is active on social media, he can boast of over 111 thousand followers on his Twitter page where he constantly interacts with his fans.