Yosdenis Cedeno Biography 2023 - Cuban-American MMA Fighter

Yosdenis Cedeno Biography - Cuban-American MMA Fighter

Yosdenis Cedeno is a Cuban-American mixed martial artist. He fought in the Lightweight division in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Image Source: Yosdenis Cedeno Instagram.

Yosdenis Cedeno has been fighting professionally for nearly two decades, and he has certainly made good use of that time. From regional matches to fighting in the UFC and now in the BKFC, he has gathered audiences' attention in any medium.

Cedeno's fighting skills have resulted in him being highly regarded by his peers. Many people recognize him best for his karate skills. Most recently, he is gaining more attention after appearing in the Bare-Knuckle Fighting Championship. So, in this short biography, we will find out more exciting facts of the lightweight fighter.

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Yosdenis Cedeno Is A Cuban Fighter

The former UFC fighter was born in Havana, Cuba, on February 12, 1985. He grew up with his sister, Yami Codeno, in his hometown. Later, he moved to Mexico and then States. 

Moreover, Yosdenis Cedeno's grandmother died of breast cancer, and he started supporting children with cancer from that day. However, not much is known about his parents, including their names. Cedeno did post a birthday post about his mother, wishing her on turning 70 in September 2022. Nevertheless, his parents must have supported his choices and been there for him from an early age. 

Hopefully, we will learn more about his personal life in the days ahead. Talking about his academics, as per his FB profile, he went to Miami Dade College.

Similarly, Gustavo Trujillo is another talented mixed martial artist from Cuba. 

What Is Yosdenis Cedeno Renowned For?

Yosdenis has been actively fighting since the late '00s. However, he gained much prominence after competing in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Though he only participated in four UFC bouts, his performance impressed many. In other promotions too, he defeated many famous sportsmen, including Rod Nieves, Johnny Iwasaki, Chino Duran, Jayson Jone, Tony Christodoulou, Ryan DeRocher, and many more. 

Furthermore, he switched to Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC) in 2021. After a few months, he defeated Alan Arzeno at BKFC 18 Beltran vs. Shewmaker on his debut. Similarly, his second BKFC win came against Mario Vargas at BKFC KNUCKLEMANIA 2 on February 19, 2022.

Yosdenis Cedeno Net Worth And Career

Cedeno entered the professional ring for the first time on February 20, 2009. The talented boxer won his debut match against Giovanni Moljo at Florida Regional. Following that, he has competed in many events. So, Yosdenis Cedeno's net worth is heavily influenced by his fighting career. It comprises his earnings from matches, contracts, pay-per-view bonuses, etc.

Moreover, the mixed martial artist's UFC debut came in 2014 with a win against Jerrod Sanders. His next victory only came against Pedro Gomes four years later in 2018. Afterward, his three bouts were canceled, and his return at the War at the Rock 1 in 2019 also ended in his defeat.

As per Sherdog, the fighter has a total of eleven wins and seven losses in his mixed martial arts career. One of the losses was during War at the Rock 1 against Felipe Douglas. Now, let's take a look at some of Yosdenis' MMA career stats:

Opponent Event Method  Date Result Time 
Giovanni Moljo RFC - Revolution Fight Club 3 TKO (punches) February 20, 2009 Win 0:42
Rod Nieves XFN - Da Matta vs. Thorne TKO (punches) May 14, 2009 Win 4:26
Johnny Iwasaki NDC 1 - Peru vs. American Top Team TKO (punches) October 17, 2009 Win 4:09
Chino Duran MFA - New Generation 3 KO (punches) September 18, 2010 Win 2:27
Jayson Jones CFA 3 - Howard vs. Olson TKO (retirement) October 09, 2011 Win 5:00
Anthony Christodoulou CFA 8 - Araujo vs. Bradley Decision (unanimous) October 6, 2012 Win 5:00

Table Source: Tapology

The above table clearly shows that Yosdenis won several matches. Likewise, while competing in UFC, he cashed commendable prize money. His UFC matches and earnings are tabulated below:

Events Earnings Result Date
UFC 189: Mendes vs McGregor $13,000 Loss July 11, 2015
UFC Fight Night: MacDonald vs. Saffiedine $10,000 Loss October 04, 2014
UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs. Miller $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 win bonus) Win July 16, 2014
UFC 170: Rousey vs. McMann $8,000 Loss February 22, 2014

Table Source: Bleacherreport And The Sports Daily

Thus, from all of the matches, he might have earned a huge sum. Hence, we believe Yosdenis Cedeno's net worth must be considerable. Therefore, he will undoubtedly add significantly to his assets in the future. 

Is Yosdenis Cedeno In A Relationship?

The fighter has been in the spotlight since the beginning of his professional career. But even after being in the limelight, Cedeno has managed to keep his love life far from controversy. He hardly mentions anything about his relationships. However, looking at his Facebook, the Cuban native has shared that he got married in September 2018. 

He had also previously shared a picture with a woman named Nikki Skei. But, as per her IG bio, Skei has described herself as a single mom. So, could it be she is Yosdenis Cedeno's ex-wife? Well, one thing is for sure, she is definitely his baby mama and shares a little girl with him.

Yosdenis Cedeno wife

Yosdenis Cedeno once shared a photo with a lady named Nikki Skei on his FB. Image Source: Yosdenis Cedeno Facebook.

At present, Yosdenis hasn't confirmed whether he is dating anyone. Hopefully, we will get to know more about his love life in the upcoming days.

Is A Proud Father

Although Yosdenis has obscured his partner's details, he proudly shows off his kid on social media. The good-looking athlete is a loving and devoted father of a little girl named, Agatha Jolie.

Yosdenis Cedeno daughter Agatha Jolie

Yosdenis Cedeno has a lovely daughter named Agatha Jolie. Image Source: Yosdenis Cedeno Facebook.

Yosdenis Cedeno's daughter arrived in 2015 and as already mentioned, she was born to his baby mama, Nikki. Jolie often appears on her parents' social media posts. He has been raising her with unconditional love, dedication, and commitment. Despite being so busy with training and working still, the fighter gives his full attention to his lovely child.

We can all say that Cedeno has successfully established a name for himself in the MMA world. We wish Yosdenis the best of luck in his future endeavors.

Trivia And Facts

  • He currently resides in Miami, Florida, alongside his family.
  • He has a dog named Hershey. 
  • Yosdenis is 5 feet and 8 inches tall. 

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