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Full NameBrendan Peter Schaub
First NameBrendan
Middle NamePeter
Last NameSchaub
Birth NameBrendan Peter Schaub
ProfessionRetired MMA Fighter, Podcast Host
Birth CityAurora, Colorado
Birth CountryUnited States
Father NamePeter Schaub
Mother NameDebra Schaub
Gender IdentityMale
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusDating
SpouseJoanna Zanella
No Of Children2
EducationOverland High School, University of Colorado
Height193 cm
Networth$3 M
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Date of BirthMarch 18,1983
Age37 years

Brendan Schaub, an American former MMA fighter-turned-podcast host & stand-up comedian, formerly fought in the UFC (2009- 2014). The Ring of Fire Heavyweight Champion in 2009, Schaub made 15 outs in his entire fighting career & won 10 (7 via knockout).

Currently, Brendan hosts a solo podcast named Below the Belt with Brendan Schaub (since 2016) and also performs stand-up comedy, released comedy special You'd Be Surprised in 2019.

How Much Is Brendan Schaub's Net Worth In 2020?

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Brendan Schaub has a net worth of $3 million as of February 2020. The 36-year-old retired UFC fighter made massive earnings through fighting career & then as a podcast host.

Currently, he makes a hefty sum through his podcast career- he formerly co-hosted the podcast The Fighter and the Kid with Bryan Callen until 2016 & later began solo podcast Below the Belt with Brendan Schaub.

Reportedly, Schaub made $332,000 in total career earnings from bouts, winning 10 & lost 5, totaling 15 bouts, though it is less in comparison of the highest-earning UFC fighters: Conor McGregor (earned $12.02 million), Brock Lesnar ($5.08 million) and Nate Diaz ($4.891 million).

Former UFC fighter turned podcast host Brendan Schaub owns $3 million net worth in 2020
Former UFC fighter turned podcast host Brendan Schaub owns $3 million net worth in 2020

Source: Seat Geek

On average, a podcast host in the United States can earn $87,398 per year.

Moreover, Colorado-born 6 ft. 4 inches tall podcast host also made movie appearances- in Range 15 (2016) and The Tax Collector (2019).

Furthermore, in 2018, he joined E! News as co-host for after-shows of Award functions: Golden Globes, Academy Awards, Emmy Awards, and Grammy Awards.

MMA Fighting Career: Earnings From UFC

The University of Colorado alum formerly played for  Arena Football League's Utah Blaze until he retired in 2007 & pursued his career in MMA.

The 2008 Colorado Heavyweight Golden Gloves champ, thereafter, trained in High Altitude Martial Arts and Grudge Training Center & signed with UFC in 2009.

Already a Ring of Fire Heavyweight Champion in 2008, Brendan competed in The Ultimate Fighter Season 10 and paved his way to the finale, though lost to Roy Nelson at The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights Finale in 1st round via KO punch.

Brendan Schaub vs Chris Tuchscherer in UFC 116 where Schaub won via TKO
Brendan Schaub vs Chris Tuchscherer in UFC 116 where Schaub won via TKO

Source: Denver Post

After that, he made 10 fights in UFC (winning 6 of them) until his retirement from MMA on October 10, 2015, which he announced on Joe Rogan's audio & video podcast The Joe Rogan Experience.

Here is the list of Brendan's earnings from UFC career:

Roy Nelson (loss)The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights Finale (December 5. 2009)$8,000
Chase Gormley (win)UFC Live: Vera vs. Jones (March 21, 2010)


$20,000 (inclusive of $10,000 bonus)

Chris Tuchscherer (win)UFC 116 (July 3, 2010)
Gabriel Gonzaga (win)UFC 121 (October 23, 2010)
Mirko Cro Cop (win)UFC 128 (March 19, 2011)$90,000 (includes $70,000 Knockout of the Night bonus)
Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira (loss)UFC 134 (August 27, 2011)$10,000
Ben Rothwell (loss)UFC 145 (April 21, 2012)$14,000
Lavar Johnson (win)UFC 157 (February 23, 2013)$36,000 (includes $18,000 win bonus)
Matt Mitrione (win)UFC 165 (September 21, 2013)$50,000 (including $25,000 win bonus)
Andrei Arlovski (loss)UFC 174 (June 14, 2014)$32,000
 Travis Browne (loss)UFC 181 (December 6, 2014)$32,000


Post- UFC Career: Hosts Podcasts

Brendan along with Bryan Callen co-hosted The Fighter and The Kid from 2013 to 2016, until their contract dispute with Fox Network led their departure.

Thereafter, they performed as stand-up comedy duo until August 10, 2016, & Schaub began his solo comedy career & even more, released his first comedy special You'd Be Surprised on May 18, 2019.

Moreover, since December 2016, Brendan is hosting his own podcast BELOW THE BELT with Brendan Schaub (was formerly Big Brown Breakdown until his partnership with Showtime in 2018).

Also, he along with Theo Von runs a comedy podcast King and the Sting.

Where Does Brendan Schaub Live?

Currently, Brendan lives in his house in Venice Beach, California, though, the further details on his residence is yet to be out.

Formerly, he lived in a 2-story house near Santa Monica Airport in West Los Angeles. 

The former UFC fighter bought the 5 bedrooms and 3.75 bathrooms property in 2018 for $2,172,500 & sold in January 2019 for $2.17 million- which is $2,500 of his original purchase.

Brendan Schaub's former West Los Angeles property, sold in 2019 for $2.17 million
Brendan Schaub's former West Los Angeles property, sold in 2019 for $2.17 million

Source: LA Times

An avid fan of fashion and automobile, Brendan, reportedly owns a Porsche 911 GT2 bought in 2015- the base price of the luxury car is around $293,200.

Father Of 2 Children: Relationship Details

Schaub is yet to get married but shares a blissful relationship with longtime girlfriend-turned-fiance Joanna Zanella. Zanella, famous for her work in movies Reality Terror Night (2013) and Sleeping Dogs Lie (2018), currently works FOX Deportes & covers UFC.

The duo began dating in 2014 & got engaged in September 2017.

Together, they share 2 sons: Tiger (born in 2016) and Boston (born in 2019).

Brendan Schaub & his fiancee Joanna Zanella share 2 sons together
Brendan Schaub & his fiancee Joanna Zanella share 2 sons together

Source: Instagram @joannazanellaschaub

Prior to Joanna, Schaub was in a relationship with Ronda Rousey (2013- 2014).


Brendan Schaub was born Brendan Peter Schaub on March 18, 1983, in Aurora, Colorado, the USA to Peter Schaub and Debra Schaub. He has a brother named Jay.

An American by nationality, Schaub hails from German, Italian, and English descent.

The Overland High School later went to Whittier College & subsequently transferred to the University of Colorado to pursue his career in NFL but went undrafted in the 2006 NFL Draft.

Updated On Fri Feb 28 2020 Published On Fri Feb 28 2020 By CRM