Vanessa Demopoulos - Updated Feb 2024

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Vanessa Demopoulos

Vanessa Demopoulos MMA fighter from the United States. Moreover, Vanessa Demopoulos completes in the Strawweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Early Life and Childhood

Crystal Vanessa Demopoulos best known as Vanessa Demopoulos was born on the 22nd of September 1988, in Cleveland, Ohio, in the United States of America. According to her birth date, this MMA fighter is 34 years old and holds American nationality. She belongs to a mixed ethnicity and has a zodiac sign of Virgo. Likewise, she follows Christianity.

Her parents and paternal grandparents raised her in Greece because she is half-Greek and speaks Greek. After being caught up in drugs and being homeless as a teenager, she followed in her mother’s footsteps and became an exotic dancer at the age of 20, remaining in the profession until just before her performance at UFC 270.

She began training at the age of 21. She was also expelled from school for fighting. However, there is not much information regarding her parents, siblings, and educational life.

Vanessa Demopoulos – Net Worth 2023

As of now, this MMA fighter has a net worth of $200,000. Her major income source comes from MMA fighting. The pay system in MMA, on the other hand, is different. There is no set salary. MMA has promised to pay whether they win or lose. There are further bonuses like the victory bonus, the fight of the night, and many more.

Professional Career

Vanessa Demopoulos made her MMA debut against Emme Weber at Iron Tiger Fight Series 79. Then, at LFA 52, she made her Legacy Fighting Alliance debut, losing by a unanimous decision against Itzel Esquivel.

She beat Valerie Soto by majority decision at LFA 69 and Loveth Young by unanimous decision at LFA 81. She then challenged Sam Hughes for the inaugural LFA Women’s Strawweight Championship on July 17, 2020, at LFA 85, which she won.

On August 11th, she competed in Dana White’s Contender Series 28 against Cory McKenna, which she lost. She attempted to defend her LFA Women’s Strawweight Championship against Lupita Godinez but lost by a majority decision at LFA 94.

Following that, she rebounded, defeating Cynthia Arceo in 37 seconds by TKO stoppage at LFA 103 on March 26, 2021. She was scheduled to fight Kathryn Paprocki at LFA 114 on August 27, 2021, but she was called to compete in the UFC on short notice.

Vanessa Demopoulos

Caption: Vanessa Demopoulos during a face-off (Source: Instagram)

Moreover, this fighter made her promotional UFC debut on short notice on August 28, 2021, replacing Tracy Cortez against JJ Aldrich at UFC on ESPN 30, which she lost. She then faced Jinh Yu Frey at UFC on ESPN 38 on June 25, 2022, and won via split decision. Moreover. she will battle Maria Oliveira at UFC Fight Night 215 on November 19, 2022.


She has earned the LFA Women’s Strawweight Champion once and Performance of the Night in UFC. This MMA fighter is ranked 66 in the  Current Best Female Strawweight in the world. Likewise, she might earn more of them in the following years.

Vanessa Demopoulos

Caption: Vanessa Demopoulos with UFC title belt (Source: Instagram)

Relationship Status

Demopoulos is not married and does not intend to marry. Currently, she is considered to be single because there has been no media attention on her personal life. Her personal life has been kept private.

She is presently concentrating on her career and enjoying a happy life. However, this MMA fighter is not a part of the controversy nor are rumors at the moment.

Body Measurements

This MMA fighter stands 5 feet 2 inches tall and weighs around 52 kg. Moreover, she has blonde hair with green eyes color and she has an athletic and muscular body type.

Vanessa Demopoulos

Caption: Vanessa Demopoulos photo while doing high-kick (Source: Instagram)

Vanessa Demopoulos – Social Media

On her Instagram page, there are more than 120k followers. Likewise, there are more than 7.7k followers on Twitter, and she is not active on Facebook.