Santino Edgar

He is the second son of UFC bantamweight champion Frankie Edgar and father to Santino James and Valentina Edgar. A highly trained martial artist, Edgar holds a perfect 5-0 record as an amateur fighter.

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Early Life and Education

Santino Edgar was born to a family in Toms River, New Jersey. After graduating high school he attended Clarion University of Pennsylvania where he competed in wrestling competitions.

Before earning his degree, he competed in the NHSCA Senior Nationals before training with Rickson Gracie at his world-famous MMA gym, The Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Renee Edgar and Francesco Edgar have two sons together – Francesco Edgar and Santino James Edgar. They reside together in Toms River, New Jersey.

Prior to his first mixed martial arts bout, Edgar only received brief outside wrestling-related training. Originally training with Rob Guarino of Rhino Fight Team and later Ricardo Almeida of the Gracie system in Hamilton New Jersey; as well as boxing coach Mark Henry of Millstone New Jersey.

Professional Career

Edgar competed in several wrestling tournaments and qualified for NCAA Division I nationals before starting his professional MMA career in 2007. Since then he has fought some of the sport’s premier bantamweights such as BJ Penn, Cub Swanson, and Charles Oliveira.

He experienced his first defeat to Gray Maynard at UFC Fight Night 13, but quickly rebounded with victories against Hermes Franca and former UFC Lightweight Champion Sean Sherk – outworking both fighters for three rounds to secure an impressive victory against one of them – to become an eventual UFC Lightweight Champion himself.

Renee and Francesco, his two sons from their marriage are happy and enjoy working as part of a team together; Valentina completes their family.

Achievement and Honors

Edgar earned four NCAA Division I national qualifiers at Clarion University in the 141-pound weight class, compiling an outstanding 120-55 record and boasting four NCAA national qualifications in his weight class.

Edgar is married and is blessed with two sons and a daughter: Francesco Edgar, Santino James Edgar and Valentina Edgar. Renee became his bride 10 days after UFC Fight Night 13 took place and they tied the knot shortly thereafter.

He has made appearances on several reality shows like ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ and is also an entrepreneur with Microsoft. His strong determination can be seen throughout all aspects of his work and fighting – his mantra being that no matter what life throws your way, one should always rise again. In 2016 his first book entitled ‘Get Back Up” was published – this memoir detailing his experiences as a professional wrestler.

Personal Life

Edgar was fortunate enough to meet and marry Renee during his fighting career; they married just days after UFC Fight Night 13 bout and have three children together: Francesco James, Santino James and Valentina.

Renee lives with her husband in Toms River, New Jersey. Renee often attends his fights alongside their children. Additionally, Renee works for Warner Chilcott of Rockaway New Jersey as a pharmaceutical sales representative.

Edgar was victorious after repeatedly taking Penn down and out-striking him throughout the entire contest, earning praise from all corners. This marked Edgar’s inaugural title defense attempt.

Net Worth

Edgar is renowned American mixed martial artist who boasts an estimated net worth of $2 Million. Through his fighting career and championship wins, he has amassed significant wages which have contributed to his wealth.

Renee James and he married soon after UFC Fight Night 13 in 2008. Since then they have welcomed three children: sons Francesco James and Santino James as well as Valentina James (their daughter).

No exact information exists regarding his annual salary, income and career earnings from fighting; however, it appears he is quite satisfied with the wages earned through fighting and enjoys leading an extravagant lifestyle primarily fueled by fighting – his primary source of wealth being his fighting career and family life in Toms River, New Jersey.

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