Christian Aguilera

Christian Aguilera: Early life, MMA Career & Net Worth

We see MMA fighters as the best fighter on planet earth, but they are beasts. UFC Welterweight Christian Aguilera is an American professional MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) fighter.

Currently, he has a worldwide rank of #72 in the Current Best MMA Welterweight Fighter list.

Christian has been in this profession since 2013. And throughout his career, he has compiled a Pro MMA Record of 14-7-0 (Win-Loss-Draw) and UFC record of 1-1(Win-Loss).

Christian Aguilera
Christian Aguilera preparing to fight

Christian, “The Beast” Aguilera, is a fun-loving, friendly welterweight fighter under 170kg. He has finished 11 matches out of 14 matches by knockout or Total Knock out. In conclusion, he has around 80% of the knockout rate.

In this article, we have discussed everything you need to know about Christian.

Quick Facts:

Here are some quick facts on Christian Aguilera.


Full Name Christian Aguilera
Nickname The Beast
Birth Date 25th November 1991
Birth Place Brea, California, USA
Nationality American
Country of Origin United States of America
Profession MMA Fighter
Religion Christian
Ethnicity White
School Northwood School
University Fullerton College, CA, and Cypress College, CA
Horoscope Sagittarius
Father’s Name Unknown
Mother’s Name Lynn Aguilera
Brothers Unknown
Sisters 1, Erica Dickey
Age 32 Years Old
Height 5’9″ (175cm)
Weight 77 kg ( 170.0 lbs)
Reach 73.0″ (183cm)
Weight Class Welterweight
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Brown
Marital Status Yes
Spouse Melissa Johnston
Marriage date 17 August 2019
Children 1
Last Fight August 29, 2020, in UFC
Affiliation Total MMA Studios
Currently Working For UFC
Net Worth $ 0.2 Million
Social Media
MMA Fight Training Merch Fight Glove, Double End Striking, Body Protector
Last Update April, 2024

Christian Aguilera: Early Life

Christian Aguilera was born in Brea, California on 25th November 1991. However, there isn’t much information about his family members.

But from his Instagram, we found out his mother’s name is Lynn Aguilera. Lynn recently got a doctorate from the University of Phoenix.

Further, he has one sister, Erica Dickey, an Oncology Nurse.

Christian Aguilera with the family members
Christian Aguilera with the family members

Christian Aguilera went to Northwood School, Lake Placid, New York, along with his sister. While in school, he played hockey for about two years.

As a matter of fact, the most satisfying part of hockey to Christian was knocking each other out. Hockey is a violent sport so getting hit all the time with an object is a normal occurrence.

Moreover, Christian had the ambition to play college hockey and then later playing in National Hockey League.

With that purpose in mind, Christian joined Fullerton College, CA, and later Cypress College, CA. However, Christian didn’t complete the degree. As for his major, nothing is disclosed yet.

Nevertheless, Christian mentioned he has eight credits left in one interview, so hopefully, he’ll complete his degree soon.

Growing up, Christian did a little bit of taekwondo as well. Meanwhile, Christian’s obsession with boxing and fighting kept on increasing. As a result, he had made a distinctive career in fighting.

Christian Aguilera: Age, Height, Weight, and Horoscope

As of Mar 2021, Christian is 29 years. Subsequently, he was born in the middle of the Millennials Generation.

Furthermore, the twenty-nine-year-old fighter holds American citizenship. Christian is of white ethnic background. As for religion, he follows Christianity.

The Zodiac sign is Sagittarius. Additionally, Sagittarius people are well known to be extrovert, optimistic and enthusiastic, and like changes.

We know Sagittarius to be one of the biggest travelers among all zodiac signs.

And regarding Christian’s physique, he stands at 5’9″, aka 175cm tall. Likewise, Christian weighs around 170.5 lbs (77.3 kgs).


Christian Aguilera: Personal Life

Christian got his nickname “The Beast” after frequently knocking out his opponents. With 14-7-0 (MMA) and  1-1(UFC) records, he has already made a name for himself.

Christian is a clean finisher. As a result, he finished 11 of his winning by KO or TKO. Aguilera is a pure technical boxer as well. 

Before getting the UFC call, Aguilera previously fought in King of the Cage: Warranted Aggression (KOTC), Cage Fury Fighting Championships (CFFC), California Xtreme Fighting (CXF), Celtic Gladiator (CG), and Legacy Fighting Alliance (LFA).

Christian Aguilera has been in a relationship with Melissa Johnston since November 28, 2010. Next, the long-time couple got engaged on December 24, 2017.

Christian with his wife, Melissa on their wedding day Source
Christian with his wife, Melissa, on their wedding day Source: Instagram

Finally, Christian Aguilera got married to Melissa on August 17, 2019.

On 15th February 2020, Christian announced they were expecting their first child through an Instagram post.

A year after their marriage, the happy couple welcomed baby boy Jason Dean Aguilera on 12th August 2020.

Additionally, he has a female pet dog name storm. Storm recently celebrated her 6th birthday. The family currently lives in Whittier, California.


Christian Aguilera: Career

As previously mentioned, Christian Aguilera played hockey in his school. Likewise, Christian had planned to play it on a national level, but things didn’t work out as planned.

Eventually, he quit hockey. He had never disclosed why he quit his beloved sports.

After leaving hockey to stay in shape, he joined the gym and cardio kickboxing. There he met his coach Juliano Prada to whom he eagerly mentioned wanting to fight. 

Seeing his enthusiasm, Coach Juliano Prada took Christian under his wing. Fighting on the ice was his favorite part; shifting to Mixed Martial Arts was not much of a deal.

Several months later, at the age of 20, Christian had his first official fight under Pro/Am(Amateur) at BAMMA Bad beat 4.

The fight took place on 13th January 2012 against Andrew Detwiler. While the majority of viewers betted on Andrew but to everyone’s surprise, Christian won the match.

According to Christian, that win was one of his special achievements. After fighting for several amateur competitions. He geared up for a professional route to MMA.

Professional Debut

Finally, Christian got the chance for a pro-MMA debut. Fast forward to 25th October 2013, Christian successfully made his professional debut at BAMMA USA – Bad beat 11.

Christian was up against Blake Belshe and won the fight via a split decision.

Next, he had two more wins against Kori Kelley and Eric Steans Jr at BAMMA. On 6th February 2015, he fought at Resurrection Fighting Alliance 23 -Murphy vs. Ware.

Christian won the fight against Timothy Quiroga via TKO punches.

Afterward, he again returned to BAMMA. Simultaneously, he competed in various other events like KOTC: Warranted Aggression, CFFC, CXF, CG, and LFA.

Moreover, after his win against Glaucio Eliziario in January 2020 LFA, he got a call to compete in the UFC. 

Debuting in UFC

But the COVID-19 pandemic slowed down life for everybody. Although Christian had the potential to make it to the UFC, it wouldn’t be a straight road or a quick one.

Finally, on 13th June 2020, Christian made his UFC debut on ESPN 10: Eye vs. Calvillo.

Christian Aguilera entered the UFC octagon for his promotional debut on brief notice. He had just two weeks of preparation before the match.

However, it was a great opportunity to showcase his moves.

The match was against Anthony Ivy, who was also debuting at the same time. Surprisingly, Aguilera spectacularly finished his 20th professional MMA bout within 59-second via TKO. 

Without a doubt, his UFC debut was a huge success.

After his UFC debut victory, he got his nickname ‘The Beast.’ The match garnered fan’s attention worldwide. Thus, internet users flooded Twitter with appreciation tweets for Christian.

Hilariously, several social media users who didn’t know of Christian confused him with singer Christina Aguilera. Many tweets were asking the singer if she took part in the fight.

Next, he was scheduled to face Sean Brady at UFC Fight Night 176 on 29th August 2020. Aguilera’s three winning streaks snapped when he lost to Sean Brady in August.

With the Covid pandemic, Aguilera has only made two UFC appearances until now.

On the positive side, Christian Aguilera is scheduled to fight at the UFC Fight Night event on 8th May 2021 against Carlston Harris (15-4 MMA, 0-0 UFC). 

With this event, Carlston Harris will make his promotional debut. The match finalization is still pending, but it has already become the talk of the town.

Both sides have verbally agreed, and we expect contracts to be signed soon.

Christian Aguilera: Net Worth

Christian Aguilera is currently signed to UFC. On average, a UFC fighter makes about $130,000 per annum.

In UFC, fighters get a base salary on fight night no matter the result.

However, a winning bonus is provided for the winner, along with the bonus for “fight of the night” and “performance of the night.”

As of 2021, his net worth is around $0.2 million.

On his official UFC debut on ESPN 10 – Eye vs. Calvillo, Aguilera made $24000 ($12,000 for the show, $12,000 win bonus).

Furthermore, besides fighting, he currently holds three jobs. He works for a consulting firm named Yellowbrick Consulting. While he also does some handyperson work on the side. Further, he teaches at a few gyms.

Currently, he works for 10th Planet Orange, CA, as Muay Thai Coach and MMA/ Cardio Kickboxing Coach at UFC GYM, Fullerton, CA.

Added to that, Christian also provides one-on-one private training sessions. The session can be a mixture of various martial arts forms like Boxing, Muay Thai, Jiu-Jitsu, Wrestling, Cage work, Modeling, etc.

Additionally, Aguilera is sponsored by various companies like CBD, Ballsy Brand, Quest Protein, etc.

Meanwhile, he recently opened a fast-food restaurant name JD’s Wingz and Thingz. Christian named the restaurant after the initials of his son, Jason Dean.


Other information on UFC fighter Christian Aguilera:

  1. Christian’s favorite food is Sushi.
  2. He usually drinks Topo Chico Mineral Water.
  3. The most favorite color of Christian is Black.
  4. His all-time favorite fight to watch is Any Nate Diaz fight.
  5. As for his best fight, he likes his fight with Matthew Frincu.
  6. Besides MMA, he watches hockey as well.
  7. He practices Arm triangles submission the most.
  8. Christian’s favorite athlete is Nate Diaz or Lance Armstrong.
  9. He likes to watch Vision quest or American wrestler frequently.
  10. The favorite TV show of his is the Family guy.
  11. He often plays video game-like UFC or Call of Duty: Warzone.
  12. His favorite song is ‘Smile’ by Lil Duval.
  13. Christian’s favorite travel destination is Mexico.
  14. Among the holidays, his favorite is Thanksgiving.
  15. His favorite grappling technique is Gift wrap.

Social Media Presence

Christian Aguilera currently uses Instagram, Facebook, Twitter. You can find him on them searching for DatBeastChris.

His Instagram bio reads; 14-7 Pro MMA @ufc welterweight @classicfightteam @amoyama10th Planet Brown Belt.

Christian is no stranger on Instagram. He has 8k followers. Further, he frequently updates his fan about his daily life.

Christian usually shares posts related to practice sessions, matches, teammates, etc. His son also makes frequent appearances on his Instagram. Additionally, he shares his adventure with his dog, storm.

On top of that, he shares his diet through his posts. With the various food-related posts, we can confirm he’s an avid foodie.

Likewise, 740 people follow him on Facebook. At the same time, 731 people liked his page.

Lastly, he joined Twitter in December 2011. Currently, 750 people follow Christian tweets.

Instagram: over 8k Followers

Facebook: 731 Likes, 740 people Followers

Twitter: 750 Followers


What belts does Christian hold?

Christian has a Brown belt in Jiu-Jitsu and dark blue in Muay Thai.

Does Christian have any role models?

Yes, Christian once mentioned his mentor EJ (Ernest Chavez), as his role model. Besides him, he also mentioned his mother, Lynn, and Wolverine.

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