Chris Leben- Former MMA Fighter’s Net Worth in 2023

One of the successful fighters in American mixed martial arts is Chris Leben. This man is well known to all by his nickname, “The Cripple.” He is also a bare-knuckle boxer. He fought in the UFC from 2002 to 2013 as an MMA fighter in the middleweight division. In his career, he won most of the matches. As of now, Chris Leben’s net worth is $0.5 million.

The early life of Chris Leben

Chris Leben was born on July 21, 1980, in Portland, Oregon, United States. His full name is Christian Cyrus Leben. He passed his preliminary phase of life at Benson Polytechnic High School, which is a technical public high school in the Portland Public Schools district.

The professional life of Chris Leben

Chris Leben has had a glorious career in his professional phase of life. His teams were Alliance MMA, Icon Fitness MMA, and Team Quest. He was active in MMA from 2002 to 2013 and in bare-knuckle boxing from 2018 to 2020.

After having had a glorious career, on January 20, 2014, Leben announced his retirement from the MMA competition. However, in 2018, he came out of retirement after being given the all-clear by doctors.Chris Leben Career Earnings

Chris Leben: MMA Win-Loss Records

In his whole fighting career, he gained success in lots of fights. The details of his fighting history are given below.

Fight history – pro

Result     OpponentEvent
LOSS     Uriah HallUFC 168 – Weidman vs. Silva 2
LOSSAndrew CraigUFC 162 – Silva vs. Weidman
LOSSDerek BrunsonUFC 155 – Dos Santos vs. Velasquez 2
LOSSMark MunozUFC 138 – Leben vs. Munoz
WINWanderlei SilvaUFC 132 – Cruz vs. Faber 2
LOSS                  Brian StannUFC 125 – Resolution
WINYoshihiro AkiyamaUFC 116 – Lesnar vs. Carwin
WINAaron SimpsonUFC – The Ultimate Fighter 11 Finale
WINJay SilvaUFC Fight Night 20 – Maynard vs. Diaz
LOSSJake RosholtUFC 102 – Couture vs. Nogueira
LOSSMichael BispingUFC 89 – Bisping vs. Leben
WIN                    Alessio SakaraUFC 82 – Pride of a Champion
WINTerry MartinUFC Fight Night 11 – Thomas vs. Florian
LOSSKalib StarnesUFC 71 – Liddell vs. Jackson
LOSSJason MacDonaldUFC 66 – Liddell vs. Ortiz 2
WINJorge SantiagoUFC Fight Night 6 – Sanchez vs. Parisyan
LOSSAnderson SilvaUFC Fight Night 5 – Leben vs. Silva
WINLuigi FioravantiUFC Fight Night 4 – Bonnar vs. Jardine
WINJorge RiveraUFC Fight Night 3 – Sylvia vs. Silva
WINEdwin DeweesUFC Fight Night 2 – Loiseau vs. Tanner
WIN                  Patrick CoteUFC Fight Night 1 – Marquardt vs. Salaverry
WINJason ThackerUFC – The Ultimate Fighter 1 Finale
WINBenji RadachSF 4 – Fight For Freedom
LOSSJoe DoerksenFFC 9 – Freestyle Fighting Championships 9
WINJustin DavisSF 3 – Dome
WINBoyd BallardUFCF – Night of Champions
WINMike SwickWEC 9 – Cold Blooded
WINJames FanshierGC 20 – Gladiator Challenge 20
WINBrian SleemanWEC 8 – Halloween Fury 2
WINBoyd BallardUFCF – Night of Champions
WINLandon ShowalterTQP – Sport Fight: Second Coming
WINOtto OlsonUFCF – Battle in Seattle
LOSSPaulo GazzeHFP 3 – Hitman Fighting Productions 3
WINBryce HamiltonUFCF – Everett Extreme Challenge 6

Fight history – pro exhibition

LOSSKenny FlorianUFC – The Ultimate Fighter Season 1
LOSSJosh KoscheckUFC – The Ultimate Fighter Season 1

Fight history – amateur

WINPat HealyFCFF – Rumble at the Roseland 8
WINJohn HallFCFF – Rumble at the Roseland 6
WINBen BirtcherFCFF – Rumble at the Roseland 5
WINJustin TerherstFCFF – Rumble at the Roseland 4

In the arena of MMA, he appeared in a total of 33 games. Among them, he won 22 of the 22 games and lost 12 of the 12.


  • By knockout: 12
  • By submission: 5
  • By decision: 5

Losses: 11

  • By knockout: 4
  • By submission: 2
  • By decision: 5

Achievements of Chris Leben

Chris Leben has gained lots of honors in his professional career. He set a record of 12–10 in 22 appearances for the organization. He was the inaugural WEC Middleweight Champion.

Ultimate Fighting Championship

  • The Ultimate Fighter Season 1 Semi-Finalist
  • Fight of the Night (Two times) vs. Kalib Starnes, Yoshihiro Akiyama
  • Fought in the First 5 Round Non-Title Main Event in UFC history
  • Knockout of the Night (Four times) vs. Jorge Santiago, Terry Martin, Alessio Sakara, Aaron Simpson
  • All-time leader in UFC Middleweight fights (22)

World Extreme Cagefighting

  • WEC Middleweight Championship (One time, first)

Gladiator Challenge

  • GC Middleweight Championship (One time)[42]

Sherdog and

  • 2010 Comeback Fighter of the Year [43]

Amateur titles

  • FCFF Middleweight Championship (One time)
  • UFCF Middleweight Championship (One time)


Chris Leben has a girlfriend named Brittany. She is now the fiancée of Leben. Their dating lives were blessed with a son named Liam, who was born in 2017.

ProfileChris Leben Total Worth

42-years old man Chris Leben stands 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs 185 pounds.

He fought in the division of the middleweights.

His reach is 74 inches (188 cm).

The stance of this man is a southpaw.

His Fighting is based in Chula Vista, California, USA.

The association of this player is Alliance MMA.


  • Who did Chris Leben lose to?

Leben then lost at UFC 66 to longtime UFC veteran Jason MacDonald via technical submission due to a modified guillotine choke with less than a minute remaining in the second round.

  • What nationality is Chris Leben?


  • How old is Chris Leben?

42 years (July 21, 1980)

  • What is Chris Leben’s record?

Chris Leben Record: 22-11-0.

Brett S. Hernandez is a former boxer and MMA fighter who has been working with us since 2021. He usually keeps us updated with all the MMA fighting events and match records. His boxing career and analytic skills made him the best fit for this position. In his early life, Brett also worked with several fighting clubs and organizations. He was also a newspaper sports journalist from 2018–2020 and covered all domestic and international MMA events. So Hernandez has a detailed record of many MMA fighters, including their strong and weak points.


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