Karolina Kowalkiewicz Bio: Record, Net Worth, UFC & Career

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Coming into the limelight during the UFC 205 event headlined by the Notorious Conor McGregor, Karolina Kowalkiewicz is one of the elite women’s strawweight fighters in the whole world.

Moreover, Karolina started her professional career with a record of ten wins and zero losses.

Karolina Kowalkiewicz
Karolina Kowalkiewicz

However, her recent plight in form and a horrific injury suffered during her most recent fight have jeopardized her career. Nonetheless, that is in the future, and we are not here to talk about the future.

Instead, we have an article about Karolina, where everything from her personal to her private incidents has been detailed.

Additionally, there are also various other snippets that you guys will definitely love. So without further ado, let’s roll.

Quick Facts:

Full Name Karolina Kowalkiewicz
Nick Name Polish Princess
Date of Birth October 15, 1985
Birth Place Lodz, Poland
Marital Status Married
Boyfriend Łukasz Zaborowski
Religion Not available
Nationality Polish
Age 38 years old
Height 5 feet 3 inches (1.60 m)
Profession Mixed Martial Artist
Weight Division Strawweight
Reach 64 inches (1.63 m)
Hair Color Blonde
Eye Color Blue
Fight Purse $35,000 (vs. Yan Xiaonan)
Net Worth $2 million
Online Presence Twitter, Instagram, Facebook
Last Update June, 2024

Karolina Kowalkiewicz | Early Life & Family

Karolina Kowalkiewicz was born to her parents on October 15, 1985, in Lodz, Poland. Regrettably, Kowalkiewicz had decided not to disclose the information about her parents.

Similarly, the information about her siblings has also been kept in the dark. Even anything aside from their names is unknown. 

Young Karolina Kowalkiewicz
Kowalkiewicz when she was four years old

Moving on, Karolina started her MMA journey when she began training in Krav Maga at the age of 16.

Thereafter, the she moved to Muay Thai and decided that she wanted to live out of combat sports.

Karolina Kowalkiewicz | Professional Career

Before gaining her fame and wealth with the UFC, Karolina fought for several fighting promotions.

Firstly, she started her career in Poland, where she amassed an undefeated record of seven wins and no losses.

Added to that, Karolina also won her first career belt with the KSW organization as their Flyweight Champion.

As a result, she caught the eye of a women-only fighting organization, Invicta FC, who signed her in 2014.

Subsequently, staying true to her form, Karolina dispatched Mizuki Inoue to mark her US debut with a victory. After that, she returned to Poland and fought one more time before signing for UFC in 2015.


On her debut, Kowalkiewicz defeated Randa Markos via a unanimous decision to take her professional record to eight wins and zero losses.

After that, the fighter defeated two more opponents in the UFC before getting her title shot against then Strawweight Champion Joanna Jedzejczyk.

Karolina Kowalkiewicz for UFC
Karolina Kowalkiewicz for UFC.

Unfortunately, Karolina lost to her fellow countryman Joanna via a unanimous decision. After that, Kowalkiewicz fought in six matches, recording an alarming four losses and only two wins. However, her worst was yet to come.

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Karolina Kowalkiewicz vs Yan Xiaonan

The fight between Yan was Karolina’s most recent, which took place on February 23, 2020. Throughout the whole match, Yan dominated her opponent and won via a unanimous decision.

However, one particular combo in the very first round left Kowalkiewicz’s right eye socket broken.

As a result, not only did Karolina suffer throughout the whole match, but her injury is so severe that it has put her entire career in a shroud of mystery.


At the time of writing, Karolina has a professional record of 12 wins and six losses. Among those 12 wins, nine came by decision, two through submission, and a solitary one via knockout.

How old is Karolina Kowalkiewicz? Age, Body Measurements & Nationality

At the moment, Karolina is  38 years old who celebrates her birthday on the 15th of October. As a result, she falls under the sign of Libra when it comes to her horoscope.

Likewise, Libras are known for their charming, beautiful, and well-balanced personality, which is precisely how we would describe Kowalkiewicz.

Moving on, Karolina stands at 5 feet 3 inches (160 cm)  and weighs 115 lbs (52 kg). Furthermore, the Polish fighter fights in the UFC’s strawweight division and has even fought for the title once at UFC 205.

And, about her nationality, Kowalkiewicz was born in Lodz, the third-largest city and Poland’s former industrial center. Hence, Karolina holds a Polish passport.

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Karolina Kowalkiewicz | Eye Injury

Karolina suffered a horrific injury to her right eye during her fight against Yan Xiaonan at UFC Fight Night 168.

As a result, Kowalkiewicz underwent eye surgery to insert titanium plates in her eye socket. Moreover, the injury was so serious that it could even end her career.

Karolina Kowalkiewicz | Net Worth & Fight Purse

As of 2024, Karolina has a net worth of $2 million accrued mainly from her activities as an MMA fighter.

Moreover, she has been involved in professional combat sports for eight years. Hence, her net worth should be of no surprise.

As for Kowlkiewicz’s fight purse, she earned $35,000 for her most recent bout against Xiaonan.

Likewise, the payout consisted of $25,000 to show and another $10,000 as fighter incentive pay. Sadly, Karolina lost the fight; otherwise, she would have bagged another $25,000 as a win bonus.

Talking about her biggest payday to date, it came during UFC 205, which was headlined by none other than the Notorious Conor McGregor, and then UFC Lightweight Champion Eddie Alvarez.

Likewise, Karolina earned $130,000 which included $100,000 to show and $30,000 Reebok sponsorship.

Net Worth of Karolina Kowalkiewicz in Different Currencies 

Also, have a look into Karolina Kowalkiewicz’s net worth in different currencies.

Currency Net Worth
Euro 1,694,140€ 
Pound Sterling 1,451,958£ 
Australian Dollar 2,701,608A$ 
Canadian Dollar 2,521,880C$ 
Indian Rupee 149,221,000₹ 
BitCoin 62฿ 

Is Karolina Kowalkiewicz single? Personal life & Husband

When you are as talented and beautiful as Karolina, everyone wants to know whether you have a significant other.

Scrolling through Karolina’s Instagram, we found out that Karolina is happily married to  Łukasz Zaborowski. She has uploaded a lot of pictures with her husband on her Instagram handle.

However, she hadn’t provided any information regarding their first meet, how it all started, and when they started dating each other.

Karolina Kowalkiewicz with her boyfriend
Karolina Kowalkiewicz with her husband.

Moreover, Karolina recently mentioned in one of her interviews that she wants to retire from MMA because her partner has been pushing to have children.

Likewise, she also mentioned that she wants to become a perfect mother now, and after few years, she will return back to the octagon.

“I want to have children. “For sure, I want to fight three years, but we’ll see. Maybe it will be three or four years.”

Despite all these, Karolina hasn’t mentioned any details regarding her love life. If there will be information in the future, we will surely update you guys.

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Social Media Presence:

Instagram: 464k followers

Twitter: 72.9k followers

Facebook: 250k followers

Some FAQs:

What disease was Karolina Kozakiewicz diagnosed with?

Karolina Kowalkiewicz was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s disease in 2019. Hashimoto disease is a problem with your immune system.

Moreover, to get through with the symptoms, Karolina has now adopted a vegan diet.

Is Karolina Kowalkiewicz still in UFC?

Karolina Kowalkiewicz hasn’t competed in the UFC since February 2020. Her last fight at UFC was against Yan Xiaonan at UFC Fight Night 168 in Auckland, New Zealand, which she lost via unanimous decision.

However, the source claimed that Karolina would return to the UFC in Aug 2021.

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