Kay Hansen Bio: UFC & Net Worth

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Few brave people are not afraid of pursuing a career they are passionate about, even if it may cost them leaving a secured life behind.

Kay Hansen is a perfect example of such a brave athlete who left her Harvard Academic career behind to pursue mixed martial arts.

Kaylyn Susan Hansen, famously known as Kay Hansen, is an American mixed martial art (MMA) fighter.

Currently, Hansen fights in the Strawweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

Kay Hansen, a Mixed Martial Artist
Kay Hansen, a Mixed Martial Artist

Moreover, the ambitious and competitive athlete Kay also participated in the Invicta Fighting Championship.

Moreover, Hansen admits that when she saw Ronda Rousey fight, Kay gave up all her plan of going to Harvard University to play softball.

Instead, she chose to become a fighter. Hansen looks up to Rousey and wants to become like her one day.

Before going any further into this upcoming MMA star’s life, let’s check some quick facts.

Quick Facts: Kay Hansen

Full Name Kaylyn Susan Hansen
Birth Date August 14, 1999
Birth Place California, United States, USA
Nick Name Kay Hansen
Religion Christian
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Education Whittier Christian High School
Horoscope Leo
Father’s Name Not Available
Mother’s Name Not Available
Siblings Not Available
Age 23 Years Old
Weight 52kg (115 lb)
Height 5 feet 3 inches (160 cm)
Hair Color Blonde
Body Measurement Not Available
Build Athletic
Married No
Husband Not Available
Profession Mixed Martial Artist
Style Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ)
Children Not Available
Net Worth (2021) $1 million to $5 million
Retirement Active
Social Media Instagram, Twitter
MMA Merch  Gloves, Punching Bag
Last Update February, 2023

Kay Hansen | Early Life, Family & Trauma

When talking about family, most people often have good memories of the time spent, but not for all people. For example, Kay remembers her early life with the family as dark and difficult.

Hansen further describes her childhood as unstable and filled with family pressure.

Though the UFC strawweight Kay was fond of her mother, she could not spend much time with her due to her full-time job.

The mighty girl, Hansen, was raised only by her mother until she was seven years old, but later in part of her life, she was looked after by her father.

Yet, Hansen considers her mother as her best support system. Further, she gives credit to her mother for her career.

As for her education, Kay went to Whittier Christian High School in La Habra, California. Talking about Kay’s academics, she was a brilliant student with a 4.3 GPA or above.

She was all set to play softball at one of the best American schools, but her aspiration changed, and she got into MMA.

Hansen recalls her parents’ divorce as a difficult experience. During her traumatizing time, she found solace in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ).

Moreover, Kay dropped out of high school, giving up her academic career, and almost at the same time, she decided to become a UFC champion.

During Hansen’s early MMA career, her father took care of her, and therefore he watched her closely and controlled her. Kay felt that his presence was harmful and discouraging.

She confessed that her father’s presence damaged her early career development.

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Hansen | Age, Height & Body Measurements

Kay Hansen is one driven soul who is only 23 years old. She celebrates her birthday on August 14, which makes her a Leo.

Also, Leos mean leaders, not followers, just like Kay, who can carve their path with much strength and faith.

In addition to their regal persona, Leos are family-oriented people who would go the extra mile for their family members.

Moreover, the young talent Kay is 5 feet and 3 inches tall, and yet she stands straight and proud as if she has a world to conquer.

The indispensable soul possesses a slim but well-toned body and weighs around 52 kg.

Kay Hansen | Personal Life and Boyfriend

The ambitious mixed martial artist, Kay, is low-key about her personal life. There is not much written about her special person.

However, she has posted some pictures thanking him for being a coach, boyfriend, training partner, and best friend.

Kay Hansen's Boyfriend
Kay Hansen with her boyfriend

There is no confirmed status about Kay’s relationship with the guy on Twitter posts. Some of the information like where did they meet and when they started dating is still missing.

But from her social media posts, it looks like she shares a deep bond with her boyfriend and is supportive of her career.

A change of career course happened for Kay when she saw Ronda Rousey defeat Bethe Correia in UFC 190.

Instead of pursuing a softball career, she decided to train in MMA. Let’s get into the details of Kay’s career development.

Kay Hansen | Early Career

The brave star Kay trained with Erik Paulson at Combat Submission Wrestling (CSW). Soon after she started training, Hansen made her amateur debut in September 2017.

Hansen was not even 18 years when she went for her first fight against Cecilia Padilla in the flyweight division at the Gladiator MMA Championship Series 3.

Luck was with her, and Kay won her first fight. It was a technical knockout.

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Kay Hansen | Professional Career

Invicta Fighting Championships

After Hansen’s amateur fights, she entered Invicta Fighting Championships as a strawweight at Invicta FC 26: Maia vs. Niedzwiedz.

The aggressive Kay became the youngest Invicta FC winner; she defeated Emilee Prince in just two minutes. Kay used an armbar to defeat her opponent.

The glory of victory did not last long when Kay participated at Invicta FC 28: Mizuki vs. Jardiroba. Then, she faced Kalyn Schwartz and lost through the technical knockout in the second round. 

After a loss came, another win for Kay during her California Cage Warriors fight. She defeated Gabby Romero via the technical knockout in the third round.

Kay Hansen
Kay Hansen

In September 2018, when Kay returned to Invicta, she defeated Helen Peralta at Invicta FC 31. It was a third-round TKO victory.

The rising fighter, Hansen, dared to call out Erin Blanchfield, an undefeated flyweight prospect. Unfortunately, Kay lost against Erin, which was a majority decision.

Then came Invicta FC 33, when Hansen returned to strawweight and defeated Sharon Jacobson in December 2018. She won the game via third-round submission.

Again in May 2019, Kay got defeated by Magdalena Sormova. In October that same year, she faced Nicole Caliari and won via submission in the third round.

As 2019 ended with a victory, Kay was all ready to enter the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), her ultimate dream.

UFC career

The daring fighter Kay’s dream came true on June 27, 2020, when she made her UFC debut. She faced Jinh Yu Frey at UFC on ESPN: Poirier vs. Hooker.

Kay got her first UFC victory via submission in the third round. Also, Kay’s first win led her to earn the Performance of the Night award. 

Moreover, she went against Cory McKenna on November 14, 2020, at UFC Fight Night: Felder vs. dos Anjos, but she lost via unanimous decision.

The strawweight champion, Kay, will appear in an MMA fight against a newcomer, Cheyanne Buys, on March 20.

Multiple sources have confirmed the news about the date, but no location has been confirmed yet.

The UFC’s events on March 20 will be headlined as a middleweight bout between Derek Brunson and Kevin Holland.

For detailed information: Kay Hansen vs. Cheyanne >>

There will be a higher expectation from Kay’s fans and followers from the upcoming fight.

As of the beginning of 2021, Hansen has played 11 MMA matches, 7 out of which she has won and 4 lost.

Boxing Match

Besides MMA, Kay also tried boxing professionally. She has participated in 5 fights until now, 4 of which were losses and one win for her.

The MMA star Kay confessed that female fighters are not as popular in boxing as in MMA. Therefore, she is more appreciative of MMA fights now than before.

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Kay Hansen | Highlights, Accomplishments, and Stats

Let’s have a look at some of the accomplishments of Kay Hansen:

  • Performance of the Night (One time) vs. Jinh Yu Frey ( Ultimate Fighting Championship)
  • Performance of the Night (one time) vs. Sharon Jacobson (Invicta Fighting Championships)
  • Fight of the Night (one time) vs. Nicole Caliari (Invicta Fighting Championships)

MMA Record

Professional fight record   
11 matches 7 wins 4 losses
By knockout 2 1
By submission 4 0
By decision 1 3

Kay Hansen | Net Worth

MMA may not be one of the highest-paying sports, but great players have made millions of dollars. When it comes to Kay, she has been professionally active as an MMA fighter since 2015.

Therefore, Kay may have acquired great net worth. Her exact net worth is unknown, yet we have an approximate value.

“As of 2023 The UFC star Kay Hansen has an estimated net worth of $1 million to $5 million.”  

Moreover, Hansen is still young and ambitious; who knows what she will pursue in upcoming years, adding more to her net worth.

Social Media Presence:

The brave fighter Kay is active on Twitter and also on Instagram. She shares posts about her fights and personal life on Twitter, like her pet’s time and likes and dislikes.

Similarly, on Instagram, Kay has posts of her fight events and pictures of her colleagues and her pet.

Twitter: 17.6K Followers, 194 Following

Instagram: 47.3K followers, 1127 Following

Interesting Facts about Kay Hansen

  1. Kay admitted that her father controlled her social accounts at the beginning of her MMA career. Her father would send messages to colleagues and coaches on her behalf, which ruined her relationships with some significant people.
  2. The UFC star, Hansen, played softball, and she was all prepared to go to Harvard University and continue softball professionally. But she ended up pursuing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and went for an MMA career.
  3. Kay also took boxing professionally; she continued her MMA career due to less female popularity in boxing.

Some FAQs:

What is Kay Hansen’s fight record?

Kay Hansen has a professional fight record of 7 wins, 4 losses, and 0 draws.

Is Kay Hansen from Scottsdale, Arizona?

No, the fighter was born in California. 

Does Kay Hansen have a tattoo?

Yes, Kay Hansen has a tattoo on her right arm.

Did Kay Hansen have an injury?

Kay Hansen was left bleeding heavily from the face during her fight against Kal Schwartz in 2018. After the fight, she was immediately taken to hospital but was not seriously injured.

Does Kay Hansen have an eating disorder?

MMAFightingonSBN Kay revealed that she struggled with an eating disorder for a while. She mentioned it saying,

“I was getting sick and was always lightheaded and getting dizzy. I found out I was severely anemic and Vitamin D deficient. My whole body was just like, We’re done,’ to the point where I physically couldn’t train.”

Click on this link to check the full interview. 

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