Laureano Staropoli Bio: Career & Net Worth

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Although among those acclaimed popularized fighters in MMA, Laureano Staropoli has his skills and techniques in his gameplay.

His high offense and defense style gives him a wide range of variance in the striking process, accentuating his skills.

Most importantly, Staropoli was a police officer before he stepped as a mixed martial artist. However, even in his professional career as a fighter, he is adored for his macho and self-deprecating personality.

Apart from it, the Argentine Laureano has kept himself at the bottom of our hearts as he previously fought in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

Laureano Staropoli
Laureano Staropoli, during his UFC press meets, talking about his next match with Tim Means.

As we dive into the life of Laureano Staropoli, we will discuss his career, early life, love life, net worth, and many more.

But before we dive into his bio, let us have an instant glance at the quick facts first.

 Quick Facts

Full Name Laureano Rafael Staropoli
Birth Date February 27, 1993
Birth Place La Plata, Buenos, Argentina 
Nick Name El Matador
Religion Christian
Nationality Argentine
Ethnicity White
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Age 31
Height 6 feet 1 inch (185 centimeters)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg) 
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Dark Brown
Build Athletic 
Father’s Name Not Available 
Mother’s Name Not Available 
Siblings Not Available 
Marital Status Unmarried 
Wife No
Kids No 
Profession Mixed Martial Artist
Win-Loss Record 9-5
Division Middleweight and Welterweight 
Affiliations UFC
Active Years 2013-present
Team Chute Boxe Diego Lima
Net Worth $1 Million-$5 Million 
Social Media Instagram 
Merch Poster
Last Update July, 2024

Laureano Staropoli: Body Measurement

Laureano is a man with a fair-built body, plus standing at a tall height. As for his body stats, he stands at 6 feet 2 inches (1.68 m) while weighing 170 lbs (77 kg).

Bringing upon his appearance, the strong athlete stands as a fair man with toned muscles. He has black-colored hair with eyes of brown color.

Like other athletes, Laureano wakes up early to start his day and hit the gym early.

With strict adherence, his strategic clean eating regimen and a shed-load of cardio are more important to him.

Laureano Staropoli and his country’s falg.
Laureano is showing his national flag as a tribute to his country during his first-ever UFC victory.

Additionally, Laureano depicts the shoulder’s span of 57.3cm (22 inches) and the waist span of 33.4 cm (13 inches).

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Laureano Staropoli: Early Life

On February 27, 1993, Laureano was born under the sign of Pisces in La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Unfortunately, nothing about family background is available; he has kept it a secret.

We know that Laureano was interested in wrestling from a very early age. He initiated training from the age of eight.

He started training mixed martial arts from the age of seventeen after he saw Randy Couture fight.

Besides that, his schooling and education have also been kept a secret. As soon as we extract any information regarding it, we will update you soon.

Laureano Staropoli: Career

As we already know, Laureano has been interested in MMA since his childhood. And to live his dreams, he did a lot of hard work and training.

Finally, his dream turned into reality after making his MMA debut in 2013. Nonetheless, joining MMA turned out to be the best decision of his life.

During his MMA career, he has had fourteen matches in total. Out of which, he won nine and lost five games.

Likewise, he was good in knockouts; out of his nine victories, he won five matches by knockout and the rest 2-2 by submission and decision.

Further, Laureano was doing great in his career, and just then, a significant opportunity knocked on his door to join UFC. He didn’t let this opportunity go in vain and joined hands with UFC.

Finally, in 2018 the 6”1’ Laureano made his first UFC debut against Hector Aldana. Interestingly, it was his first match there, and he even won.

Things were going well, he was winning many matches, but in 2019, Laureano had to back out from his game due to a broken nose.

Laureano Staropoli fight.
An intense fight is going on behind the steel cage.

After having rest for a few months, he returned and fought against Muslim Salikhov, but unfortunately, he lost the match.


In 2020, Laureano was about to face Tim Means, but at the time, Staropoli had gained weight. While measuring, he was three and a half pounds overweight, as per welterweight’s criteria.

As a result, Laureano was fined 20% of his purse, and the fined sum went to Means. But sadly, even after paying fine and facing Tim, he lost that match.

After Covid-19, he was locked inside his home like any other human being.

Just after everything started normalizing and every business ventures were back on track, the Austrian fighter Laureano finally got the chance to fight and earn.

But he couldn’t win his first match after the COVID-19. And after one month of that defeat, UFC announced that Staropoli was no longer part of the UFC roster.

However, nobody knows why Laureano was not part of the roster. The public made many speculations at that time. Some said his contract ended; some said UFC fired him due to his continuous defeats in many matches.

Nonetheless, no one knows the actual reason as it has not been made official. But as soon as we find any more information about it, we will update you soon.

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Laureano Staropoli: Net Worth

It is assumed that Laureano has a net worth between $1 million – $5 million. However, it is not official, nor does anyone know about his actual money.

 However, whatever money he has garnered is only from his UFC and MMA career.

Apart from that, he is a famous personality, and he also had some brand deals and endorsements.

Laureano Staropoli vs. Jamie Pickett

One of the most talked-about matches of the UFC’s 2021 was between Jamie and Laureano. Besides, Jamie waited for a long time to match Laureano.

However, this match couldn’t happen as Jamie got stuck in Vegas after one of his coaches tested positive for COVID-19. Nonetheless, the game was not canceled but rescheduled for later. 

Finally, in UFC Fight Night 41, the bout between Laureno and Jamie happened. Laureano had to win this match to prove his worth as he had lost his three previous games to Muslim Salikhov, Roman Dolidze, and Tim Means.

Unfortunately, after a long bout and three rounds, the results were against Staropoli. At last, Jamie won the match against Laureano via unanimous decision. 

Laurenao Staropoli: Personal Life

Nicknamed El Matador, Laureano is a private person. He doesn’t like discussing his private life. Everything about him, he has kept it a secret except his career.

However, as per sources, Laureano is single and is only committed to his career. And that is all worth it. We can catch him with his nephew in a picture to go by his Instagram.

Laureano Staropoli was injured during a match
Laureano Staropoli was injured during a match.

What is known is, Laureano lives a wealthy life, and he is focused on his professional life.

Social Media Presence

Even though the Austrian athlete Laureano is one private person, he knows how important it is to grab the spotlight on social media and his fans.

Laureano has an Instagram account with 63.5k followers to date. He constantly posts about his games, clubs, wins, and schedule.

Moreover, Laureano is also available on Twitter with 1479 followers.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Where is Laureano Staropoli now?

Laureano is currently in his hometown and taking a break from his career for a while.

Also, speaking with MMA Fighting, he mentioned his plans on discovering another promotion to  “beat everybody up, enter [the UFC] again and become the f*cking champion.”

What is Laureano’s nickname?

Laureano is also called Pepi by his close friends and families.

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