Jack Della Maddalena (13-2-0) is tearing up the UFC’s welterweight division with his recent performances. The Australian welterweight is set to fight in his hometown of Perth at UFC 284 as he takes on UFC journeyman, Randy Brown.
Like fellow Australian and UFC P4P #1, Alexander Volkanovski, Jack Della Maddalena also competed in rugby before shifting to mixed martial arts. However, unlike Volkanovski, Jack made the switch at only 15 years of age. This means he never had a professional rugby career.
Maddalena’s MMA career did not get off to an ideal start as he lost his first 2 fights. But he managed to bounce back and has not lost since. Jack racked up a 9-fight win streak before competing for a UFC contract.
Maddalena earned a UFC contract through Dana White’s Contender Series. He went the distance with Ange Loosa, beating him via unanimous decision. After that fight, none of Jack’s opponents made it past the first round. Maddalena finished Pete Rodriguez, Ramazan Emeev, and Danny Roberts in the first round by knocking them out. Quite a run for the 26-year-old.
Jack Della Maddalena: Wife and Kids
Despite his young age, Jack Della Maddalena is already a family man. Jack is married to Michelle Della Maddalena, formerly Michelle Hein. The couple reportedly started dating back in December 2016. Michelle announced their relationship on Facebook.
The couple got engaged back in March 2021. Jack revealed this on his Instagram page with a picture that showed him holding his wife who was flaunting an engagement ring. A year later, in March 2022, Maddalena got married to Michelle in a gorgeous, outdoor ceremony. Even before their engagement, Maddalena frequently posted pictures with and of his wife on social media.
A month later, in April 2022, Michelle Della Maddalena revealed to the world that the couple would now become parents. She posted a picture of herself with Jack in which she was visibly pregnant. In August 2022, once again through his Instagram page, Jack Della Maddalena gave the world the first glimpse at his newborn.
Maddalena posted a picture of himself holding his first-born son, aptly captioned, “My son.” Many fighters, including his former opponent Ramazan Emeev, congratulated Jack on this momentous occasion. In another post, Maddalena revealed that his son’s name was Franco Della Maddalena. Ever since, the Australian welterweight has often posted pictures of his wife and son, making sure everyone knows just how much his family means to him.
Given that his next fight is in his hometown, it is very likely that his family will be present to watch him compete. Therefore, Jack Della Maddalena will be looking to make a statement at UFC 284 by extending his winning streak to 14.
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