Stephan Bonnar Wiki, Biography, Age, Family, Incident Detail

Stephan Bonnar Biography

Stephan Patrick Bonnar was an American professional wrestler and a professional mixed martial artist. He was born on April 4, 1977, and passed away on December 22, 2022. The majority of Bonnar’s career in the UFC was spent competing in the Light Heavyweight weight class. Bonnar finished in second place in the first season of The Ultimate Fighter, and his battle against Forrest Griffin in the TUF Ultimate Finale is widely regarded as one of the most significant bouts in the annals of UFC history.  Bonnar has spent the most of his mixed martial arts career playing the “role of the underdog.” This was most clearly seen in the bout that took place between the two of them at UFC 153. Along with Griffin and Silva, Bonnar competed against other world champions including as Lyoto Machida, Tito Ortiz, Mark Coleman, Jon Jones, and Rashad Evans.


He had lived 45 years prior to the moment of his passing away.


On October 30, 2009, in the region of Tuscany, Italy, Stephan Bonnar wed the woman he had been seeing for a very long time, Andrea Brown. Griffin Brandon is the sole child of the marriage and was given the name Griffin in honor of Forrest Griffin and in tribute to Andrea’s late brother, Brandon Brown.


Andrea Bonnar was his wife at the time of his death, and Stephan Bonnar had been married to her. Andrea had been his long-time girlfriend, and in 2009, the two of them finally tied the knot.

In the middle of the 1990s, Andrea Brown began her professional career working for Hubbard Broadcasting as a producer. Later in her career, she held the position of Special Projects/Consumer/Investigative Producer at Fox News Miami.

Between the years 2007 and 2010, she held the position of PR Manager at MGM Resorts International. Her most recent job was with Stephan Bonnar Enterprises, where she was employed as a publicist, stylist, and talent manager.



Griffin Brandon is Stephan Bonnar and Andrea Brown’s only child. He was named after Forrest Griffin in honor of Andrea’s late brother, Brandon Brown, and he is their only child together.

Net Worth

It was believed that Stephan Bonnar had a net worth of $500,000 at the time.

Cause of Death

In a statement distributed by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), it was said that he passed away on December 22, 2022, and that the cause of his death was cardiac issues.

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