J.P. Buys- Bio, Age, Girlfriend, Ethnicity, Height, Net Worth, Career

J.P. Buys

JP Buys, also known as ‘Young Savage,’ is a South African Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter, UFC Athlete, and Instagram personality from Brakpan, Gauteng. He is currently fighting out of Las Vegas, Nevada, in the United States of America. On July 31, 2021, it was announced that he and her wife Cheyanne Buys aka The Warrior Princess became the UFC’s second married couple (Ultimate Fighting Championship).

Mark De La Rosa and Montana De La Rosa were the first married couple to appear on a UFC fight card in February 2019. By the time I finish writing this article, his pro-MMA record is 9-3-0 (win-loss-draw).

Quick Facts

Full Real NameJ.P. Buys.
Stage NameYoung Savage.
ProfessionMixed Martial Artist.
Pro MMA Record9-3-0 (Win-Loss-Draw).
Date of BirthApril 30, 1996.
Zodiac SignTaurus.
Age 27 years old.
Place of BirthBrakpan, Gauteng, South Africa.
Currently LivingLas Vegas, Nevada, The United States.
NationalitySouth African.
Marital StatusMarried.
WifeCheyanne Buys ‘The Warrior Princess’.
Net worth (approx.)USD 450K – 500K (approx.).
Height (approx.)In Feet Inches: 5′ 5″
In Meters: 1.65 m
In Centimeters: 165 cm
Weight (approx.)In Kilograms: 58 kg
In Pounds: 125 lbs.
Hair ColorDark Brown.
Eye ColorBrown.

J.P. Buys Biography

JP Buys, a very talented sports personality, was born to his parents in 1996, making him 27 years old as of 2024. His birthday is April 30th, and he is born under the Taurus sun sign, which is one of the earth signs. Buys was born in Brakpan, Gauteng, South Africa.

He has a special bond with his mother, Jacky Buys. On Mother’s Day, he wrote a post for her, saying how much he misses his mother and how much he wishes he could visit her back home. He grew up alongside his brother. JP Buys has even featured his father, Johan Buys, on his social media accounts several times.

J.P. Buys
J.P. Buys (Source: Instagram)

J.P. Buys Girlfriend & Dating

Who is J.P. Buys dating? Young Savage and Cheyanne Buys ‘The Warrior Princess’ have been dating for quite some time. They met because they shared a common interest.

She began as friends and progressed to become best friends. He proposed to his girlfriend in 2019, and the couple married on June 29, 2019, in a private ceremony. They live in a luxurious apartment in Las Vegas, Nevada, with five pets, including three dogs named Kash, Angel, and Maya, and two pet cats named Benjamin.

Young Savage frequently expresses his feelings for his partner on his Instagram account.

J.P. Buys Professional Life

JP Buys began his career when he was 19 years old. On July 10, 2014, he defeated Ntando Zama in his debut match at African Fight League 21, and he won. Later that year, on October 25, Buys defeated Leonard Gregory in Fightstar FC 9.

This MMA fighter also defeated TC Khusu and Norman Lekgothoane in a match in 2014. On February 28, 2015, he faced Jaydee Van Der Merwe in his next fight. JP Buys won every match in his early career. Young Savage’s last amateur fight was against Roevan De Beer, and he was declared the victor.

On July 11, 2015, he made his professional debut in EFC Worldwide 41, defeating Josemare Emerson Octavio with a Rear Naked Choke.

On August 27, 2015, JP Buys was defeated by Baldwin Mdlalose for the first time in his career. Later, in 2016, he returned and defeated Baldwin Mdlalose, Abdul Hassan, and Roevan De Beer.

During the 2017 DW Contender Series, he competed against Joby Sanchez and lost. He defeated Gamzat Magomedov and Philippe Rouch in 2018.

Young Savage defeated Luthando Biko in the EFC Worldwide 78 on April 13, 2019. The following year, he defeated Cristian Rodriguez, Jr. via Ground & Pound.

JP Buys defeated Jacob Silva in Contender Series 2020, but he was defeated by Bruno Silva in UFC Fight Night on March 20, 2021. On August 5, 2021, he was scheduled to face Francisco Figueiredo, but the match was canceled.


  • His wife became champion on July 31, 2021, when she defeated Gloria de Paula during UFC Fight Night. Following her victory, he dedicated a very sentimental post.
  • Adopting, saving, or rescuing pets is something Young Savage and his partner believe in.
  • On October 28, 2014, he made his Instagram debut, where he now has over 16,000 followers.
  • Rasty Knayles is responsible for the majority of his tattoos.