Justin Gaethje 2023: Net worth, MMA record, salary, payouts and more


Justin Gaethje is one of the biggest names in the UFC and has a huge net worth too.

Justin Gaethje 2023: Net Worth, Salary, Personal Life, and More

Justin Gaethje Facts

Net Worth (2023)$4million
Last fight earningsUndisclosed
Date of Birth13 November, 1988
MMA record24-4

Justin ‘The Highlight’ Gaethje is one of the top stars in the UFC Lightweight division. The 31-year-old comes from a wrestling background and was an NCAA Division 1 All-American during his time in college.

Gaethje’s career has been built on hard work as his father spent 36 years working in a Morenci mine.

Justin Gaethje is a huge fan of the Korean Zombie who shared some of his injury marks
Justin Gaethje with the Korean Zombie at Fight Island (Instagram)

Gaethje also worked in the mine during his college days but was able to move away to MMA. He won titles in other promotions before getting to the UFC.

After a couple of big losses in the UFC, Gaethje has turned his career around. He is one of the best in the Lightweight division but he is yet to win gold in the promotion.

Justin Gaethje Net worth

Justin Gaethje has a net worth of $4million in the year 2023. Most of this is thanks to his MMA career and he has been paid some big amounts thanks to his performances in the UFC.

While details of his payouts from other promotions like WSOF aren’t available all that much, Gaethje has earned a lot in the UFC.

Justin Gaethje has Khabib Nurmagomedov in his sights
Justin Gaethje celebrates after defeating Tony Ferguson of the United States in their Interim lightweight title fight during UFC 249 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on May 09, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images)

Justin Gaethje Pay Outs

His debut win in the UFC over Michael Johnson earned him $200,000. He was handed a $50,000 bonus in the loss to Eddie Alvarez but further details of his pay outs aren’t available.

Gaethje made $110,000 in the loss against Dustin Poirier but then got on a winning streak. Gaethje has won UFC awards in most of his fights and his win over Tony Ferguson earned him an incredible $450,000 after getting both the Fight of the Night and Performance of the Night bonuses.

While Gaethje couldn’t get the better of Khabib Nurmagomedov, he did make $440,000.

Justin Gaethje MMA record

Justin Gaethje has a great MMA record with just four losses and 24 wins in his career. The 34-year-old started his MMA career with a bang and won his first 18 fights.

This included winning the WSOF Lightweight title and defending it five times before he moved to the UFC.

Justin Gaethje is one of the top stars in the UFC presently and has amassed a large net worth thanks to his record
Justin Gaethje celebrates his win over challenger Luis Firmino (not shown) after their World Series of Fighting lightweight championship fight at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on December 31, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Ed Mulholland/Getty Images)

Gaethje, however, lost his second and third fights in the UFC but bounced back impressively. The loss to Dustin Poirier was a huge one for him as he has won the next four fights.

Gaethje has a record of five wins and three losses in the UFC. He fought for the Lightweight title against Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 254 but lost out in the Russian’s final MMA fight.

However, he bounced back by defeating Michael Chandler at UFC 268 before losing to Charles Oliveira while fighting for the title.

At UFC 286, Gaethje beat Rafael Fiziev in the co-main event via decision.

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