Giga Chikadze Career Earnings (purse, payouts) + Net Worth

Giga Chikadze is the #8 rank contender in the UFC’s Featherweight division. Hailing from Georgia, he is one of the most exciting up-and-coming prospects in his division.

After making a very average start, Chikadze (14-2-0) slowly began attracting more and more attention. As time went on, Giga slowly began racking up wins and putting in dominant performances. Recently, Chikadze put the entire division on high alert with three back-to-back KO finishes including Cub Swanson and Edson Barboza. 

Known for his ferocious striking and audacious leg kicks, Chikadze is sure to have made good money from his fights. Thus, the only question in people’s minds will be: How much did he earn? Let’s examine Giga Chikadze career earnings through salary, purse, payouts, bonuses, incentive pay, sponsorship & what his net worth is.

Giga Chikadze of Georgia kicks Edson Barboza of Brazil in a featherweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on August 28, 2021, in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Getty Images)

Before we begin, here are some important things to keep in mind. Firstly, Nevada State Athletic Commission does not release fighter pay, so none of the following payout data for the event is official. However, we can estimate a fighter’s pay info by looking at their previous, officially-released salaries.

Secondly, Giga’s salary, incentive pay, and PPV revenue from his upcoming fight with Calvin Kattar are yet to be released. Hence, you can check back here for updates. With all that out of the way, let’s begin.

Giga Chikadze Career Earnings

Giga Chikadze of Georgia punches Cub Swanson in a featherweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on May 01, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Getty Images)
Fighter  Result  Base Salary  Win Bonus  Performance Bonus Incentive Pay/ Sponsorships Total 
Edson Barboza W $50,000  $50,000   $50k $6,000 $156,000
Cub Swanson W $32,000 $32,000 $50k $6,000 $120,000
Jamey Simmons W $30,000 $30,000 $50,000 $4,000 $114,000
Omar Morales W $16,000 $16,000   $4,000 $36,000
Irwin Rivera W $14,000 $14,000   $3,500 $31,500
Jamall Emmers W $12,000 $12,000   $3,500 $27,500
Brandon Davis W $10,000 $10,000   $3,500 $23,500

Total UFC Earnings: $508,500 ($0.5 million)

A Glance at Giga Chikadze Asset Accumulation

Name Giga Chikadze 
Age 33 years old ( Born 1988)
Net Worth $1 million
Status Active 
Salary $156,000 (last fight vs Edson Barboza)
Source of Wealth UFC Career, Endorsements 
Endorsements  Venum, Visit Abu Dhabi, Monster Energy, Gulf,, Modell’s Sporting Goods, TENSHO, and more.
Endorsement Earnings $500,000 
Marital Status  Married
Residence Tbilisi, Georgia
Charities N/A

What is Giga Chikadze Net Worth in 2021?

According to reports, Giga Chikadze’s Net Worth sits at around $1 million in 2021. For the most part, Giga makes most of his killing plying his trade inside the Octagon but also from his lucrative endorsement deals. Currently, the Georgian fighter is sponsored by Venum, Visit Abu Dhabi, Monster Energy, Gulf,, Modell’s Sporting Goods, TENSHO, and more.

As mentioned above, Chikadze’s earnings from UFC ( includes pay, salaries, earnings, bonuses) amount to $508,500. However, Giga began his career fighting in Gladiator Challenge, DWTNCS, and WSOF. Thus, if we take into account the prize money from these fights, Giga’s total earnings from MMA amount to $550,000. 

With his career still blooming, the 33-year-olds influence is expected to keep increasing,  making him a very marketable athlete. As such, you can expect a significant increase in Chikadze’s endorsement earnings in the coming years. Moreover, “Ninja” will look to increase his Net Worth, even more, when he takes on Calvin Kattar at UFC Vegas 46. 

Sami Haider

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Sami Haider is a UFC/boxing journalist who connects combat sports to pop culture. His deep passion for the UFC started in 2018, triggered by the UFC 229: Khabib vs. McGregor fight. He is a passionate writer who has a profound love for the sport and the skills that are used in it. Through his work, Sami aspires to connect combat sportsmen and their enthusiastic fans.


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