Justin Gaethje Career Earnings (purse, payouts) + Net Worth

Justin Gaethje is the #2 rank contender in the UFC’s Lightweight division. Also known as, “The Highlight”, he is one of the heaviest hitters and the most violent fighter in his division. 

After making a crazy start, Justin (22-3-0) was looking doubtful for a future in the UFC. However, Justin did very well to turn things around and even became the interim champion for some time. Currently, Gaethje is one of the most entertaining and explosive fighters on the roster. 

Known for his fearless striking and commendable endurance, Gaethje 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? Well, let’s examine what are Justin Gaethje career earnings through salary, purse, payouts, bonuses, incentive pay, sponsorship & what his net worth is.

Justin Gaethje (L) of the United States punches Tony Ferguson (R) 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. (Credits: 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, Justin’s salary, incentive pay, and PPV revenue from his upcoming fight with Michael Chandler are yet to be released. Hence, you can check back here for updates. With all that out of the way, let’s begin.

Justin Gaethje Career Earnings

Justin Gaethje punches Donald Cerrone in their lightweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at Rogers Arena on September 14, 2019 in Vancouver, Canada. (Credits: Getty Images)
Fighter Result Base Salary Win Bonus  Performance Bonus/ PPV Revenue Incentive Pay/Sponsorships Total 
Khabib Nurmagomedov L $400,000 $0 $787,500 $40,000 $1,227,500
Tony Ferguson W $350,000 $0 $525,000 $30,000 $905,000
Donald Cerrone W $130,000 $130,000 $50,000 $5,000 $315,000
Edson Barboza W $120,000 $120,000 $50,000 $4,000 $294,000
James Vick W $110,000 $110,000 $50,000 $4,000 $274,000
Dustin Poirier L $110,000 $0 $50,000 $3,500 $163,500
Eddie Alvarez L $110,000 $0 $50,000 $5,000 $165,000
Michael Johnson W $100,000 $100k $100,000 $2,500 $302,500

Total UFC Earnings: $3,645,500 ($3.6 million) 

A Glance at Justin Gaethje Asset Accumulation

Name Justin Gaethje 
Age 32 yers old ( Born 1988)
Net Worth $4-5 million (approx.)
Status Active
Salary $1,227,500 ( last fight vs Khabib Nurmagomedov)
Source of Wealth UFC Career, Endorsements
Endorsements  Reebok, ONX Labs, MyBookie.ag, Landow Performance, Waiākea, Cannadips®, Gains in Bulk, Prairie Fire Strength, Jose Cuervo USA, and more. 
Endorsement Earnings $1 million
Marital Status  Unmarried
Residence Safford, Arizona, United States
Charities N/A

What is Justin Gaethje Net Worth in 2021?

According to our research, Justin Gaethje’s Net Worth sits at around $4-5 million in 2021. For the most part, Justin makes most of his killing plying his trade inside the Octagon but also from his lucrative endorsement deals. Currently, the US-based fighter is sponsored by Reebok, ONX Labs, MyBookie.ag, Landow Performance, Waiākea, Cannadips®, Gains in Bulk, Prairie Fire Strength, Jose Cuervo USA, and more.

As mentioned above, Gaethje’s earnings from UFC ( includes pay, salaries, earnings, bonuses) amount to $3,645,500. However, Justin began his career fighting in WSOF, RITC, ROF, and BTT.  Thus, if we take into account the prize money from these fights, Justin’s earnings from MMA amount to about $4 million.

With his career still blooming, the 32-year-olds influence is expected to keep increasing,  making him a very marketable athlete. As such, you can expect a significant increase in Justin’s endorsement earnings in the coming years. Moreover, “The Highlight” will look to increase his Net Worth, even more, when he takes on Michael Chandler at UFC 268. 

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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