Justin Gaethje Net Worth

Justin Gaethje is an American professional mixed martial artist. He competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and is a former interim UFC Lightweight Champion. The 34-year-old’s net worth is $4 million. Here we bring you Justin Gaethje’s net worth, salary, earnings, career, MMA record, girlfriend, and more.

Justin Gaethje’s Biography and Career

Justin Ray Gaethje was born on November 14, 1988, in Safford, Arizona, U.S. He is of German-American descent from his father’s side. His father, John Ray Gaethje, is a retired copper miner. Justin also worked a summer at the Morenci before joining University.

Justin Gaethje started wrestling at the age of 4, joined Safford High School, and was a two-time Arizona State champion as a wrestler at high school. He attended the University of Northern Colorado and was an NCAA Division I All-American as a wrestler. He started training in MMA in college.

MMA Career

Justin Gaethje turned pro in 2011. Before joining UFC, he competed in the Rage in the Cage and World Series of Fighting (WSOF).

In January 2014, Justin Gaethje won the WSOF Lightweight championship. He defended the title 5 times before vacating it to join the UFC in 2017.

Nicknamed “The Highlight”, Justin has a 23-4 MMA record, including 5-4 in the UFC. He knocked out Tony Ferguson to win the interim UFC Lightweight title, at UFC 249, in May 2020.

He lost the lightweight championship game against Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 254 and beat Michael Chandler at UFC 268, and the latter was named the 2021 UFC Fight of the Year.

In UFC 274, Justin lost to Charles Oliveira in May 2022. “The Highlight” is a four-time UFC Performance of the Night and six-time Fight of the Night.

Justin Gaethje is scheduled to face Rafael Fiziev at UFC 286, on March 18, 2023, in a lightweight co-main event.

Justin Gaethje’s Net Worth, Salary, and Earnings

In 2023, Justin Gaethje’s estimated net worth is $4 million. His primary sources of earnings are his fight purse and incentives.

The Highlight Gaethje’s official base salary is close to $250,000, depending on his UFC contract, the event, and the opponent.

At UFC 274, Justin Gaethje earned a $250,000 base salary and $4,800 incentive pay for his defeat against Charles Oliveira.

At UFC 268, Gaethje earned $556,000 total payouts, including a $500,000 flat pay (no win bonus), $6,000 sponsorship money, and a $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus for his win against Michael Chandler.

He is a four-time UFC Performance of the Night winner, pocketing a $50,000 bonus for each occasion.

Moreover, Justin earns a considerable chunk from endorsements and sponsorship deals. He has over 1.7 million followers on his Insta.

Personal Info

Full NameJustin Ray Gaethje
NicknameThe Highlight 
Date of BirthNovember 14, 1988
Birth PlaceSafford, Arizona, U.S.
Nationality American
Age 34
Height 180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Weight155 lb (70 kg)
Division Lightweight
Promotion UFC
MMA Record23-4
Net Worth$4 million
Base Salary$250,000 (approx.)
Relationship StatusIn a Relationship 
GirlfriendSophia Romano
GF’s Insta@sophiaromo27
Instagram @justin_gaethje


UFC fighter Justin Gaethje is in a relationship. His lovely wife is Sophia Romano. Sophia is a social media personality, with 14k followers on her Insta.

Justin Gaethje Girlfriend Sophia Romano
Source: Instagram

They started dating in 2022. However, the couple hasn’t confirmed their relationship publicly.


Born on November 14, 1988, he is 34 years old.

Height and Weight

He is 180 cm (5 ft 10 in) tall and 155 lb. He competes in the UFC Lightweight division.


Gaethje’s nickname is The Highlight.

MMA Record

[As of March 8, 2023]

Total Fights27
Win by KO/TKO19


What is Justin Gaethje’s Net Worth in 2023?

In 2023, his estimated net worth will be $4 million.

Where is he from?

He is from Safford, Arizona, U.S.

Who is his girlfriend?

His girlfriend is Sophia Romano.

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