Justin Gaethje is an American MMA fighter who competes in the UFC’s lightweight division. Justin Gaethje’s net worth is estimated to be $2.5 million in 2021.
|Net Worth (as of 2021)||$2.5 million|
|Date of Birth||November 14, 1988|
|Age||32 years old|
|Born Place||Safford, Arizona, United States|
|Source of Wealth||Professional MMA Fighter|
Justin Gaethje Childhood
Gaethje was born in Safford, Arizona, on November 14, 1988. Carolina, his mother, is of Mexican descent, and John Ray Gaethje, his father, is of German descent. His mother worked as a postmaster, and his father worked as a copper miner. Gaethje has two sisters and a twin brother, Marcus John Gaethje, who worked for almost ten years at the Moreni mine.
In terms of education, he attended Safford High School, where he wrestled and was a four-time finalist and two-time Arizona State champion. He then transferred to Northern Colorado, where he was named to the Western Wrestling All-Conference First Team.
Justin Gaethje Net Worth & MMA Career
During his time at the University of Northern Colorado, he began his MMC career. Before making his professional debut against Kevin Croom in 2011, he had a 7-0 amateur record. He won the fight by knocking out the opponent. He was signed by the World Series of Fighting in 2012 and made his debut against Gesias Cavalcante, which he won via TKO in the first round.
Gaethje won the WSOF Lightweight Championship by TKO in the first round against Richard Patishnock. He then successfully defended his title against Nick Newell, Melvin Guillard, Luis Palomino, Brian Foster, and Luiz Firmino.
He signed with the UFC on May 4, 2017. His first opponent was Michael Johnson. He won the fight by TKO in the second round, using a combination of punches and knees. With that victory, he was named Fight of the Night and Performance of the Night.
Eddie Alvarez was his opponent in his second fight. He was knocked out in the third round, but he was able to earn his second consecutive Fight of the Night bonus award. On April 14, 2018, he fought Dustin Poirier, but he was defeated by TKO in the fourth round. After his second MMA loss, he came back strong and won a string of fights against James Vick, Edson Barboza, and Donald Cerrone.
He fought Tony Ferguson on May 9, 2020, and won via TKO in the fifth round. With that victory, he ended Ferguson’s 12-fight winning streak and earned Fight of the Night and Performance of the Night honors.
Justin Gaethje’s Net Worth
Justin Gaethje’s net worth is estimated to be $2.5 million in 2021. The majority of his earnings came from his MMA career. His most recent payday was $350,000 for his fight against Tony Ferguson. His bonus is not included.