A professional mixed martial fighter from America is named Justin Ray Gaethje who currently fights in the UFC Lightweight category. He was formerly the UFC’s Interim Lightweight Champion, he is third in the UFC lightweight standings as of 2022.
Justin Gaethje Biography and Net Worth
|Net Worth $4 million|
|Full Name Justin Ray Gaethje|
|Birth Date November 14, 1988|
|Age 33 Years|
|Birthplace Safford, Arizona, U.S|
|Profession Mixed Martial Artist|
|Girlfriend Sophia Romano|
Justin Gaethje Early Life
On November 14, 1988, Justin Ray Gaethje, or The Highlight was born in Safford, Arizona. Gaethje himself spent a summer at the Morenci mine when he was 18 years old. He was a two-time state wrestling champion and a four-time finalist while a student at Safford High School.
He initially applied to a tiny institution in Arizona because he wanted to be near his family, but he later accepted an offer from the University of Northern Colorado’s NCAA Division I program. Gaethje’s induction into the University of Northern Colorado Athletics Hall of Fame for his accomplishments in wrestling was announced in June 2020.
Justin Gaethje Early MMA Career
When Gaethje was a freshman at the University of Northern Colorado, he first encountered mixed martial arts (MMA) when he wrestled UFC fighters like Georges St-Pierre and Clay Guida. Gaethje made his amateur debut on August 2, 2008, during the preseason of his second year, where he defeated his opponent with a slam knockout. Gaethje made his professional debut on August 20, 2011, against future UFC fighter Kevin Croom, after compiling a 7-0 amateur record.
Justin Gaethje Success
Gaethje said on May 4, 2017, that he had given up his WSOF championship and joined the Ultimate Fighting Championship. On May 12, it was revealed that he would make his professional debut on July 7 at The Ultimate Fighter: Redemption Finale against the seasoned Michael Johnson. In the second round, Gaethje defeated his opponent by technical knockout. On November 6, 2021, Gaethje competed against Michael Chandler, a former Bellator Lightweight Champion.
Gaethje knocked Chandler to the ground during the match, but ultimately prevailed by majority decision. At UFC 274 on May 7, 2022, Gaethje competed against Charles Oliveira for the vacant UFC Lightweight Championship. Only Gaethje was qualified to claim the championship because Oliveira’s weight was lacking and he had already lost his title.
Justin Gaethje Girlfriend
As per rumors, Justin is dating a girl named Sophia Romano and he shared pictures with her on Instagram.
Justin Gaethje Net Worth
Justin Gaehtje has a total net worth of $4 million and he earns this money as a result of his talent, hard work, and dedication. Justin earned his biggest reward at UFC 249 when he defeated his opponent, Tony Ferguson. He received a $480,000 compensation, according to sources. Gaethje has made an astonishing $3,704,500 from his time competing in the UFC.
Numerous big businesses, including Bulge Clothing, Gladiators, Saratoga Casinos, and Gains in Bulk, are included in Gaethje’s endorsement list. Additionally, “The Highlight” is a strong supporter of his coach’s company, ONX Sports and he also owns Violent 1, his own business.
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