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"The Highlight"


Justin Gaethje

Justin "The Highlight" Gaethje

Fighter Details

  • Name: Justin Gaethje
  • Pro MMA Record: 21-2-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: The Highlight
  • Current Streak: 3 Wins
  • Age: 30 | Date of Birth: 1988.11.14
  • Last Fight: September 14, 2019 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Lightweight | Last Weigh-In: 155.5 lbs
  • Affiliation: N/A
  • Height: 5'11" (181cm) | Reach: 70.0" (178cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $862,000 USD
  • Born: Safford, Arizona, United States
  • Fighting out of: Greeley, Colorado
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Justin Gaethje is a mma fighter known for his high octane style and his ability to take punishment.  A former two time arizona state champion In highschool and division 1 all american wrestler in college. Former world series of fighting lightweight champion he successfully defended his belt five times before vacating to join the UFC.
Gaethje was once suspended indefinitely by the Colorado athletic commission for back flipping off the top of the cage in a post fight celebration however the suspension was lifted one day later.
Gaethje went 17-0 before making his UFC debut against Michael Johnson at the ultimate fighter redemption finale. Gaethje won the fight by TKO in round two via punches and knees. He won both fight of the night and performance of the night bonuses. 
Gaethje was next a coach on the ultimate fighter season 26 opposite Eddie Alvarez with the two set to meet after the season at UFC 218. Gaethje lost spectacular fight in round three via knee. It was the first loss of his career and the fight won fight of the night honors. 
His next fight was against Dustin Poirier at UFC on fox 29 despite doing damage to Dustin Poirier's leg with vicious leg kicks Gaethje still lost the fight via TKO in round 4. This fight earned Gaethje his third consecutive fight of the night honors. 
His next fight was against James Vick at ufc fight night 135. He won the fight by KO in round 1 via punch.  Gaethje also won performance of the night marking his fifth consecutive bonus award in only four fights with the UFC.
Gaethje is scheduled to face Edson barboza at UFC on ESPN2 on March 30 2019.

Last updated 01.25.2019, 4:56 AM ET
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