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Justin Gaethje

Justin "The Highlight" Gaethje
  • Name: Justin Gaethje
  • MMA Record: 18-2-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: The Highlight
  • Current Streak: 2 Losses
  • Age: 29 | Date of Birth: 1988.11.14
  • Last Fight: April 14, 2018 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Lightweight | Last Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs
  • Affiliation: Genesis Training Center
  • Height: 5'11" (181cm) | Reach: 71.0" (180cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $712,000 USD
  • Born: Safford, Arizona, United States
  • Fighting out of: Greeley, Colorado
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Justin Gaethje MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
0:33 Round 4 of 5, 15:33 Total

Us Dustin Poirier
18-1-0 22-5-0

Us UFC on FOX 29: Poirier vs. Gaethje
Main Event | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2018.04.14
Odds: -105 (Near Even) | Disclosed Pay: $160,000 ($110K Base, $50K Fight/Night) | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs (70.8 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
#4 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2018
UFC on FOX 29 Fight of the Night
Loss | KO/TKO | Strikes
3:59 Round 3 of 3, 13:59 Total

Us Eddie Alvarez
18-0-0 28-5-0

Us UFC 218: Holloway vs. Aldo 2
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2017.12.02
Odds: -180 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $50,000 Fight/Night | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs (70.8 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
#46 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2017
#3 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2017
#79 Greatest Fight of All Time
UFC 218 Fight of the Night
Win | KO/TKO | Strikes
4:48 Round 2 of 5, 9:48 Total

Us Michael Johnson
17-0-0 17-11-0

Us The Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale
Main Event | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2017.07.07
Odds: +125 (Slight Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $300,000 ($100K Base, $100K Bonus, $50K Fight/Night, $50K Perf/Night) | Weigh-In: 155.8 lbs (70.6 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
#1 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2017
#39 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2017
#76 Greatest Fight of All Time
The Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale Fight of the Night
The Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale Performance of the Night
Win | KO/TKO
5:00 Round 3 of 5, 15:00 Total

Br Luiz Firmino
16-0-0 19-7-0

Us WSOF 34: Gaethje vs. Firmino
Main Event | Title Defense | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2016.12.31
Odds: -485 (Heavy Favorite) | Weigh-In: 154.8 lbs (70.2 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
#38 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2016
Cancelled Bout João Zeferino WSOF 34 2016.12.31
Reason: Zeferino Injury
Cancelled Bout Ozzy Dugulubgov WSOF 33 2016.10.07
Reason: Dugulubgov Withdrew
Win | KO/TKO | Kicks
1:43 Round 1 of 5

Us Brian Foster
15-0-0 26-8-0

Us WSOF 29: Gaethje vs. Foster
Main Event | Title Defense | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2016.03.12
Odds: -315 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Tom Johnson
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
4:40 Round 2 of 5, 9:40 Total

Pe Luis Palomino
14-0-0 23-10-0

Us WSOF 23: Gaethje vs. Palomino 2
Main Event | Title Defense | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2015.09.18
Odds: -925 (Huge Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $100,000 ($50K Base, $50K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 154.7 lbs (70.2 kgs) | Referee: Ryan Brueggeman
#34 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2015
Win | KO/TKO
3:57 Round 3 of 5, 13:57 Total

Pe Luis Palomino
13-0-0 23-9-0

Us WSOF 19: Gaethje vs. Palomino
Main Event | Title Defense | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2015.03.28
Odds: -450 (Heavy Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $60,000 ($30K Base, $30K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 154.2 lbs (69.9 kgs) | Referee: Al Guinee
#8 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2015
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Melvin Guillard
12-0-0 32-13-2

Us WSOF 15: Branch vs. Okami
Co-Main Event | Catchweight | 159 lbs

2014.11.15
Odds: -190 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 154.8 lbs (70.2 kgs) | Referee: Andrew Glenn
Win | KO/TKO | Punch
3:09 Round 2 of 5, 8:09 Total

Us Nick Newell
11-0-0 11-0-0

Us WSOF 11: Gaethje vs. Newell
Main Event | Title Defense | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2014.07.05
Odds: -410 (Heavy Favorite) | Weigh-In: 154.8 lbs (70.2 kgs) | Referee: Telis Assimenios
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
1:09 Round 1 of 5

Us Richard Patishnock
10-0-0 6-1-0

Us WSOF 8: Gaethje vs. Patishnock
Main Event | Vacant Title | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2014.01.18
Odds: -920 (Huge Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $30,000 ($15K Base, $15K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 154.6 lbs (70.1 kgs) | Referee: Troy Waugh
#45 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2014
Cancelled Bout Lewis Gonzalez WSOF 8 2014.01.18
Reason: Gonzalez Injury
Cancelled Bout Gesias Cavalcante WSOF 8 2014.01.18
Reason: Cavalcante Injury
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
1:40 Round 2 of 3, 6:40 Total

Us Dan Lauzon
9-0-0 17-4-0

Us WSOF 6: Burkman vs. Carl
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2013.10.26
Odds: -305 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 155.8 lbs (70.7 kgs) | Referee: Jorge Alonso
Win | Submission | Kicks
2:19 Round 3 of 3, 12:19 Total

Us Brian Cobb
8-0-0 20-7-0

Us WSOF 3: Fitch vs. Burkman 2
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2013.06.14
Odds: -300 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $12,000 ($6K Base, $6K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs (70.8 kgs) | Referee: Steve Mazzagatti
Win | KO/TKO
2:27 Round 1 of 3

Br Gesias Cavalcante
7-0-0 17-6-1

Us WSOF 2: Arlovski vs. Johnson
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2013.03.23
Odds: +120 (Near Even) | Weigh-In: 155.6 lbs (70.6 kgs) | Referee: Keith Peterson
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Adrian Valdez

Us Rage in the Cage

2012.11.16
Win | KO/TKO | Punch
0:12 Round 1 of 3

Us Drew Fickett
5-0-0 42-18-0

Us Rage in the Cage
Main Card | Catchweight | 165 lbs

2012.10.20
Weigh-In: 165.0 lbs (74.8 kgs)
Win | Submission | Choke

Us Sam Young

Us Rage in the Cage

2012.09.29
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Marcus Edwards
3-0-0 0-0-0

Us ROF 43: Bad Blood
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2012.06.02
Win | KO/TKO | Strikes
2:57 Round 2 of 3, 7:57 Total

Us Donnie Bell
2-0-0 2-0-0

Us ROF 42: Who's Next
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2011.12.17
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Us Joe Kelso

Us Colorado Regional

2011.10.01
Win | KO/TKO | Slam
1:01 Round 1 of 3

Us Kevin Croom
0-0-0 4-1-0

Us ROF 41: Bragging Rights!
Main Card | Catchweight | 159 lbs

2011.08.20
Weigh-In: 158.2 lbs (71.8 kgs)
Cancelled Bout Brad Foust ROF 41 2011.08.20
Reason: Foust Withdrew

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