Justin Gaethje

Justin ‘The Highlight’ Gaethje
United States
14/11/1988 (31 yrs)
5’11”/155lbs
Reach: 70 in/178cm

#4 Lightweight

Accolades: WSOF Lightweight Champion, NCAA Division I Wrestler, Division I All-American

Record: 21-2 (4-2 UFC)

Last 5 (3-2):
WIN | Donald Cerrone | TKO (Punches) 4:18 Rd 1 | UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs. Gaethje, 14/09/2019
WIN | Edson Barboza | KO (Punch) 2:30 Rd 1 | UFC on ESPN: Barboza vs. Gaethje, 30/03/2019
WIN | James Vick | KO (Punch) 1:27 Rd 1 | UFC Fight Night: Gaethje vs. Vick, 25/08/2018
LOSS | Dustin Poirier | TKO (Punches) 0:33 Rd 4 | UFC on Fox: Poirier vs. Gaethje, 14/04/2018
LOSS | Eddie Alvarez | KO (Knee) 3:29 Rd 3 | UFC 218, 2/12/2017

Next fight: Not booked

‘Highlight’ by name and highlight by nature, Justin Gaethje is the epitome of a fan favourite and is an incredible fighter to boot. His all-action pressure style and iron chin have seen the former-WSOF Lightweight champion headline in five of his six UFC bouts to date, after coming into the promotion at 17-0. Three-consecutive first round knockout wins over dangerous lightweight contenders sees the Arizona native put right back in the title frame after losses to Dustin Poirier and Eddie Alvarez, maintaining an active regimen as arguably the next lightweight in line after Tony Ferguson. While he remains unbooked heading into 2020, fans will follow Gaethje wherever he goes, ensured of a highlight given just two of his career fights have gone the distance.