Justin "The Highlight" Gaethje

Justin Gaethje

Full NameJustin Gaethje

BornNovember 14, 1988

Height5 ft 11 in

NationalityUnited States

Relation(s)John Ray Gaethje, Carolina Gaethje


Justin Gaethje is an American professional mixed martial artist who is currently signed to the Ultimate Fighting Championship and compete’s for the promotion’s Lightweight Division. In 2017, Gaethje vacated his WSOF Title and signed with the UFC. Shortly afterward, it was announced that Justin Gaethje would make his Octagon debut against Michael Johnson and at The Ultimate Fighter: Redemption Finale, Gaethje won the fight via second-round TKO.

  1. Justin Gaethje MMA career
  2. Justin Gaethje UFC
  3. Justin Gaethje Last 5 Fights
  4. Justin Gaethje Career Statistics
  5. Justin Gaethje Record
  6. Justin Gaethje Next Fight

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Despite belonging to a wrestling background, Justin Gaethje won 17 of his 20 fights via Knockout or Technical Knockout. Gaethje also won numerous Fight of the Night and two Performance of the Night awards in the UFC.

Justing Gaethje MMA career began in the year 2011 when he made his professional MMA debut and defeated Kevin Croom in his first fight via Knockout.

Justin Gaethje MMA career

In 2013, Justin Gaethje was signed by the World Series of Fighting and made his promotional debut at WSOF 2 against Gesias Cavalcante. Gaethje won the fight via first-round TKO and following his first win in the promotion, The Highlight complied wins over the likes of Brian Cobb and Dan Lauzon.

At WSOF 8, Justin Gaethje became the inaugural WSOF Lightweight Champion after beating Richard Patishnock within the first-round TKO. Gaethje then followed it up with wins against the likes of Nick Newell, Melvin Guillard, and in his final fight for the promotion, Gaethje defeated Luiz Firmino in 2016.

Justin Gaethje UFC

In 2017, Justin Gaethje signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship after it was announced that he had vacated his WSOF Title and agreed to a contract with Dana White’s promotion. In his first fight in the promotion, Justin Gaethje defeated Michael Johnson at The Ultimate Fighter: Redemption Finale. Later in the year, Gaethje suffered his first UFC loss when he was beaten by Eddie Alvarez.

Following his first win in the Octagon, Justin Gaethje then compiled wins over the likes of Dustin Poirier, Al Iaquinta, and Edson Barboza, who are all notable Lightweight fighters competing in the UFC 155-pound division.

Justin Gaethje Last 5 Fights

Justin Gaethje last 5 fights were all under the UFC banner as he has competed against some of the very best Lightweights from the UFC roster. Here is a list of Gaethje’s last five fights:

  1. Justin Gaethje defeated Michael Johnson
  2. Eddie Alvarez defeated Justin Gaethje
  3. Justin Gaethje defeated Dustin Poirier
  4. Justin Gaethje defeated James Vick
  5. Justin Gaethje defeated Edson Barboza

Justin Gaethje Career Statistics

Strikes Landed per Minute8.50
Strike Accuracy54%
Strikes Absorbed per Minute10.23
Strike defense53%
TD Avg0.00
TD Acc0%
TD Def80%
Sub Avg0.0

Justin Gaethje Record

Justin Gaethje mixed martial record stands at 22 wins and 2 losses having competed in 22 professional fights.

Below is Justin Gaethje’s mixed martial arts professional record breakdown

By Knockout172
By Submission10
By Decision20

Justin Gaethje Next Fight

Justin Gathje will next fight against Donald Cerrone this weekend at UFC Vancouver in Canada.

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People Also Ask

Who did Justin Gaethje lose to?

On November 15, 2014, Gaethje faced UFC veteran and former training partner Melvin Guillard at WSOF 15.

How old is Justin Gaethje?

30 years (14 November, 1988)

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