Justin "The Highlight" Gaethje
Height: 5' 11"
Leg reach: 40.00
Weight: 155 lbs.
Team: Genesis Training Center
Nationality: Safford, United States
Residence: Arvada, California
Out of: Arvada, Colorado, United States
AccoladesRecent win streak: 4
Wins by KO: 19
Wins by submission: 1
Wins by decision: 3
STRIKING ACCURACYSignificant Strikes Attempted: 1363
Significant Strikes Landed: 820
TAKEDOWN ACCURACYTakedowns Attempted: 4
Justin Gaethje is an American mixed martial artist who competes in the Lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Born on November 14, 1988, he was raised in Safford, Arizona and attended the University of Northern Colorado where he wrestled from 2008-2011. In 2011, Gaethje turned his attention to mixed martial arts and made his professional debut in 2012.
Gaethje quickly rose through the local mixed martial arts circuit with a series of highlight-reel stoppages that earned him recognition as one of the best strikers in the sport. In 2017 he signed a deal with the Ultimate Fighting Championship and made his promotional debut at The Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale in July of 2017. Since then, Gaethje has gone 3-2, compiling a record of 22-2 overall with 19 wins by stoppage.
Gaethje is renowned for his aggressive style which often leads to thrilling battles between himself and his opponents. His fights are often featured as main events due to their entertaining nature. In 2018, Gaethje fought Eddie Alvarez at UFC 218 where he won by TKO in the third round, earning him “Fight of the Night” honors along with “Performance of the Night” awards in four other UFC bouts. He also holds notable wins over James Vick, Edson Barboza and Donald Cerrone among others.
Away from fighting Justin Gaethje is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys camping and fishing whenever possible. He also has a passion for coaching youth wrestling where he helps aspiring wrestlers reach their goals by cultivating teamwork and sportsmanship in a safe environment.
by KO/TKO in Round 2 @ 1:00
Sat. Jul 29, 2023
by Majority Decision in Round 3
Sat. Mar 18, 2023
by Submission in Round 1 @ 3:22
Sat. May 07, 2022
by Unanimous Decision in Round 3
Sat. Nov 06, 2021
by Submission in Round 2
Sat. Oct 24, 2020
by KO/TKO in Round 5
Sat. May 09, 2020
by KO/TKO in Round 1
Sat. Sep 14, 2019
by KO/TKO in Round 1
Sat. Mar 30, 2019