"The Highlight"


Stance: Orthodox
Division: Lightweight
Height: 5' 11"
Reach: 70"
Leg reach: 40.00
Weight: 155 lbs.
Team: Genesis Training Center
Nationality: Safford, United States
Residence: Arvada, California
Out of: Arvada, Colorado, United States
Age: 35


Recent win streak: 4
Wins by KO: 19
Wins by submission: 1
Wins by decision: 3



Significant Strikes Attempted: 1429
Significant Strikes Landed: 861


Takedowns 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.

Fight History

Max Holloway
Justin Gaethje: Defeated
by KO/TKO in Round 5 @ 4:59
Sat. Apr 13, 2024
UFC 300: Pereira vs. Hill
Dustin Poirier
Justin Gaethje: Winner
by KO/TKO in Round 2 @ 1:00
Sat. Jul 29, 2023
UFC 291: Poirier vs. Gaethje 2
Rafael Fiziev
Justin Gaethje: Winner
by Majority Decision in Round 3
Sat. Mar 18, 2023
UFC 286: Edwards vs. Usman 3
Charles Oliveira
Justin Gaethje: Defeated
by Submission in Round 1 @ 3:22
Sat. May 07, 2022
UFC 274: Oliveira vs. Gaethje
Michael Chandler
Justin Gaethje: Winner
by Unanimous Decision in Round 3
Sat. Nov 06, 2021
UFC 268: Usman vs. Covington 2
Khabib Nurmagomedov
Justin Gaethje: Defeated
by Submission in Round 2
Sat. Oct 24, 2020
UFC 254: Khabib vs. Gaethje
Tony Ferguson
Justin Gaethje: Winner
by KO/TKO in Round 5
Sat. May 09, 2020
UFC 249: Ferguson vs. Gaethje
Donald Cerrone
Justin Gaethje: Winner
by KO/TKO in Round 1
Sat. Sep 14, 2019
UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs. Gaethje
Edson Barboza
Justin Gaethje: Winner
by KO/TKO in Round 1
Sat. Mar 30, 2019
UFC Fight Night: Barboza vs. Gaethje


What Is Justin Gaethje's Record In MMA Fights?
Justin Gaethje's record in MMA fights is 25 wins and 4 losses.

Who Is Justin Gaethje's Next Opponent In His Upcoming Fight?
Justin Gaethje's next opponent in his upcoming fight is Islam Makhachev.

Who Won The Fight Between Justin Gaethje And Dustin Poirier?
Justin Gaethje won the fight against Dustin Poirier.

What Is Justin Gaethje's Net Worth?
As of 2023, Justin Gaethje's net worth is estimated to be around $2 million according to ClutchPoints.

What Is Justin Gaethje's Height?
Justin Gaethje stands at a height of 5′ 11″.

Who Will Win The Fight Between Justin Gaethje And Islam Makhachev?
As a journalist, it's inappropriate to predict the outcome of a fight, as it highly depends on variables unpredictable in nature such as the fighters' performance on the day of the fight.

Who Is Justin Gaethje's Wife?
As of my current knowledge, Justin Gaethje isn't reported to be married.

Will There Be A Rematch Between Justin Gaethje And Dustin Poirier?
Yes, there will be a rematch between Justin Gaethje and Dustin Poirier on Saturday, July 28, 2023.

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