Justin Gaethje- Profile
Justin Gaethje is a professional Mixed Martial Artist (MMA) who currently competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). The former interim lightweight champion was born in Arizona in the United States.
It looked like it was always in his DNA to get into the world of fighting as he started wrestling from the young age of four. During his youth, he was a four-time finalist and two-time state Arizona state champion.
Many UFC fans tuned in for his big fight back in May 2020 when he was in the ring against Tony Ferguson and Gairthje did not fail to entertain as he came out on top.
He has been given the nicknamed ‘the Highlight’. It took the American a while to make a name for himself following various fights to try and get him to the top, Gathje’s career started to materialise when he made his UFC debut in 2017 in a winning effort against Michael Johnson.
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Justin Gaethje vs Eddie Alvarez- Loss by knockout, Detroit, Michigan, United States of America, 2nd December 2017
Justin Gaethje vs Dustin Poirier- Loss by knockout, Arizona, United States of America, 15th April 2018
Justin Gaethje vs James Vick- Win by knockout, Lincoln, United States of America 25th August 2018
Justin Gaethje vs Edson Barboza- Won by knockout, Philadelphia, United States of America, 30th March 2019
Justin Gaethje vs Donald Cerrone- Won by knockout, Vancouver, Canada, 14th September 2019
Justin Gaethje vs Tony Ferguson- Won by knockout, Florida, United States of America, 9th May 2020
Justin Gaethje vs Khabib Nurmagomedov- Loss by submission, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 24th October 2020
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