Justin Gaethje, nicknamed “The Highlight”, is a professional mixed martial arts fighter from the United States of America. In May 2022, he was listed by the Ultimate Fighting Championship as their Number 3 lightweight fighter.

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Justin Ray Gaethje was born on November 14, 1988, in Safford, Arizona in the United States of America. He stands 180 cm tall and has a reach of 177 cm long. His weight was last listed at 70 kg, which allows him to fight in the lightweight division. He is currently fighting out of Arvada, Colorado in the United States.

Height / weight 1.8 m / 70 kg
Born 14 Nov 1988
Nationality United States United States
Style Wrestling
Nickname The Highlight

He fights in the style of Wrestling and is affiliated with Grudge Training Center, Genesis Training Center, and Elevation Fight Team.


Gaethje turned pro in August 2011. His very first professional fight was against Kevin Croom. When he joined the UFC in July 2017, he had a string of 17 wins and was undefeated. He added his win against Michael Johnson during his UFC debut to his streak.

His first professional loss came in December 2017 when he lost via Knockout to Eddie Alvarez. In April 2018, he lost to Dustin Poirier. Gaethje followed this with a string of four wins in 2019 and 2020. He beat James Vick, Edson Barboza, Donald Cerrone, and Tony Ferguson. He lost to Khabib Nurmagomedov in 2020 and in 2021, he won against Michael Chandler. In May 2022, he lost to Charles Oliveira.

Career Record

Total - 27

  • Wins - 23
  • By knockout - 19
  • By submission - 1
  • By decision - 3

  • Losses - 4
  • By knockout - 2
  • By submission - 2

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