Justin Gaethje is a professional mixed martial artist from the United States. He was born on November 14, 1988, in Safford, Arizona.
Gaethje is known for his aggressive fighting style and his ability to knock out his opponents.
Justin Gaethje Career
Gaethje started his MMA career in the World Series of Fighting, where he won the lightweight championship. He then signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) in 2017 and quickly became a fan favorite.
He has since fought some of the top fighters in the UFC’s lightweight division, including Eddie Alvarez, Dustin Poirier, and Tony Ferguson.
One of Gaethje’s most notable fights was against Tony Ferguson at UFC 249 in May 2020. Gaethje won the fight by TKO in the fifth round and earned the interim UFC lightweight championship.
He went on to fight Khabib Nurmagomedov in October 2020, but lost the fight by submission in the second round.
Gaethje is known for his powerful striking ability and his wrestling background, which makes him a well-rounded fighter.
He has a professional record of 22 wins and 4 losses, with 19 of his wins coming by way of knockout or technical knockout.
Justin Gaethje Parents: Meet Carolina Gaethje, John Ray Gaethje
Justin Gaethje’s parents are John Gaethje and Carolina Gaethje. John is a copper miner and Carolina is a postmaster.
They raised Justin in Safford, Arizona, where he grew up with his two siblings.
Justin has credited his parents with instilling in him a strong work ethic and discipline, which he has applied to his MMA career.