Justin Gaethje

Justin "The Highlight" Gaethje

First Name: Justin Last Name: Gaethje
Nickname: The Highlight
Date of Birth: Nov 14, 1988 Age: 35
Weight: 70.3 Height: 180.3
Reach: 179.0
Location: Greeley, Colorado United States
Hometown: Greeley, Colorado United States
Fighting Styles: Boxer, Brawler
Affiliations: Grudge Training Center
Fight Stats
Record 25 - 4 Last 5 Fights
Total Fights 36 fights Professional Fights 29 fights
Amateur Fights 7 fights Years Fighting 12 years
Days Last Fought 40 days Rounds Fought 64 rounds
Finish Wins 21 finishes Finish Losses 4 finish losses
Finish Win Percentage 84 % Finish Loss Percentage 100 %
Knockout Wins 6 KOs Knockout Losses 2 KO losses
TKO Wins 14 TKOs TKO Losses 1 TKO losses
KO/TKO Win Percentage 80 % KO/TKO Loss Percentage 75 %
Submission Wins 1 subs Submission Losses 1 sub losses
Submission Win Percentage 4 % Submission Loss Percentage 25 %
Decision Wins 4 decision wins Decision Losses 0 decision losses
Decision Win Percentage 16 % Decision Loss Percentage 0 %
Unanimous Decision Wins 2 UD wins Unanimous Decision Losses 0 UD losses
Split Decision Wins 1 SD wins Split Decision Losses 0 SD losses

Professional Fights

Justin Gaethje
Loss

Justin Gaethje

(25 - 3)

UFC 300

April 13, 2024 Saturday
6 PM ET / 3 PM PT

T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

KO (Punch) Round: 5 Time: 4:59

Max Holloway
Win

Max Holloway

(25 - 7)

UFC 291

July 29, 2023 Saturday
6 PM ET / 3 PM PT

Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

KO (Head Kick) Round: 2 Time: 1:00

Dustin Poirier
Loss

Dustin Poirier

(28 - 5, 1 NC)

UFC 286

March 18, 2023 Saturday
1 PM ET / 10 AM PT

O2 Arena, London, Greater London, England

Decision (Majority) Round: 3 Time: 5:00

Rafael Fiziev
Loss

Rafael Fiziev

(12 - 1)
Justin Gaethje
Loss

Justin Gaethje

(23 - 2)

UFC 274

May 07, 2022 Saturday
5:30 PM ET / 2:30 PM PT

Footprint Center, Phoenix, Arizona, United States

Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) Round: 1 Time: 3:22

Charles Oliveira
Win

Charles Oliveira

(32 - 8, 1 NC)
Justin Gaethje
Win

Justin Gaethje

(22 - 2)

UFC 268

November 06, 2021 Saturday
6 PM ET / 3 PM PT

Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, United States

Decision (Unanimous) Round: 3 Time: 5:00

Michael Chandler
Loss

Michael Chandler

(22 - 6)
Justin Gaethje
Win

Justin Gaethje

(21 - 2)

UFC 249

May 09, 2020 Saturday
6 PM ET / 3 PM PT

VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, Florida, United States

TKO (Punch) Round: 5 Time: 3:39

Tony Ferguson
Loss

Tony Ferguson

(25 - 3)
Justin Gaethje
Win

Justin Gaethje

(20 - 2)

UFC Fight Night 158

September 14, 2019 Saturday
5 PM ET / 2 PM PT

Rogers Arena, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

TKO (Punches) Round: 1 Time: 4:18

Donald Cerrone
Loss

Donald Cerrone

(35 - 12, 1 NC)
Justin Gaethje
Win

Justin Gaethje

(19 - 2)

UFC on ESPN 2

March 30, 2019 Saturday
7 PM ET / 4 PM PT

Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

KO (Punch) Round: 1 Time: 2:30

Edson Barboza
Loss

Edson Barboza

(20 - 6)

UFC Fight Night 135

August 25, 2018 Saturday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

Pinnacle Bank Arena, Lincoln, Nebraska, United States

KO (Punches) Round: 1 Time: 1:27

James Vick
Loss

James Vick

(14 - 2)
Justin Gaethje
Loss

Justin Gaethje

(18 - 1)

UFC on Fox 29

April 14, 2018 Saturday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

Gila River Arena, Glendale, Arizona, United States

TKO (Punches) Round: 4 Time: 0:33

Dustin Poirier
Win

Dustin Poirier

(21 - 4, 1 NC)
Justin Gaethje
Loss

Justin Gaethje

(18 - 0)

UFC 218

December 02, 2017 Saturday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, Michigan, United States

KO (Knee) Round: 3 Time: 3:59

Eddie Alvarez
Win

Eddie Alvarez

(27 - 4, 1 NC)

TUF 25 Finale

July 07, 2017 Friday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

TKO (Punches and Knees) Round: 2 Time: 4:48

Michael Johnson
Loss

Michael Johnson

(17 - 11)

WSOF 34

December 31, 2016 Saturday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

The Theater at Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, United States

TKO (Doctor Stoppage) Round: 3 Time: 5:00

Luiz Firmino
Loss

Luiz Firmino

(19 - 7)

WSOF 29

March 12, 2016 Saturday
9 PM ET / 6 PM PT

Bank of Colorado Arena, Greeley, Colorado, United States

TKO (Leg Kicks) Round: 1 Time: 1:43

Brian Foster
Loss

Brian Foster

(26 - 8)
Justin Gaethje
Win

Justin Gaethje

(14 - 0)

WSOF 23

September 18, 2015 Friday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

Comerica Theatre, Phoenix, Arizona, United States

TKO (Punches) Round: 2 Time: 4:30

Luis Palomino
Loss

Luis Palomino

(23 - 10)
Justin Gaethje
Win

Justin Gaethje

(13 - 0)

WSOF 19

March 28, 2015 Saturday
9 PM ET / 6 PM PT

Comerica Theatre, Phoenix, Arizona, United States

TKO (Leg Kicks and Punches) Round: 3 Time: 3:57

Luis Palomino
Loss

Luis Palomino

(23 - 9)

WSOF 15

November 15, 2014 Saturday
9 PM ET / 6 PM PT

USF Sun Dome, Tampa, Florida, United States

Decision (Split) Round: 3 Time: 5:00

Melvin Guillard
Loss

Melvin Guillard

(33 - 13 - 2, 2 NC)

WSOF 11

July 05, 2014 Saturday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

Ocean Center, Daytona Beach, Florida, United States

TKO (Punches) Round: 2 Time: 3:09

Nick Newell
Loss

Nick Newell

(11 - 0)
Justin Gaethje
Win

Justin Gaethje

(10 - 0)

WSOF 8

January 18, 2014 Saturday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood, Florida, United States

TKO (Punches and Elbows) Round: 1 Time: 1:09

WSOF 6

October 26, 2013 Saturday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

Bank United Center, Coral Gables, Florida, United States

KO (Punches) Round: 2 Time: 1:40

Dan Lauzon
Loss

Dan Lauzon

(17 - 4)

WSOF 3

June 14, 2013 Friday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

TKO (Leg Kicks) Round: 3 Time: 2:19

Brian Cobb
Loss

Brian Cobb

(20 - 7)

WSOF 2

March 23, 2013 Saturday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

Revel Resort & Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States

TKO (Doctor Stoppage) Round: 1 Time: 2:27

Gesias Cavalcante
Loss

Gesias Cavalcante

(21 - 6 - 1, 1 NC)

RITC - Rage in the Cage 164

November 16, 2012 Friday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

Wild Horse Pass Casino, Chandler, Arizona, United States

TKO (Punches) Round: 2 Time: 0:19

RITC - Rage in the Cage 163

October 20, 2012 Saturday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

Chandler, Arizona, United States

KO (Punch) Round: 1 Time: 0:12

Drew Fickett
Loss

Drew Fickett

(42 - 18)
Justin Gaethje
Win

Justin Gaethje

(4 - 0)

RITC - Rage in the Cage 162

September 29, 2012 Saturday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

Wild Horse Casino, Chandler, Arizona, United States

Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) Round: 2 Time: 1:58

Sam Young
Loss

Sam Young

(DEBUT)

ROF 43

June 02, 2012 Saturday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

1stBank Center, Broomfield, Colorado, United States

Decision (Unanimous) Round: 3 Time: 5:00

Marcus Edwards
Loss

Marcus Edwards

(10 - 0)

ROF 42

December 17, 2011 Saturday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

1stBank Center, Broomfield, Colorado, United States

TKO (Punches) Round: 2 Time: 2:57

Donnie Bell
Loss

Donnie Bell

(3 - 0)

BTT MMA 2

October 01, 2011 Saturday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

Massari Arena, Pueblo, Colorado, United States

TKO (Punches) Round: 1 Time: 4:32

Joe Kelso
Loss

Joe Kelso

(1 - 6)

ROF 41

August 20, 2011 Saturday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

1stBank Center, Broomfield, Colorado, United States

KO (Slam) Round: 1 Time: 1:01

Kevin Croom
Loss

Kevin Croom

(4 - 2)