- Justin Gaethje is the former UFC Interim Lightweight Champion.
- Gaethje holds an MMA record of 25 wins and four losses.
- Gaethje is fresh off a knockout win over Dustin Poirier.
Justin Gaethje reminded the MMA world that he is the current “BMF” in the UFC after beating fellow top contender Dustin Poirier in the main event of UFC 291 via a head kick knockout in the second round. This spectacular performance earned “The Highlight” an additional bonus of $50,000.
— UFC (@ufc) July 30, 2023
This latest triumph cements Gaethje’s name as a favorite in BetMGM’s online sportsbook via the UFC odds because of his exciting fighting style, which lives up to his moniker. Additionally, he secured his place in front of the title picture. But is that enough to earn him another opportunity for another lightweight title shot?
When is Justin Gaethje’s Next Fight?
Justin Gaethje’s next bout could potentially be for another title shot against the winner of the upcoming title rematch of reigning champion Islam Makhachev and former title holder Charles Oliveira which goes down in October 2023 in Abu Dhabi. If that match comes to fruition, it will be Gaethje’s third crack at the title after coming up short in his first two attempts.
Justin Gaethje MMA Record and Statistics
- MMA record: 25-4
- Wins by TKO/KO: 20
- Wins by submission: 1
- Wins by decision: 4
- Striking accuracy: 60%
- Significant strikes landed per minute: 7.46
- Significant strikes absorbed: 7.85
- Takedown average per 15 minutes: 0
- Submission average per 15 minutes: 0
- Takedown accuracy: 0
- Significant strikes defense: 55%
- Takedown defense: 75%
- Knockdown average: 0.78
- Average fight time: 9:37
Justin Gaethje Notable Wins
Justin Gaethje’s UFC wins include big-time names such as Michael Johnson, James Vick, Edson Barboza, Donald Cerrone, Tony Ferguson, Michael Chandler, and Dustin Poirier.
Justin Gaethje UFC Earnings
Justin Gaethje’s estimated UFC career earnings have reached $6.06 million, including his base pay, pay-per-view points and performance bonuses. His biggest single-fight salary came in October 2020 when he fought Khabib Nurmagomedov and bagged $1.1 million. Gaethje’s latest payout against Poirier was estimated to be at $1,360,000.
Justin Gaethje Team and Corner
Justin Gaethje originally trained under Fight Elevation Team in Denver, Colorado, where Vinnie Lopez and Justin Houghton became his striking coach. But Gaethje decided to move under Trevor Wittman’s team, alongside Kamaru Usman and Rose Namajunas, to form ONX Sports.
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