Justin Gaethje Biography, Age, UFC, Highlights, Next Fights And Net Worth

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Justin Gaethje Biography

Justin Gaethje is an American professional mixed martial artist. He fights in the Lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Justin is best known for his aggressive fighting style and ability to take damage. He is ranked #7 in the official UFC lightweight rankings as of December 18, 2018.

He started  wrestling when he was 4 years old. At Safford High School he was a two-time Arizona state champion as a wrestler and a NCAA Division I All-American wrestler during his time at the University of Northern Colorado. Justin started his amateur MMA career while in college.  In 2011 he turned professional and joined the World Series of Fighting (WSOF) in 2013, where he became Lightweight Champion. Justin defended his WSOF belt five times before vacating it to join the UFC in 2017

Justin Gaethje Age

Justin was born on November 14, 1988 in Safford, Arizona. He is 30 years old as of 2018.

Justin Gaethje Family

Gaethje was born in Safford, Arizona. He is the son of Carolina (née Espinoza) who is of Mexican descent and  John Ray Gaethje who is of German descent.  Justin’s mother was a postmaster while his father was a copper miner, as were both of his grandfathers. Justin’s paternal grandfather boxed while in the Army. Justin has a twin brother known as Marcus John Gaethje, who has worked at the Morenci Mine since he was 18.  Outside of MMA, Justin once spent a summer working at the Morenci Mine, and holds a bachelor’s degree in Human Services.

Justin Gaethje Education

Justin went to University of Northern Colorado and holds a bachelor’s degree in Human Services. He has stated his intention to do social work with at-risk youth in the future.

Justin Gaethje Photos

Justin Gaethje Ufc

Justin announced on May 4, 2017 that he had vacated his WSOF title and signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship.  On May 12 2017 it was announced that he would make his debut against Michael Johnson on July 7, at The Ultimate Fighter: Redemption Finale. Justin won the back-and-forth fight via TKO in the second round through a combination of punches and knees.  This win earned him the Fight of the Night and Performance of the Night bonus awards.  This fight was named by Sherdog as the best fight of 2017, and round 2 of the fight as the best round of the year.

The UFC announced on July 13, 2017,that Justin would coach The Ultimate Fighter 26 along with Eddie Alvarez, with the two expected to face each other at the conclusion of the season. The bout with Alvarez took place at UFC 218 on December 2, 2017.  Justin  lost the fight by TKO in the third round, the first loss of his MMA career. This fight also earned him his second consecutive Fight of the Night bonus award.

On April 14, 2018 Justin lost via TKO to Dustin Poirier  at UFC on Fox 29. The fight earned Justin’s third consecutive Fight of the Night bonus award.

Justin on August 25, 2018 he was scheduled to fight Al Iaquinta at UFC Fight Night 135. However,  Iaquinta withdrew from the bout on June 28, 2018 and he was replaced by James Vick.  Justin won the fight by knockout in the first round.  He was also awarded a Performance of Night award, which was the fifth consecutive bonus award in his fourth fight in UFC.

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Justin is expected to face Edson Barboza on March 30, 2019 at UFC on ESPN 2.

Edson Barboza       Vs                 Justin Gaethje

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71 in Height 71 in
155 lbs Weight 155 lbs
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Justin Gaethje Net Worth

Justin’s total ufc earning is reportedly around $155,000 . His net worth is amassed from his off his successful matches at the MMA and UFC

Justin Gaethje Vs Brian Foster

Gaethje vs. Foster was a mixed martial arts event held on March 12, 2016 at the Bank of Colorado Arena in Greeley, Colorado.

Main Card (NBCSN)

Weight class






Justin Gaethje (c)


Brian Foster

TKO (leg kicks)





Josh Copeland


Mike Hayes

Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)




Louis Taylor


Cory Devela

Technical Submission (standing guillotine choke)




Kris Hocum


Josh Cavan

Decision (split) (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)



Preliminary Card (WSOF.com)


Ian Heinisch


Tyler Vogel

Decision (unanimous) (30-26, 30-26, 29-27)




Josh Huber


Clay Wimer

Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)




Brandon Royval


Danny Mainus

KO (knee)




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