Justin Gaethje

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Justin Gaethje

Justin Gaethje

Justin Gaethje- Biography

Justin Gaethje is an American professional MMA fighter. He now competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s Lightweight division (UFC). He was once an Interim UFC Lightweight Champion and is set to face Charles Oliveira at UFC 274.

What is the Net Worth of Justin Gaethje? Salary, Earnings

Justin Gaehtje is worth a total of 4 million dollars. He gets this sum solely through his dedication, talent, and hard work. He spends his time learning new talents and perfecting old ones to be unbeatable in the ring.

Justin Gaethje- Birth, Age, Ethnicity, Siblings, Education

On November 14, 1988, Justin Gaethje was born. Safford, Arizona is where he was born. Carolina, his mother, is of Mexican heritage from Sonora, Mexico, and John Ray Gaethje, his father, is German. His grandfathers were both copper miners, and his mother was a postmistress. Justin graduated from Safford High School and afterward attended the University of Northern Colorado to pursue his studies. During his high school years, he was a wrestler who competed in several events.

Justin Gaethje- Relationship

Justin Gaethje has kept his personal life under wraps. He prefers to be alone, and he does not want any obstacles in his path to success. He is entirely focused on his next fights and has recently increased his practice time to provide his best performance in the ring.

Justin Gaethje- Professional Career

Justin began wrestling at the age of four. After finishing the season with a 14–4 record, he was named to the Western Wrestling All-Conference First Team. Gaethje signed with the World Series of Fighting on December 2, 2012, and made his debut at WSOF 2 on March 23, 2013, defeating Gesias Cavalcante by TKO in the first round via a gash above Cavalcante’s left eye immediately after the opening. On May 4, 2017, he announced that he has vacated his WSOF championship and signed a contract with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Gaethje won the back-and-forth fight via TKO in the second round, using a combination of punches and knees. On April 6, it was announced that Gaethje would stand-in for Tony Ferguson for the interim UFC Lightweight Championship at UFC 249 on April 18.

Rise to Fame

However, on April 9, UFC president Dana White revealed that the event had been rescheduled and that the bout would now take place on May 9, 2020. Gaethje dominated the fight, ending Ferguson’s 12-fight winning run in the fifth round via TKO. He also continued his bonus award-winning record, taking home Fight of the Night and Performance of the Night.

When questioned why he didn’t use his wrestling in his 2018 loss to Poirier, Gaethje answered, “I’ve been wrestling my whole life.” I feel I oversold the idea that this wasn’t wrestling. If I’m going to get tired, I’d rather be exhausted from fighting than wrestling. That’s why I’ve always shied away from wrestling. But I did so much cardio this camp that changing it into a wrestling match would not have been an issue for me, but I just can’t do it; On May 7, 2022, he will compete against Charles to defend his second title in the main event of UFC 274.

Social Media Details

Justin is now on Instagram, where he has 1.7 million followers and 1,444 followers, as well as 679 posts under the handle @justin gaethje. He has been active on Twitter since March 2011 under the handle @Justin Gaethje, where he has 549.8k followers and 866 followers.

Trivia

  • As of December 13, 2021, Justin Gethje is the current UFC lightweight champion.
  • On June 14, 2013, Justin Gaethje defeated Brian Cobb via TKO in the third round of WSOF 3.

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