Mixed martial artist Justin Gaethje has emerged victorious with a majority decision against Rafael Fiziev, leaving him with a bloodied face, know about his record, age, height and wife
In a thrilling showdown between Justin Gaethje and Rafael Fiziev, Gaethje emerged victorious with a majority decision win. Not only this, but he also left Fiziev with a bloodied face.
The two lightweight fighters clashed in the co-main event at UFC 286, held at The O2 in London. Gaethje, with a record of 24-4 in MMA and 7-4 in the UFC, put an end to Fiziev’s six-fight winning streak with his impressive performance.
Justin Gaethje age, height, wife, UFC record, MMA stats and nickname
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Despite a valiant effort from Fiziev, who boasts a record of 12-2 MMA and 6-2 UFC, Gaethje was awarded Rounds 2 and 3 by one judge and Rounds 1 and 3 by another judge. Since then, Justin Gaethje has become the talk of the town, with many people trying to find out more about him. So, here’s what we know about him:
Who is Justin Gaethje?
Justin Gaethje is a well-known American mixed martial artist. He has been in the news because he emerged victorious in a majority decision against Rafael Fiziev.
His full name is Justin Ray Gaethje. He was born on November 14, 1988, in Safford, Arizona, U.S. His mother’s name is Carolina Espinoza, who is of Mexican descent, and his father’s name is John Ray Gaethje, who is of German descent. His mother was a postmaster, while his father was a copper miner. Additionally, he has two sisters and a twin brother named Marcus John Gaethje.
Justin Gaethje did his schooling at Safford High School. Later, he enrolled in the University of Northern Colorado, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Human Services.
His height is 5 feet 11 inches or 1.80 meters, and his weight is 155 lbs or 70 kg. He is currently 34 years old.
Justin Gaethje is not married but his girlfriend is Sophia Romano. The 34-year-old has earned his nickname The Highlight since joining MMA’s premier promotion in July 2017.
Justin Gaethje Record: 24-4-0. The Highlight. Height: 5′ 11″; Weight: 155 lbs. Reach: 70″; STANCE: Orthodox; DOB: Nov 14, 1988. Career statistics:
TD Avg: 0.13
TD Def: 75%
TD Acc: 25%
Justin Gaethje began wrestling at the age of 4, and when in high school, he won the Arizona state championship twice. At the University of Northern Colorado, where he resumed his wrestling career, he was named an NCAA Division I All-American.
He started his amateur MMA career while a college student and went pro in 2011. He joined the World Series of Fighting (WSOF) in 2013 and quickly rose to the position of a lightweight champion. He successfully defended the title five times before giving it up in 2017 to join the UFC. He was ranked third in the UFC lightweight standings as of May 9, 2022.
On the endorsement front, Justin Gaethje has been associated with several brands in the past, including Bulge Clothing, Saratoga Casinos, Gladiators Unleashed, and Gains in Bulk. He has been a strong supporter of ONX Sports, which was founded by his coach. Additionally, he has launched his own brand called Violent 1.