Justin “The Highlight” Gaethje Full MMA Record and Fighting Statistics
Justin “The Highlight” Gaethje Full MMA Record and Fighting Statistics

Justin “The Highlight” Gaethje

MMA Record: 23-3-0

WINS
23
18
2
3
KO/TKO
SUBMISSIONS
DECISIONS
LOSSES
3
2
1
0
KO/TKO
SUBMISSIONS
DECISIONS

FINISH RATE
87%
Age
33
Reach
70'
(177.8 cm)
Height
71.3'
(181 cm)
Country
USA

Justin “The Highlight” Gaethje is a 33 year old Male fighter from United States with a 23-3-0 pro MMA record. Gaethje most recently fought Michael Chandler at UFC 268 on Saturday November 6, 2021. Justin Gaethje beat Michael Chandler by Decision at 5:00 of Round 3. Both fighters earned a post-fight bonus, after the bout was awarded Fight of the Night in the Lightweight division.

Justin Gaethje has 23 wins with a 87% finish rate, including 18 by knockout, 2 by submission, 3 by decision.


Justin Gaethje's Last Fight

Win • Justin Gaethje DEF Michael Chandler by Decision R3 5:00

Justin “The Highlight” Gaethje full mixed martial arts record

Result Record Opponent Method Event Date Weight class Org
Win
22-3-0 Michael Chandler
DEC
R3 5:00
UFC 268 2021-11-06 Lightweight UFC
Loss
22-2-0 Khabib Nurmagomedov
SUB
R2 1:34
UFC 254 2020-10-24 Lightweight UFC
Win
21-2-0 Tony Ferguson
KO/TKO
R5 3:39
UFC 249 2020-05-09 Lightweight UFC
Win
20-2-0 Donald Cerrone
KO/TKO
R1 4:18
UFC on ESPN+ 16 2019-09-14 Lightweight UFC
Win
19-2-0 Edson Barboza
KO/TKO
R1 2:30
UFC on ESPN 2 2019-03-30 Lightweight UFC
Win
18-2-0 James Vick
KO/TKO
R1 1:27
UFC Fight Night 135 2018-08-25 Lightweight UFC
Loss
18-1-0 Dustin Poirier
KO/TKO
R4 0:33
UFC on FOX 29 2018-04-14 Lightweight UFC
Loss
18-0-0 Eddie Alvarez
KO/TKO
R3 3:59
UFC 218 2017-12-02 Lightweight UFC
Win
17-0-0 Michael Johnson
KO/TKO
R2 4:48
The Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale 2017-07-07 Lightweight UFC
Win
16-0-0 Luiz Firmino
KO/TKO
R3 5:00
WSOF 34 2016-12-31 Lightweight WSOF
Win
15-0-0 Brian Foster
KO/TKO
R1 1:43
WSOF 29 2016-03-12 Lightweight WSOF
Win
14-0-0 Luis Palomino
KO/TKO
R2 4:40
WSOF 23 2015-09-18 Lightweight WSOF
Win
13-0-0 Luis Palomino
KO/TKO
R3 3:57
WSOF 19 2015-03-28 Lightweight WSOF
Win
12-0-0 Melvin Guillard
DEC
R3 5:00
WSOF 15 2014-11-15 Catchweight WSOF
Win
11-0-0 Nick Newell
KO/TKO
R2 3:09
WSOF 11 2014-07-05 Lightweight WSOF
Win
10-0-0 Richard Patishnock
KO/TKO
R1 1:09
WSOF 8 2014-01-18 Lightweight WSOF
Win
9-0-0 Dan Lauzon
KO/TKO
R2 1:40
WSOF 6 2013-10-26 Lightweight WSOF
Win
8-0-0 Brian Cobb
SUB
R3 2:19
WSOF 3 2013-06-14 Lightweight WSOF
Win
7-0-0 Gesias Cavalcante
KO/TKO
R1 2:27
WSOF 2 2013-03-23 Lightweight WSOF
Win
6-0-0 Adrian Valdez
KO/TKO
R2 0:19
Regional circuit 2012-11-16 RITC
Win
5-0-0 Drew Fickett
KO/TKO
R1 0:12
Regional circuit 2012-10-20 Catchweight RITC
Win
4-0-0 Sam Young
SUB
R2 1:58
Regional circuit 2012-09-29 RITC
Win
3-0-0 Marcus Edwards
DEC
R3 5:00
ROF 43 2012-06-02 Lightweight ROF
Win
2-0-0 Donnie Bell
KO/TKO
R2 2:57
ROF 42 2011-12-17 Lightweight ROF
Win
1-0-0 Joe Kelso
KO/TKO
R1 4:32
Regional circuit 2011-10-01
Win
0-0-0 Kevin Croom
KO/TKO
R1 1:01
ROF 41 2011-08-20 Catchweight ROF
Justin “The Highlight” Gaethje MMA Record: 23-3-0

Justin “The Highlight” Gaethje's last five professional MMA fights

Recent form for Justin Gaethje

Justin “The Highlight” Gaethje's MMA career highlights

Justin “The Highlight” Gaethje's Professional MMA debut

Gaethje made his professional debut against Kevin Croom on August 20, 2011, fighting on the main card of ROF 41: Bragging Rights!.

He made a winning start to his career, defeating Kevin Croom who carried a 4-2-0 professional MMA record into the fight.

Justin Gaethje beat Kevin Croom by KO/TKO at 1:01 of Round 1.

Justin “The Highlight” Gaethje's Ultimate Fighting Championship Career

Gaethje made his debut in the UFC against Michael Johnson on July 7, 2017, fighting on the main event of The Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale having compiled a 17-0-0 professional MMA record.

Justin Gaethje beat Michael Johnson by KO/TKO at 4:48 of Round 2. Justin Gaethje took home an extra bonus after being awarded with Performance of the Night as well as Fight of the Night.

Since his debut, Gaethje has gone on to fight a total of 9 more times in the UFC. His UFC record stands at 6-3-0.

Winning the belt: UFC Interim Lightweight Championship against Tony Ferguson

Gaethje won the UFC Interim Lightweight Championship defeating Tony Ferguson on May 9, 2020 at UFC 249: Ferguson vs. Gaethje.

This was Gaethje's 1st UFC championship fight.

Justin Gaethje beat Tony Ferguson by KO/TKO at 3:39 of Round 5. Justin Gaethje took home an extra bonus after being awarded with Performance of the Night as well as Fight of the Night.

Failed UFC title challenge: UFC Lightweight Championship loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov

Gaethje lost his 1st lightweight title challenge, losing to Khabib Nurmagomedov on October 24, 2020 at UFC 254: Khabib vs. Gaethje.

Justin Gaethje lost to Khabib Nurmagomedov by Submission at 1:34 of Round 2.

When was Justin Gaethje's last win?

Gaethje's last win came against Michael Chandler at UFC 268 on Saturday November 6, 2021. Justin Gaethje beat Michael Chandler by Decision at 5:00 of Round 3. Both fighters earned a post-fight bonus, after the bout was awarded Fight of the Night.

Who is Justin Gaethje's next opponent?

Gaethje is not currently booked for any fights.

When was Justin Gaethje's last loss?

Gaethje's last loss came against Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 254 on Saturday October 24, 2020. Justin Gaethje lost to Khabib Nurmagomedov by Submission at 1:34 of Round 2.

How many UFC fights has Justin Gaethje had?

Gaethje has fought 9 times in the UFC. His UFC record stands at 6-3-0.

How many pro MMA knockouts does Justin Gaethje have?

Gaethje has knocked out 18 opponents.

How many pro MMA submissions does Justin Gaethje have?

Gaethje has submitted 2 opponents.

How many times has Justin Gaethje been knocked out?

Gaethje has been knocked out 2 times.

How many times has Justin Gaethje been submitted?

Gaethje has been submitted 1 times.