The American fighter from UFC, Justin gaethjeHe will have his great fight against Khabib Nurmagomédov, but there are things you do not know about him. A few days ago he promised to create a “death zone” for the Russian in the fight and stated that the rival’s greatest weakness is that he believes himself “infallible.” The interim lightweight champion and undefeated defending titleholder will clash for the belt at UFC 254 on October 24, at an as-yet-unconfirmed venue, which is likely to be Fight Island in Abu Dhabi.
Has dual ancestry
Her mother was an administrator in a post office and is the daughter of Mexicans, while her father was a miner son of Germans. Therefore, it comes from families in Mexico and Germany. While he does not have features that show much of both sides, his style inside the cage and the movements they have make him a huge fighter.
Justin gaethje He was born on November 14, 1988 in the city of Safford, Arizona, United States. He is currently ranked as one of the best in the history of the lightweight division of UFC and he will have the opportunity to fight to take the title from the Russian legend: Khabib Nurmagomedov.
This started in the world of martial arts with fighting at the age of 4. He became a two-time Arizona State Champion from Safford High School and was a Division I All-American of the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) when he was at the University of Northern Colorado.
Professionalism in MMA
After accumulating a 7-0 record as an amateur, he made his debut as a professional MMA fighter in 2011. In 2013, he signed for the World Series of Fighting (WSOF), where he managed to become a lightweight champion and successfully defend that belt. five times and then go to UFC.
Beginnings in UFC
‘The Highlight’ came to MMA’s top company undefeated with a 17-0 record and in his debut on July 7, 2017, he knocked out the experienced Michael Johnson with a spectacular knee. In December, Eddie Alvarez would keep Gaethje’s undefeated by beating him by knockout. These two bouts of Justin are considered among the best 10 of 2017 of UFC. His return to the Octagon was in April 2018 where he lost to Dustin Poirier by knockout in the fourth round. Gaethje he wanted to turn the page quickly and he did it in August when he knocked out James Vick, he was going to face Al Iaquinta, in the first round. Later, he destroyed Tony Ferguson.
In his career in UFC, Justin he averages 8.57 significant hits per minute, receives an average of 10.23 hits per minute and also has a scoring effectiveness of 55%. Remember that Gaethje He has a fighting history that he has not yet used offensively in the highest Mixed Martial Arts company, but that serves him to have one of the best defensive percentages against the highest takedown in the company, 80%.