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Justin Gaethje | Record, stats, height, weight ahead of UFC 254

Justin Gaethje challenges Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 254 this weekend live on BT Sport Box Office and ESPN+ and we bring you a full profile for the fighter.

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Published: Friday, 23rd October 2020 at 2:21 pm

Justin Gaethje is ready to step into the Octagon to challenge Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 254 this weekend.


The most high profile UFC bout of the year is almost upon us with fans across the globe set to tune in.

Gaethje is the underdog for the fight, but he will be more than ready to upset the odds. What do you need to know about the main man? brings you all the important info about Justin Gaethje ahead of UFC 254.

Who is Justin Gaethje?

Gaethje is an American-born professional MMA fighter signed to UFC.

He was born in Safford, Arizona and currently holds the interim Lightweight Championship belt.

Gaethje was called up at short notice to replace Khabib in a fight against Tony Ferguson. And he won.

The shock result has nudged Ferguson down the pecking order with Gaethje skipping to the front of the queue to face Khabib himself.

Justin Gaethje height and weight

Gaethje stands at 5ft 11in (180cm) and tends to weigh around 155lbs (70kg).

The weigh-in results confirmed he will go into the Khabib bout on the dot at 155lbs.

The 31-year-old fighter boasts a 70in (178cm) reach and fights with an orthodox stance, equal to that of Khabib.

Justin Gaethje record

Gaethje boasts a strong record of 22 wins, two defeats since his first professional fight in 2011.

Last five fights:

W – Tony Ferguson (UFC 249) – May 2020

W – Donald Cerrone (UFC Fight Night) – September 2019

W – Edson Barbosa (UFC on ESPN) – March 2019

W – James Vick (UFC Fight Night) – August 2018

W – Dustin Poirer (UFC on Fox) – April 2018

Justin Gaethje's next fight

You can watch Justin Gaethje take on Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 254 exclusively live on BT Sport Box Office in the UK.

The event will cost a one-off fee of £19.95 and the platform is usually reserved for the biggest global events.

Check out how to watch BT Sport Box Office here.

If you purchase an event via Box Office, you can choose to enjoy it via TV or online through a live stream service.

BT Sport Box Office can be streamed through a computer or a mobile device such as a phone or tablet giving you full flexibility to enjoy how you wish.

US fans can watch the event live in the US via ESPN+.

On its own, EPSN+ costs $4.99 per month or $49.99 per year. You can purchase UFC 254 only for $64.99 or combine it with a ESPN+ annual subscription for $84.99, an over 25% saving.

Enjoy the whole event with our how to watch UFC 254 guide.

Check out the full UFC schedule 2020 for upcoming fights, dates, cards and previews.


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