Justin Gaethje, 29, is nicknamed “The highlight” for a reason. The Arizona based wrestler is one of the most interesting fighters to watch in the UFC, a reputation which he solidified in his UFC debut against Michael Johnson. However, Gaethje is coming off back to back losses against Eddie Alvarez and Dustin Porier, the loss against Elvarez being first of his professional career. He still, however, seems to be in high spirits for his next visit to the Octagon against Al Iaquinta.
Gaethje’s love for action and his willingness to put on a show every time he fights has earned him mixed reactions from the MMA world. While fans wait for his show, fellow MMA fighters feel that his style would not allow longevity to his fighting career.
— Justin Gaethje 🇺🇸 (@Justin_Gaethje) June 12, 2018
Al Iaquinta, on the other hand, was mauled by an unexpected opponent in Khabib Nurmagomedov in a fight where only his opponent could have won the belt, owing to him missing weight by two tenths of a pound over the championship limit of 155 pounds.