The Highlight: Justin Gaethje

There is no substitute for a fighter who lays it all on the line when the cage door closes, and World Series of Fighting (WSOF) lightweight champion Justin Gaethje is a remarkable example of that. While it is apparent that Gaethje is one of the most satisfying fighters to watch, he is also one of the top lightweight fighters in the world as he continues to dismantle his challengers in the WSOF rankings.

The highly valued lightweight currently holds an incredible 16-0 record as a professional Mixed Martial Arts competitor with 81 percent of those victories coming by way of knockout. The 27-year-old product of Grudge Training Center often puts himself in harm’s way with his aggressive style subjecting himself to more damage than he would otherwise have to take, but that’s exactly what makes Justin Gaethje “The Highlight” and don’t expect him to change his ways anytime soon.

It is undeniable that every Justin Gaethje fight is a must watch for Mixed Martial Arts fans and his next title defense will come October 7 at WSOF 33 in Kansas City, Kansas. Justin Gaethje will be defending his title against proven finisher Ozzy Dugulubgov who is currently on a three-fight win streak and holds an impressive 5-1 record in the WSOF. The fight with top contender Dugulubgov will be Gaethje’s fifth title defense since winning the lightweight championship at WSOF 8 with a first round technical knockout victory over Richard Patishnock.

If you’ve never seen the dynamic Justin Gaethje fight before I don’t only recommend you watch his title defense in October 7, 2016, but I also suggest you go back and watch his past fights as well, especially his Fight of The Year performance versus Luis Palomino in 2015. Never in a boring fight and always looking for the finish “The Highlight” is everything a fan of the sport hopes for in a competitor and with two fights left on his WSOF contract he might just be UFC bound.