Former WSOF lightweight champion Justin Gaethje returns to action in the headlining slot of Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 135 event. Before that clash, check out one of Gaethje’s all-time classics.
Gaethje made his UFC debut in July 2017, taking on fellow lightweight Michael Johnson in the main event of The Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale. He came to the octagon with a reputation for putting on exciting fights, even if the strategy did sometimes seem ill-advised. The question seemed to be whether he would handle himself the same in the UFC.
The answer was, “Absolutely.”
Gaethje and Johnson combined for one of the craziest fights you’ll ever see, a two-round clash that earned MMAjunkie’s “2017 Fight of the Year” honors.Now, thanks to the UFC, you can relive the madness.
Gaethje (18-2 MMA, 1-2 UFC) returns to the cage on Saturday to face James Vick (13-1 MMA, 9-1 UFC) in the main event of UFC Fight Night 135, which takes place at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Neb. The night’s main card airs on FS1 following prelims on FS2 and UFC Fight Pass.
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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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