Justin Gaethje is the current UFC BMF Champion and the former UFC Interim Lightweight Champion. At UFC 291, the American put on a spectacular performance and knocked out Dustin Poirier with a vicious head kick, securing the BMF title.
The triumph not only made up for Gaethje’s loss in 2018, but it also marked a pivotal point in his career. Following his spectacular victory, he stated his desire to compete for the coveted UFC title against the winner of the Islam Makhachev vs. Charles Oliveira fight. The vicious head kick cemented Gaethje’s reputation as an aggressive fighter and propelled him to the top of the lightweight category. It has since become an iconic moment, and fight fans are anxiously anticipating his upcoming contests and his quest for championship success.
Justin Gaethje’s stone-cold finish on Dustin Poirier
At UFC 291, Justin Gaethje executed a stone-cold finish that left an everlasting impression on his rematch with “The Diamond”. The former interim lightweight champion displayed his improved striking abilities by concentrating on strong outside leg kicks and maintaining composure and poise throughout the contest.
The head kick by #JustinGaethje was clinical, watch how he fakes the overhand right to make Dustin evade to the left, setting up a right kick to the head.
— Charles Thorp ⚔️🦾⚔️ (@charlesthorp) July 30, 2023
“The Highlight” secured a spectacular victory by head kick knockout in the second round by timing a high kick to put Poirier out instantly. With this victory, he not only atoned for his earlier loss to Poirier but also received the official BMF title.
Former UFC Interim Lightweight Champion is now a serious contender for the lightweight title thanks to his great performance. His redemption in the rematch demonstrated his growth as a fighter, and he expressed gratitude for the lessons learned from their earlier confrontation.
Justin Gaethje seeks title bout next
Justin Gaethje’s stunning victory against Dustin Poirier has moved him one step closer to a lightweight title fight. He defeated “The Diamond” in a rematch with a shocking knockout in the second round to exact revenge for his loss from the previous year and win the symbolic BMF title. This victory is a turning point in the Highlight’s career and has put him on the path to achieving his ultimate objective of challenging for the UFC lightweight title.
— UFC (@ufc) July 30, 2023
The triumph demonstrated Gaethje’s unwavering attitude and enhanced skill set, pleasing both fans and experts. His hunger for a title chance is evident, as he expresses his desire to fight the winner of Islam Makhachev vs Charles Oliveira for UFC gold.
“The Highlight” has established himself as a serious force in the lightweight division with a record of 25-4. While he has encountered failures in the past, including a submission loss to Charles Oliveira, he remains resilient and driven to fulfill his goal of becoming a UFC champion.
The prospective clash between Gaethje and the victor of the Makhachev vs. Oliveira rematch is eagerly awaited, and the MMA community is giddy with enthusiasm about the Highlight’s future opportunities.
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