Justin Gaethje is a wrestler, which is a style some are now calling “boring” as MMA evolves with more highlight real knockouts of new moves.
“I think one thing I have established is that I wouldn’t be that wrestler that just used wrestling to win fights,” said Gaethje to Chris Leslie from MMAFrenzy. “I have worked hard on my striking at Grudge Training Center and I feel really comfortable there. I have the wrestling but this isn’t a wrestling match and I am not just going to use that to win fights. No one will ever consider me a boring fighter.”
After spending a majority of his career fighting out west, which included time for Rage in the Cage, Gaethje joined the World Series of Fighting (WSOF) to start the year. He beat-up Gesias Cavalcante so bad the doctor had to call the fight in under three minutes. He returned at WSOF 3 and used leg kicks to cripple Brian Cobb for the win to go 9-0 as a pro.
Looking to stop Gaethje’s perfect record is Dan Lauzon. He’s won five in a row since the UFC axed him in 2010. In his only WSOF match, he earned a decision from John Gunderson.
The lightweights are set for the main card of WSOF 6 from the BankUnited Center in Coral Gables, FL. It’s this Saturday, October 26, with main card fights airing live on the NBC Sports Network.