There were absolutely no UFC jitters for Justin Gaethje in Las Vegas, as the former World Series of Fighting lightweight champion had one of the most memorable debuts in recent memory.
Facing off against Michael Johnson, Gaethje ate several big shots throughout the first and second round, before clipping Johnson and pouring on the pressure to get the win. Add in more pressure than most are able to give out, Gaethje wowed fans with a memorable, gritty victory.
✅ UFC debut
👏 Fight of the Year
💯 Steel chin
👌 Somehow gets the win
— #UFC213 (@btsportufc) July 8, 2017
“Who’s next? Who’s next?” Gaethje said, speaking in the cage post-fight. “Wheres my equal at? That’s who I want to meet, I want him right now.
“I love this. You cannot break me I promise you. Drop me all you want, you better put me to sleep or else I’m coming for your head, coming for your legs, coming for your body. Who is next?”