Justin Gaethje (19-2 MMA) scored a sensational first-round knockout victory over James Vick in the headliner of tonight’s UFC event in Lincoln, Nebraska.
“The Highlight” was able to sleep “The Texecutioner” after catching him with a monster right hand against the cage.
Check out the nasty finish from Justin Gaethje below:
'The Highlight' is BACK! pic.twitter.com/ZwerZxfOHK
— FOX Sports: UFC (@UFCONFOX) August 26, 2018
Following his statement victory, Justin Gaethje proceeded to callout former UFC interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson in his post-fight interview.
“El Cucuy” is slated to face former 155-pound champion Anthony Pettis in the co-main event of UFC 229 in Las Vegas on October 6.
Check out how fellow fighters reacted to Justin Gaethje’s thrilling knockout of James Vick at UFC Lincoln:
— KAMARU USMAN (@USMAN84kg) August 26, 2018
Folded up like fresh laundry
— Luis Antonio Pena (@violentbobross) August 26, 2018
What. A. Finish!!! Vick is still out of it.
— Megan Anderson (@MeganA_mma) August 26, 2018
@Justin_Gaethje That’s what the fuck I’m talking about motha fuckah!!!! 🎯🤫
— David Branch (@DavidcBranchMMA) August 26, 2018
@Justin_Gaethje slept him. Dude is a gangster.
— Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) August 26, 2018
Humble pie 😳
— Cub Swanson (@CubSwanson) August 26, 2018
— mark richard hunt (@markhunt1974) August 26, 2018
Fucking merked! There’s levels to this shit @Justin_Gaethje
— Brandon Girtz (@brandongirtzmma) August 26, 2018
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