Justin Gaethje Responds to UFC Misspelling Name in Advertisement

Justin Gaethje

Getty Justin Gaethje celebrates after defeating Tony Ferguson in their interim lightweight title fight during UFC 249 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on May 09, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida.

The UFC is currently advertising the next pay-per-view event, UFC 254, that is headlined by lightweight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov and interim champ Justin Gaethje, however the promotion misspelled “The Highlight’s” last name.

On Saturday night, the promotion broadcasted UFC Fight Night: Moraes vs. Sandhagen and the Octagon had advertisements for Khabib vs. Gaethje on parts of the cage. The spelling for Gaethje’s last name was “Gaejthe” and the interim champion took notice.

Justin Gaethje

TwitterJustin Gaethje’s last name spelled as “Gaejthe”.

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The Highlight shared a screenshot of the botched advertisement and wrote, “maybe they should just go with Khabib vs Justin.” See below:

Gaethje earned the UFC interim lightweight championship in May when he toppled Tony Ferguson by fifth-round TKO in the main event of UFC 249. Earning the title granted him a guaranteed shot at “The Eagle.”

His bout with The Highlight will be Khabib’s third title defense and the second fight in a row where he takes on an interim champion.

After winning the belt by defeating Al Iaquinta at UFC 223 in April 2018, Khabib went on to defend it against Conor McGregor at UFC 229 in October 2018 and then-interim champ Dustin Poirier at UFC 242 in September 2019.

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UFC Fight Night: Moraes vs. Sandhagen Results

Main Card

Bantamweight Bout: Cory Sandhagen def. Marlon Moraes via Second-Round TKO
Featherweight Bout: Edson Barboza def. Makwan Amirkhani via Unanimous Decision (30–26, 30–27, 29–28)
Heavyweight Bout: Marcin Tybura def. Ben Rothwell via Unanimous Decision (29–27, 29–27, 29–27)
Middleweight Bout: Dricus du Plessis def. Markus Perez via First-Round KO
Heavyweight Bout: Tom Aspinall def. Alan Baudot via First-Round TKO
Featherweight Bout: llia Topuria def. Youssef Zalal via Unanimous Decision (29–28, 29–28, 29–28)

Preliminary Card

Middleweight Bout: Tom Breese def. KB Bhullar via First-Round TKO
Heavyweight Bout: Chris Daukaus def. Rodrigo Nascimento via First-Round KO
Middleweight Bout: Joaquin Buckley def. Impa Kasanganay via Second-Round KO
Bantamweight Bout: Tony Kelley def. Ali AlQaisi via Unanimous Decision (30–27, 29–28, 29–28)
Featherweight Bout: Giga Chikadze def. Omar Morales via Unanimous Decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–27)
Women’s Bantamweight Bout: Tracy Cortez def. Stephanie Egger via Unanimous Decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–27)
Flyweight Bout: Tagir Ulanbekov def. Bruno Gustavo da Silva via Unanimous Decision (30–27, 29–28, 29–28)

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