ESPN Reports Justin Gaethje’s Next Fight is Official

ESPN’s Brett Okamoto is reporting that Safford native Justin Gaethje(18-2) will headline UFC Fight Night in Lincoln, Nebraska on August 25th. He is slated to take on Al Iaquinta(13-4-1) in the Main Event.

This will be the 4th straight Main Event for Justin Gaethje since he joined the UFC. Gaethje is 1-2 in his 3 UFC bouts, earning fight of the night in 2 of those and Fight of the Year in 2017.

Iaquinta lost his last bout for the Lightweight Title against Kabib Nurmagomedov via unanimous decision.

A UFC spokesman would not confirm the bout when asked.