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Watch: Relive Justin Gaethje’s Legendary UFC Debut In Full

Relive the moment that most of the world first understood exactly who Justin Gaethje was ahead of his return to the octagon at UFC Lincoln this weekend.

Tuck the chin, stick up the hands, chop the leg, swing for the fences.

The formula that saw Justin enter the UFC undefeated wasn’t exactly a well-guarded secret. As the former WSOF lightweight champion, he had garnered a reputation befitting of his nickname, ‘The Highlight’ and by the time Dana and co. finally made the signing, it really was the perfect piece of business.

Justin was, and still is, unmissable TV.

So with him set to attempt to overturn a two-fight losing stream against streaking 155lb-r James Vick, rewatch his promotional debut against Michael Johnson – a Fight of the Year-winning effort that instantly made it clear to the world that there was a new fan-favourite in town.

https://youtu.be/9B6L-Y_Ib_E

His ability to recover and swing the momentum back in his favour is simply astounding, and even when it looked like Johnson had him, he was able to weather the storm of overcome the odds.

Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena

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Author: Cillian Cunningham

Lead mixed martial arts writer who can be contacted at cillian@punditarena.com.