What Is Justin Gaethje Religion? UFC Fighter Family Ethnicity And Origin

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UFC fans are interested in knowing what religion Justin Gaethje follows. They are curious whether the fighter is following a spiritual path.

Justin Ray Gaethje, “The Highlight,” is a skilled mixed martial artist from the United States. He was born on November 14, 1988, in Safford, Arizona.

Gaethje competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Lightweight division and is the UFC’s former Interim Lightweight Champion.

Justin Gaethje, A Professional UFC Fighter
Justin Gaethje, A Professional UFC Fighter (Source: Instagram)

Similarly, Justin is currently third in the UFC lightweight standings as of May 18, 2022. He has a professional record of 23 wins and 4 losses. 

Gaethje started wrestling when he was four years old. As a wrestler at Safford High School, he won two Arizona state championships.

During his college days, he started his amateur MMA career and became a professional in 2011.

In 2013, he joined the World Series of Fighting (WSOF), where he won the Lightweight Championship and defended the title five times.

On March 18, 2023, Justin Gaethje defeated Rafael Fiziev in an explosive fight via unanimous decision at UFC 286.

Justin Gaethje: Ethnicity, Religion & Family

Justin Gathje was born into a family of mixed ethnicities. His father, John Ray Gaethje, is of German ancestry, while his mother, Carolina, is of Mexican lineage from Sonora, Mexico.

His father, like both of his grandfathers, was a copper miner, while his mother worked as a postmaster.

Justin Gaethje During UFC Press Conference
Justin Gaethje During UFC Press Conference (Source: UFC.com)

After 36 years of service in the Morenci mine, Gaethje’s father, Ray, retired from copper mining in September 2019.

Justin claims that his grandfather inspired him, thriving him to become a renowned fighter.

Since his early childhood, he has been following the path of Christianity. Moreover, sources also claim that the UFC fighter is a Christian.

Justin Gaethje grew up along with his twin brother and two sisters. Marcus John Gaethje, his identical brother, worked for over ten years in the Morenci mine.

However, not much information is available about the sisters of the fighter. All the family members are supportive of the achievement Justin has received so far.

Wife And Children

Justin Gaethje is not married yet. Additionally, the UFC Lightweight fighter is not known to have fathered any kids.

But, Gaethje is currently in a romantic relationship with a model and content creator, Sophia Romano.

Justin With His Girlfriend Sophia Romano
Justin With His Girlfriend Sophia Romano (Source: Instagram)

The boxer is quite good at keeping his personal life out of the media spotlight. Gaethje is focused on winning the championship and avoids unnecessary distractions.

When not practicing, Gaethje primarily likes to have time to relax with his family and play golf.

There are also rumors of the UFC fighter wanting to stay unmarried till his active professional career.

Sophia Romano Message To Her Love Before The UFC 286

Before the UFC lightweight Justin Gaethje was scheduled to face Rafael Fiziev at UFC 286, Romano showed support for her beau via Instagram.

Sophia, on her Instagram post, wished her boyfriend the best of luck and appreciated the UFC fighter for his dedication and hard work. She also mentioned her enthusiasm to cheer for Gaethje.

The fight between Justin and Fiziev, known for his clinical striking and high-level Muay Thai skills, was anticipated to be one of the toughest fights of Gaethje’s career.

The result of UFC 286 went in Gaethje’s favor, as he won the fight via majority decision, earning the Fight of the Night bonus award.

Justin is scheduled to face Dustin Poirier in a rematch of their 2018 bout at UFC 291 on July 29, 2023. And undoubtedly, Sophia will be there to cheer for her boyfriend.

Ashish Lama
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