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AJ Fletcher biography: 13 things about UFC fighter born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

full name: Ashton Joseph Fletcher
fight name: The Ghost
residence: Lafayette, Louisiana, United States
height: 5’10”
weight division: welterweight
current promotion: UFC
pro MMA record: 10-2


AJ Fletcher is a professional mixed martial artist currently signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship, which is based in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. His fight name is The Ghost.

Born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA to Paul Fletcher and Joel Meredith Fletcher, AJ attended St. Michael the Archangel High School in Baton Rouge and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in Lafayette, Louisiana. AJ is 5’10” tall and he competes in the welterweight division.

As an amateur MMA fighter, AJ defeated Nick Breaux, Jacob Small twice and Eric Duhon in 2017, Kevin Smith in 2018 and Jamal Peyton and Dennis Hughes in 2019. Also in 2018, AJ lost to Jesse Roberts and Jalen Hill in amateur MMA bouts.

AJ trains at Gladiators Academy in Lafayette. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. From 2011 to 2014, he was a member of St. Michael the Archangel High School’s boys varsity football team. He had 140 tackles as a sophomore and his 168 tackles as a junior set a school record. His father was the school’s soccer coach and assistant football coach.
  2. In 2015, he graduated from St. Michael the Archangel High School.
  3. On May 11, 2019, he made his professional MMA debut at “Friction Fighting Championship 4” in Monroe, Louisiana where he defeated Dan Street via technical knockout via punches.
  4. On August 3, 2019, he defeated David Armas via unanimous decision at “Fury Fighting Champion 34” in Lake Charles, Louisiana. On August 9, 2019, he graduated from the University of Louisiana. On August 24, 2019, he defeated Tyler Smith via technical knockout via punches at “Bayou Fighting Championship 40” in Saint Gabriel, Louisiana.
  5. On October 19, 2019, he defeated Dahlen Wilson via technical knockout via punches at “Atlas Fights 38” in Marksville, Louisiana.
  6. On August 22, 2020, he submitted Christopher Anthony at “Atlas Fights 55” in Biloxi, Mississippi, USA.
  7. On November 7, 2020, he submitted James Freeman via rear-naked choke at “Atlas Fights 57” in Biloxi.
  8. On March 5, 2021, he submitted Wesley Golden via arm-triangle choke at “iKon Fighting Federation 5” in Biloxi.
  9. On April 23, 2021, he submitted Ariel Juarez via rear-naked choke at the American Kombat Alliance event “Rite of Passage 14” in Bossier City, Louisiana.
  10. On August 31, 2021, he knocked out Leonardo Damiani via flying knee at “Dana White’s Contender Series 2021” Week 1 in Enterprise, Nevada.
  11. On March 12, 2022, he made his UFC debut at “UFC Fight Night 203” in Enterprise where he lost to Matthew Semelsberger via unanimous decision.
  12. On August 20, 2022, he lost to Ange Loosa via unanimous decision at “UFC 278” in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
  13. On February 18, 2023, he submitted Themba Gorimbo via guillotine choke at “UFC Vegas 69” in Enterprise, which improved his professional MMA record to 10 wins and 2 losses.

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