Review by AllTheBestFights.com: 2023-03-18, nice and tough mma bout: Justin Gaethje vs Rafael Fiziev gets three stars (UFC Fight of the Night).
Fiziev vs Gaethje is scheduled to take place Saturday, March 18th, at the The O2 Arena in London (England, UK), in a 3-round lightweight (155 lbs, 70 kg) bout; it is on the undercard of Leon Edwards vs Kamaru Usman 3 – UFC 286. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Justin Gaethje record
The former Wsof Lw and former interim Ufc Lw champ Justin Gaethje entered this fight with a pro mma record of 23-4-0 (87% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.4 lightweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Islam Makhachev).
He lost two out of the last three bouts, against Khabib Nurmagomedov in 2020 (Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Justin Gaethje) and against Charles Oliveira (4-stars match, Charles Oliveira vs Justin Gaethje); between these two fights he beat Michael Chandler (mma Fight of the Year 2021, Justin Gaethje vs Michael Chandler).
Among the best fights of Gaethje we suggest these, all ranked in the top 10 Users’ mma Fights of the Year in 2015 and 2017:
- Justin Gaethje vs Luis Palomino, 5-stars match of 2015
- Michael Johnson vs Justin Gaethje, 5-stars bout of 2017
- Eddie Alvarez vs Justin Gaethje, Users’ mma Fights of the Year 2017
Gaethje’s next fight: Dustin Poirier vs Justin Gaethje 2
Rafael Fiziev record
His opponent, Rafael Fiziev, has a record of 12-1-0 (75% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.7 in the lightweight division.
He suffered his only loss when he faced Magomed Mustafaev in 2019, after this fight he has won six times defeating Bobby Green (Rafael Fiziev vs Bobby Green), Brad Riddell (Rafael Fiziev vs Brad Riddell) and Rafael dos Anjos in his last three (Rafael dos Anjos vs Rafael Fiziev).
Fiziev’s next fight: Rafael Fiziev vs Mateusz Gamrot
Here is the UFC 286 full fight card (we are going to update it after the weigh-in):
MAIN CARD (live on ESPN PPV)
Leon Edwards vs Kamaru Usman 3
Justin Gaethje vs Rafael Fiziev
Bryan Barberena vs Gunnar Nelson
Jennifer Maia vs Casey O’Neill
Marvin Vettori vs Roman Dolidze
PRELIMINARY CARD (live on ESPNews / ESPN+)
Jack Shore vs Makwan Amirkhani
Omar Morales vs Chris Duncan
Sam Patterson vs Yanal Ashmoz
Muhammad Mokaev vs Jafel Cavalcante Filho
EARLY PRELIMINARY CARD (live on ESPN+ / UFC Fight Pass)
Gabriel Santos vs Lerone Murphy
Dusko Todorovic vs Christian Leroy Duncan
Jake Hadley vs Malcolm Gordon
Joanne Wood vs Luana Carolina
Jai Herbert vs Ludovit Klein
Juliana Miller vs Veronica Macedo
Countdown – Video preview
Watch the official video of the full episode of UFC 286 countdown Justin Gaethje vs Rafael Fiziev, a documentary to know better the life of both fighters and how they prepare for their bout.
Full fight video / highlights
Here we are going to post a selection of the best videos about the bout Justin Gaethje vs Rafael Fiziev as soon as the match ends. If you have seen the full fight you can rate it at the bottom of this post. (All videos are hosted on free video platforms such as Youtube, Dailymotion, Facebook, etc. and not uploaded by AllTheBestFights.com)
Official highlights – Spanish
Who won Gaethje vs Fiziev fight?
Justin Gaethje defeated Rafael Fiziev via majority decision. Scores were 29–28, 29–28, 28–28.
Listen the words of the winner or the two fighters after their bout, here is the UFC 286 post-fight octagon interview of Justin Gaethje and Rafael Fiziev.