Rafael Fiziev, aspiring lightweight, faced off against former lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos in the main event of UFC Vegas 58. RDA is in the last leg of his career and after a series of injuries he made his comeback in the octagon and was on a 2 fight-win streak.
Fiziev started his UFC career with a loss, but he amassed a 5-fight win streak prior to this fight. It was a big moment for him as a win over the former champion would have put him straight into the title fight and after 5 rounds back and forth he landed a flush hook that ended the night for his opponent.
Many thought RDA possessed superior grappling skills and it would be easy for him to take down Fiziev and end the fight. Fiziev knew he had the opportunity of a lifetime and he defended almost every takedown attempt and set up RDA to cement his name in the lightweight division.
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Here are the craziest reactions to Rafael Fiziev’s performance at UFC Vegas 58
Fans and athletes from around the world were excited to see this fight unfold and after Fiziev defeated RDA in round number 5 the MMA community went insane and here are the best reactions from athletes from around the world.
Impressed by Fiziev’s performance, UFC welterweight contender Belal Muhammad took to Twitter to express his feelings and wrote: “Wooooowwwwww,” and “Fiziev is so fast.”
Dustin Poirier wrote, “Good bodywork from Fiziev.”
Alexander Volkanovski wrote: “It’s always a pleasure to watch Rafael Fiziev, the man can climb so I expect that will stay on his feet for most of this fight. Should be fun.”
Ode Osbourne wrote: “Faziev’s (Fiziev’s) shot is so impressive.”
Aljamain Sterling thought it was an early stop and he wrote: “Usually tag one of the better referees but that stoppage was way too quick. hard break. I wish we could see if RDA could recover. Hard end to a great fight.”
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https://firstsportz.com/ufc-news-alexander-volkanovski-dustin-poirier-and-others-react-to-rafael-fizievs-mind-boggling-performance-against-rda-at-ufc-vegas-58/ “Always a pleasure to watch” – Alexander Volkanovski, Dustin Poirier and more react to Rafael Fiziev’s stunning performance against RDA at UFC Vegas 58