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RAFAEL FIZIEV

AGE

26

RECORD

6-1-0

REACH

71.5”

HEIGHT

5'8"

WEIGHT

155LBS

STANCE

ORTHODOX

CAMP

PHUKET TOP TEAM

HOMETOWN

BISHKEK, KYRGYZSTAN

Fighter Highlights

RECENT FIGHTS

LAST FIGHT APRIL 2019 UFC FIGHT NIGHT 149 – VS MAGOMED MUSTAFAEV

RESULT – LOST VIA 1st RD TKO (SPINNING BACK KICK AND PUNCHES)

Analysis
Rd 1 – Fiziev is in the orthodox stance. Mustafaev comes out in the southpaw stance. Fiziev takes the center. He is light on his feet. Mustafaev opens the fight with a sidekick to the body. Both fighters are searching for their range. Mustafaev explodes with a wheel kick and partially lands! Fiziev has felt that one for sure! Mustafaev is looking sharp early. He lands a nice inside leg kick. 1st min in, Mustafaev is destroying the lead leg of Fiziev early. Fiziev is setting up the timing. Mustafaev explodes with a huge spinning kick to the head!!! Fiziev goes down!!! Mustafaev pushes for a finish with more punches!!! The referee stops the fight!!!

WATCH FIGHT

DECEMBER 2018 TITAN FC 51 – VS NURZHAN TUTKAEV

RESULT – WON VIA 2nd RD KO (BODY KICK)

Analysis

Rd 1 – Fiziev is in the orthodox stance. Tutkaev is in the southpaw stance. Fiziev takes the center and starts throwing faints. Tutkaev explodes and lands a nice left straight to open the fight! Fiziev resets and responds with the inside leg kick. Tutkaev presses forward but Fiziev responds with a hard right hook! Tutkaev absorbs and lands left hook counter. 1st min in, both fighters are showing great speed in their hands. Tutkaev initiates the clinch but separates shortly after. The referee stops the fight. There is a problem with a glow of Tutkaev. The fight continues in the center. Fiziev continues with the pressure and he lands a nice leg kick. He is destroying the lead leg off Tutkaev early. Fiziev is loading on the punches. Both fighters exchange in the center. Fiziev is more accurate as he lands a big right hand! Tutkaev starts swinging the punches but eats another left hook. Fiziev clinches and starts landing nice Muay Thai knees to the middle section. Tutkaev separates. He has a hard time connecting with the punches. He is eating a counter left hook every time he steps in. Halfway in, Fiziev pushes forward with the right hand. Tutkaev initiates the clinch against the fence. Fiziev separates and lands a beautiful elbow. He follows with a clinch against the fence. Fiziev is looking very technical. He is mixing his attacks well. Tutkaev is defending against the fence. Fiziev backs off and separates. 1 min to go, Fiziev slips the left hand of Tutkaev and counter with a hard right! Another right hand lands for Fiziev! Big shots are landing for Fiziev! Tutkaev is trying to counter but he is out of the range! Big leg kick drops Tutkaev! Fiziev follows and steps into the guard position. Fiziev is dominating the fight so far. He is one step ahead in this fight. Tutkaev is controlling the wrists from the bottom. 10-9 Fiziev

Rd 2Fiziev comes out aggressive and immediately lands a nasty inside leg kick! He is looking confident. Tutkaev takes the outside position and rocks Fiziev with a left hand over the top! Fiziev misses with a body head counter. Tutkaev moves in with the right hand but eats a hard kick to the body. Fiziev is looking calm and focused. He lands a couple of hard kicks to the body. 1st min in, Tutkaev moves in but eats a couple of leg kick. Fiziev is looking sharp. His kickboxing is on point in this fight. Fiziev lands a couple of nasty leg and body kicks! He is destroying Tutkaev! Tutkaev spots the danger on the feet and initiates the clinch against the fence. Fiziev is working for a separation. Nice elbow lands for Tutkaev! Fiziev separates and continues to punish the lead leg. Tutkaev lands an eye poke. The referee stops the fight. The fight continues. Halfway in, Fiziev continues with the kicks. Tutkaev is not checking the kicks at all. Tutkaev is holding his hands low. He is moving forward but constantly eating counter punches. Tutkaev initiates the clinch. Fiziev separates. Tutkaev is exploding with the punches. Fiziev is keeping his range with the kicks. Tutkaev level changes for a takedown but Fiziev defend and resets in the center. Big one-two lands for Fiziev! He follows with a knee to the body! Big kick to the body drops Tutkaev!!! The referee immediately stops the fight!!!

WATCH FIGHT

DECEMBER 2017 ROAD FC 45 – VS NANDIN-ERDENE MUNGUNTSOOJ

RESULT – WON VIA 1st RD TKO (HEAD KICK AND PUNCHES)

Analysis

Rd 1 – Both fighters are in the orthodox stances. Nandin takes the center and stats pressuring forward. Fiziev is bouncing on the outside. Erdene is showing great footwork early. Both fighters are measuring their range. Erdene moves in with the straight punches and lands a right hand. Fiziev moves away. Erdene steps in once again and lands a three punch combo! Fiziev immediately counters with the two punch combo and follows with a hard head kick!!! He follows with a left hook and Erdene goes down!!! Fiziev pushes for a finish with more punches and the referee saves Erdene!!!

WATCH FIGHT

RECORD BREAKDOWN

7 MATCHES 6 WINS 1 LOSSES
KNOCKOUT 5 1
SUBMISSION 1 0
DECISION 0 0
DRAWS
NO CONTEST

 

FIGHTER THINGS TO NOTE

  • Fiziev is the aggressive and explosive standup fighter.
  • His boxing is sharp and he prefers to counter from the pocket.
  • His timing on the counter punches was perfect against Tutkaev.
  • Against Mustafaev, Fiziev had a hard time closing the distance and defending the kicks.
  • He has very good kickboxing skills. He is mixing them high and low and could be very creative as seen against Tutkaev.
  • He is a pressure fighter, he is constantly marching forward.
  • His wrestling defense is very good. He has defended a couple of takedowns against Tutkaev.
  • Fiziev has a tendency to explode with a head kick from the awkward angles as seen against Erdene.
  • He is using his punches to hide the head kick behind them.
  • Fiziev was doing a good job keeping his distance with the kicks against Tutkaev.