Justin Gaethje vs Rafael Fiziev. Prediction for the fight

Lightweight fighter Justin Gaethje will face Rafael Fiziev in a co-fight of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Fight Night 286 in London. Will the American be able to defeat the Azerbaijani on March 19 and what bets to choose?

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on Justin Gaethje vs Rafael Fiziev

Justin Gaethje

Justin Gaethje is third in the lightweight division. The 34-year-old American has won one victory in his last three bouts, defeating his compatriot Michael Chandler in November 2021 (unanimous decision). But before that, the Russian Khabib Nurmagomedov lost, and in May 2022, the Brazilian Charles Oliveira (submission). 

Gaethje has 23 wins (19 by KO) and four losses. The US fighter is a former interim UFC lightweight champion and ex-WSOF champion.

Justin Gaethje vs Rafael Fiziev

Rafael Fiziev

Rafael Fiziev ranks sixth in the division ranking. In his debut fight in the UFC in April 2019, the Azerbaijani in St. Petersburg could not defeat the Russian Magomed Mustafayev (technical knockout). His winning streak is already six fights. In the last one in July 2022, he defeated Rafael dos Anjos from Brazil. Faziev has 12 wins (eight by knockout) and one loss.

Justin Gaethje vs Rafael Fiziev facts

  • Fiziev's victory by knockout - Fiziev has eight wins by knockout.

Fight prediction

Analysts of bookmakers consider Fiziev the clear favorite of the upcoming fight. It's hard to disagree with them. Gateji, by the way, has never lost a decision in his career. The American does not have any special technique. He will choose some simple tactics - he will get into a fight, he will fight. And the Azerbaijani has always loved to win by knockout. Everything goes to the fact that this time the fight will not last the entire distance.

Our prediction is Fiziev's victory by knockout in 2.10 from Mostbet.

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