Justin Gaethje and Rafael Fiziev went to war at UFC 286. It was a closely contested fight, with Gaethje coming out on top with a majority decision. The judges scored the contest 29-28, 29-28, and 28-28. With the victory, Justin Gaethje gets back to the winning column.
Rafael Fiziev was on a 6-fight winning streak before his loss to Gaethje. He comfortably won the first round. Fiziev utilized good body kicks and strikes to win the first round. But as soon as Justin Gaethje got comfortable, he lost momentum and was even bloodied.
Justin Gaethje was slower than usual to start the fight. But as soon as the second round started, he began to land strikes and took Fiziev out of his element. In the third round, he started landing the jabs more comfortably, which completely shifted the fight in his favor.
Justin Gaethje now finds himself in the contender spot after the victory. If he can put on a winning streak, fans will undoubtedly see him fight for the Championship again. Rafael Fiziev will now need to put on another winning streak before becoming a contender in the Lightweight division.
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Fans are buzzed after Gaethje vs Fiziev fight at UFC 286
Fans are buzzing following the war between Gaethje and Fiziev at UFC 286. Justin Gaethje won the contest by majority decision. The bloodied face of Fiziev is making the rounds on social media. Check out some of the reactions:
ABSOLUTE WARRIORS!!!!! 💯💯🔥🔥— FARHAN (@lamFarhan) March 18, 2023
Justin hits like a fucking truck 🤯😳💯— Rob 😈💯 (@UnknownRGR2000) March 18, 2023
Gaethje🥵🥵🥵😍😍😍😍— HENORK🎲🎲 🦉 (@Iam_Henork) March 18, 2023
Fiziev is the better fighter. His cardio is what let him down. What a fight— #GLAZERSOUT (@YersawUTD) March 18, 2023
Banger of a fight!— MVTTY (@MVTTYWINE) March 18, 2023
An absolute banger 🔥🔥🔥— Zoheb MMA (@ZohebMMA) March 18, 2023
Gaethje = violence— Zestii (@zestyzz) March 18, 2023
Should’ve been a 5 rounder— Sabir ! (@sabir_cfc) March 18, 2023
Violence was promised for the fight, and it was delivered. Both fighters have an exciting fighting style, and fight fans will look forward to what happens next for these Lightweight Contenders.
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