Embarking on an impressive six-fight winning spree since prior to his March co-main event loss to incoming UFC 291 headliner, Gaethje, Fiziev, a staple of Tiger Muay Thai – had turned in consecutive triumphs over Alex White, Marc Diakiese, Renato Moicano, Bobby Green, Brad Riddell, and in his premiere headliner, stopped former undisputed lightweight champion, Rafael dos Anjos.“UFC Fight Night, Sept. 23 … per Dana White,” Okamoto tweeted. “No. 6 Rafael Fiziev vs. No. 7 Matuesz Gamrot.” As for Gamrot, the number seven rated challenger – who held both featherweight and lightweight gold under the banner of KSW, most recently turned in a split decision win over Jalin Turner at UFC 285 in March to boot, drafting in on short notice.
Rafael Fiziev makes Octagon return against Mateusz Gamrot in September
Boasting a 5-2 promotional record from seven fights under the UFC banner, American Top Team trainee, Gamrot has suffered defeats to just Guram Kutateladze, and perennial contender Beneil Dariush during his Octagon tenure, while landing wins over Scott Holtzman, Jeremy Stephens, Diego Ferreira, Arman Tsarukyan, and the aforenoted, Turner during his brief tenure with the UFC. Slated to make his Octagon return in his second main event bout under the promotion’s banner, striking phenom, Rafael Fiziev is slated to headline a UFC Vegas 79 main event on September 29. from the UFC Apex facility – taking on Polish contender, Mateusz Gamrot.
No. 12 Bryce Mitchell vs. No. 13 Dan Ige pic.twitter.com/4UMaMUr2hRUFC Fight Night, Sept. 23 … per Dana WhiteESPN MMA reporter, Brett Okamoto was first to report the pairing of Rafael Fiziev and Mateusz Gamrot, as per UFC president, Dana White.