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Fiziev knocks out Dos Anjos and moves closer to UFC title fight

Raphael Fiziev I knocked out at the beginning of the fifth round the experienced Raphael dos Anjos at the APEX in Las Vegas and took an important s


Raphael Fiziev I knocked out at the beginning of the fifth round the experienced Raphael dos Anjos at the APEX in Las Vegas and took an important step in pursuit of a lightweight title fight for the UFC.

In the stellar fight of the function ufc vegas 58, Fiziev He had a complicated fight, because in front of him was a former world champion with too much experience in the octagon, but the Kazakh was able to overcome him in the end and end the fight.

This was the Fiziev’s sixth consecutive victory in the UFCwhere he occupies the tenth position in the lightweight rankings, so he is expected to climb positions and get closer to a title fight.

Complicated fight from the start

The battle was difficult for the two from the start. two anjoswho was looking for his third win in a row to move up the rankings, pushed early and looked to take down his rival, but the Kazakh looked strong.

Fiziev He responded and with power shots he sought to undermine the Brazilian, an experienced man who took advantage of his tour of the cages to control his opponent.

The exchanges of power, fists and kicks were a constant throughout the fight, the punishment was incessant and no one stopped attacking. in the fourth round two anjos was finally able to take down Fizievbut without achieving its goal.

In the first moments of the fifth assault, Fiziev connected a brutal left to the face of the Brazilian, who went to the canvas. The Kazakh went over him to finish him off and provoked the intervention of the referee to keep the victory.

two anjos, who has 32 fights in the UFC and who arrived on Saturday as number 7 in the division, seems further and further away from a world title fight again. He was champion in 2015 and defended the title once. and Fiziev now seems closer to the dream fight.