(Video) Rafael Fiziev Enters Matrix During Win Over Marc Diakiese At UFC Fight Island 2

The Kyrgyzstani Lightweight Put On An Impressive Performance That Caught The Eye Of Many In The MMA World

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Rafael Fiziev certainly won his fair share of fans.

Fiziev enjoyed an impressive win over Marc Diakiese in their lightweight encounter on the main card of UFC Fight Island 2 last night.

The Kyrgyzstani displayed brilliant head movement and striking, including a number of brutal and heavy body kicks throughout the 15-minute contest on his way to a unanimous decision victory.

However, there was one moment in particular that stood out and that was when he entered the matrix while dodging what looked to be a fight-ending head kick from Diakiese.

You can watch it below:

Fiziev Has History Of Entering The Matrix

As we later learned, it wasn’t the first time Fiziev — who is also a kickboxing coach for Tiger Muay Thai — has entered the matrix.

It’s something that seems to be a regular feature of his game based on this clip from a fight in Thailand.

For his and Diakiese’s efforts, they were both rewarded with Fight of the Night honors as they took home an extra $50,000.

Fiziev’s reaction notably went viral.

Of course, it also reopened the fighter pay debate as many felt professional fighters like Fiziev shouldn’t have to be this excited about earning $50,000 — especially as that bonus was likely more than his fight purse.

But that’s a story for another day.

Published on July 19, 2020 at 2:12 pm
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