Rafael Fiziev Knocks Out Rafael Dos Anjos In The Final Round After Close Battle – UFC Vegas 58 Results (Highlights)

"RDA" was dispatched by "Ataman" in the fifth round with a big left hook

Rafael Fiziev, Rafael dos Anjos
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After initially being matched up for the UFC 272 card, Rafael dos Anjos finally got his chance to compete against Rafael Fiziev in the headlining bout of UFC Fight Night: Dos Anjos vs. Fiziev on the main card of the night at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada.

UFC Vegas 58: Rafael dos Anjos vs. Rafael Fiziev

Round 1

Fiziev goes for a body kick. Another body kick by Fiziev. RDA fires back with a body kick. Fiziev is on the outside circling RDA. Fiziev goes for a left hook but misses. RDA goes for a takedown and gets Fiziev against the fence. Knee strikes by RDA in the grapple. Fiziev still off the cage with RDA pressing him. Fiziev gets out without being taken down. Fiziev goes for a flying knee and a right. RDA with a nice jab. RDA with a body kick. Fiziev with a body kick. Fiziev goes for another flying knee and just misses. Fiziev strikes to the head and body and hits RDA’s guard. RDA shoots for another takedown but doesn’t get it. He has Fiziev against the fence again. Light knee strikes being exchanged. Elbow to the face by RDA. Fiziev with an elbow. Fiziev connects with a hard left to clip RDA.

Round 2

Fiziev goes for a head kick but misses. A body kick by RDA get blocked. Fiziev catches RDA’s kick and goes for the clinch. eye poke from Fiziev to the right eye of RDA calls for a time out.
Fiziev trying out combinations here. Nice left by RDA. RDA goes for a takedown and gets Fiziev’s back. Good defensive posture by Fiziev, used his one underhook to reverse position. No takedown scored for RDA. Clean jab from RDA. Shot to the body and head by Fiziev followed by a quick uppercut and left hook combination. Nice jab from RDA on the return. RDA goes for the single leg but Fiziev reverses beautifully. Fiziev has RDA off the fence in the clinch. Both return to the middle of the ring. RDA tries to take Fiziev down unsuccessfully. Fiziev pushes RDA to the cage. RDA comes in with a nice uppercut to lead the combination. Fiezev counters with a left hook. A three-punch combo from Fiziev.

Round 3

Fiziev opens the round with heavy punch attempts. RDA goes for a takedown and has Fiziev against the fence. RDA looking to trip Fiziev and score a takedown. Fiziev trying hard to stay up. RDA has Fiziev down for the first time but not for long. Fiziev gets up almost immediately but the takedown gets scored for RDA. They return to the middle again. Fiziev throws more kicks to the body and head but doesn’t land. RDA lands a nice left. RDA shoots for another takedown and has Fiziev against the fence. Fiziev reverses to have RDA against the cage. Both men return to the middle after breaking from the clinch. Low kick by Fiziev gets checked. Nice straight right from Fiziev. RDA rushes in and grapples. Fiziev has RDA against the cage and the two trade knee strikes. RDA gets free. Flying knee by Fiziev grazes RDA. Both trying to land a clean strike in the middle of the octagon.

Round 4

Fiery start to the fourth. Fiziev and RDA stand in the centre and exchange strikes. RDA goes for a takedown and gets Fiziev against the cage. Fiziev gets out and returns to the middle. Fiziev turning up the aggression here. RDA changes level to grapple and Fiziev reverses back. Fiziev pushing RDA up against the fence. RDA breaks free and connects with a flying knee followed up by a nice left to the face. Fiziev grapples with RDA now and has him back up to the cage. RDA breaks free. RDA goes for a takedown but Fiziev does well to avoid it. RDA hits with a left to the body and goes for a takedown. RDA picks Fiziev up and takes him to the ground to get the takedown. RDA keeps Fiziev on the ground off the fence. RDA trying to turn Fiziev to the side but Fiziev leans his back back to the fence. Fiziev gets up and eats a nice elbow for his troubles.

Round 5

Fiziev opens with a kick to the body. RDA with a nice straight left. Big left hook from Fiziev puts RDA down.
The referee has called a stop to the fight.

Official Result: Rafael Fiziev defeats Rafael dos Anjos via KO (R5, 0:18).

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Published on July 10, 2022 at 12:24 am
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