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Who won Fiziev vs Diakiese?
Rafael Fiziev beat Marc Diakiese by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest, during the main card of UFC Fight Island 2, on Saturday 18th July 2020 at UFC Fight Island in Abu Dhabi.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Rafael Fiziev.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 155 pounds (11.1 stone or 70.3 KG).
Fiziev vs Diakiese stats
Rafael Fiziev stepped into the ring with a record of 7 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 5 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Marc Diakiese made his way to the ring with a record of 14 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 6 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggested Fiziev had a large advantage in power over Diakiese, boasting at 71% knock out percentage over Diakiese's 43%.
Rafael Fiziev was the same age as Marc Diakiese, at 29 years old.
Diakiese had a height advantage of 2 inches over Fiziev. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Fiziev was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 9 less fights, and made his debut in 2015, 1 year and 9 months later than Diakiese, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 24 less professional rounds, 21 to Diakiese's 45.
Diakiese's last 3 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 10 months and 14 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 7 months and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.