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Who won Fiziev vs Gamrot?
Mateusz Gamrot beat Rafael Fiziev by during the main event of UFC Fight Night – Fiziev vs Gamrot, on Saturday 23rd September 2023 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Mateusz Gamrot.
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 Gamrot stats
Rafael Fiziev stepped into the octagon with a record of 12 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 8 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Mateusz Gamrot made his way to the cage with a record of 22 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 7 of those wins by knock out and 5 by submission.
The stats suggested Fiziev had a massive power advantage over Gamrot, boasting at 67% knock out percentage over Gamrot's 32%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Gamrot had an advantage over Fiziev, with a 23% submission rate over Fiziev's 8%.
Rafael Fiziev was the younger man by 2 years, at 30 years old.
Gamrot had a height advantage of 2 inches over Fiziev. Despite this, he had 2-inch reach advantage.
Fiziev was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 10 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2015, 3 year and 5 months later than Gamrot, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 39 less professional rounds, 31 to Gamrot's 70.
Fiziev vs Gamrot form
Fiziev had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Justin Gaethje at UFC 286 on 18th March 2023 by majority decision in their 3 round contest at o2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Rafael dos Anjos at UFC Fight Night: Dos Anjos vs. Fiziev on 9th July 2022 by knockout in the 5th round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Going into that contest, he had beat Brad Riddell at UFC Fight Night on 4th December 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had won against Bobby Green at UFC 265 on 7th August 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Toyota Center, Houston.
He had beat Marc Diakiese at UFC Fight Island 2 on 18th July 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Gamrot had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Jalin Turner at UFC 285 on 4th March 2023 by split decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Beneil Dariush at UFC 280 on 22nd October 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Arman Tsarukyan at UFC Fight Night: Tsarukyan vs. Gamrot on 25th June 2022 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Before that, he had won against Diego Ferreira at UFC Fight Night on 18th December 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round.
He had defeated Jeremy Stephens at UFC Vegas 31 on 17th July 2021 by submission in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Mateusz Gamrot had been fighting more than Rafael Fiziev.
Going to this contest, Rafael Fiziev had last fought 6 months and 13 days ago, while Mateusz Gamrot's last outing had been 6 months and 27 days ago.
Fiziev's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 2 months and 13 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 17 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.4 rounds on average.
Gamrot's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 2 months and 14 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.8 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Fiziev vs Gamrot?
Rafael Fiziev was a 33/50 (-150) favourite going into the contest, while Mateusz Gamrot made his way into the ring at 5/4 (+130) with oddsmakers.