Early 2023
Potentially

Potential contest
5 rounds contest @ Lightweight
23-4-0
12-1-0

The tape

34
Age
29
5' 11" / 181 cm
Height
5' 8" / 173 cm
70.1" / 178 cm
Reach
71.7" / 182 cm

Full record

SUB 1UD 3SUB 2KO 5KO 1
Form
KO 5KO 3UD 3UD 3
23
Wins
12
19
By KO
8
83
KO%
67
1
By Sub
1
4
SUB%
8
4
Losses
1
2
Stopped
1
2
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2011
Debut
2015
27
Bouts
13
56
Rounds
26
3 hours, 43 minutes
Fight Time
1 hours, 43 minutes

Current rankings @ Lightweight

3
UFC
6
-
Bellator
-
5
Tapology
7

Justin Gaethje vs Rafael Fiziev preview

When is Gaethje vs Fiziev?

Justin Gaethje could potentially face Rafael Fiziev, in Early 2023.

The fight would be scheduled for 5 rounds in the Lightweight division, which means the weight limit would be 155 pounds (11.1 stone or 70.3 KG).

Gaethje vs Fiziev stats

Justin Gaethje would step into the octagon with a record of 23 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, 19 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.

Rafael Fiziev would make his way to the cage with a record of 12 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 8 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.

The stats suggest Gaethje would have an advantage in power over Fiziev, with a 83% knock out percentage over Fiziev's 67%.

If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Fiziev would have a slight advantage over Gaethje, with a 8% submission rate over Gaethje's 4%.

Justin Gaethje is the older man by 5 years, at 34 years old.

Gaethje has a height advantage of 3 inches over Fiziev. Despite this, Fiziev has 2-inch reach advantage.

Gaethje is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 14 more fights, and made his debut in 2011, 3 years and 10 months earlier than Fiziev, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He has fought 30 more professional rounds, 56 to Fiziev's 26.

Gaethje vs Fiziev form

Gaethje has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges once.

In his last fight, he lost to Charles Oliveira at UFC 274 on 7th May 2022 by in the 1st round in their UFC Lightweight championship fight at Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Previous to that, he had defeated Michael Chandler at UFC 268 on 6th November 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Madison Square Garden, New York City, United States.

Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 254 on 24th October 2020 by unanimous decision in the 2nd round in their UFC Lightweight championship fight at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Before that, he had beat Tony Ferguson at UFC 249 on 9th May 2020 by knockout in the 5th round at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, United States.

He had won against Donald Cerrone at UFC on ESPN+ 16 on 14th September 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Rogers Arena, Vancouver, Canada.

Activity check

Gaethje's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 2 months and 15 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.4 rounds on average.

Fiziev's last 4 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 4 months and 11 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.5 rounds on average.

What are the odds on Gaethje vs Fiziev?

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