Justin Gaethje defeated Rafael Fiziev in an extremely exciting lightweight battle in the UFC 286 co-feature attraction at London’s O2 Arena. The Human Highlight Reel took the fight via majority decision with scorecards of 29-28, 28-28 and 29-28.
Fiziev started to slow at the mid-way point allowing Gaethje to establish his jab. The lead hand set up a variety of boxing combinations that snapped back Fiziev’s head, finding particular success with a jab-right uppercut string. Right at the death Gaethje landed a takedown to undoubtedly secure himself the round.
Post-fight, the all-American wrestler, who rarely uses his grappling joked: “I got my takedown, everybody can shut the f*** up now,” in reference to his last gasp double leg.