Rafael Fiziev has been an enthusiast of Bobby Green since he got into the MMA space and is eager to impart the octagon to the veteran lightweight this Saturday.
The 155-pound matchup among Fiziev and Green will fill in as the highlighted primer episode of UFC 265, which will air on ESPN2. The occasion happens at the Toyota Center in Houston and will be featured by an interval heavyweight title battle between Derrick Lewis and Ciryl Gane.
Fiziev has a gigantic measure of regard for Green and feels very sure he’ll get his hand raised. When requested an expectation for the battle, Fiziev ensured he had the entirety of his bases covered.
“Obviously for me, [I need to] stand up and possibly he’ll bring me down,” Fiziev revealed to MMA Fighting. “That is a decent arrangement for him and I comprehend this to make me tired, possibly lethargic [me down].
“We’ll see, [but either] I win, or he loses.”
In an elite meeting, “Ataman” joins MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck from Houston to review his the matchup, talks his dissatisfactions attempting to track down an adversary since halting Renato Moicano at UFC 256 in December, the various names he and his group moved toward the UFC with that were totally turned down as indicated by the 28-year-old, a previous altercation he had with Kevin Lee and his contemplations on Lee climbing to 170 pounds, preparing at Sanford MMA, the response to getting Green as a rival, and then some.
Rafael Fiziev (born March 5, 1993) is a professional mixed martial artist from Kyrgyzstan who currently fights in the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s Lightweight category (UFC).
Bobby Green vs. Rafael Fiziev
|Over/Under||2.5 (-164 / +128)|
|Time||9:30 p.m. ET|
UFC veteran Bobby Green takes on promising lightweight Rafael Fiziev in the highlighted prelim at UFC 265 on Saturday night in Houston.
This will be Green’s sixteenth excursion inside the octagon, with his last seven battles being controlled by consistent choice. In the wake of winning three straight, Green lost his last opportunity to Thiago Moises in October 2020.
Fiziev, in the mean time, is falling off a knockout win over Renato Moicano at UFC 256 last December and has won three straight in UFC. The Kazakhstan local trains in Thailand and is a Muay Thai subject matter expert.
How about we separate this matchup in one of the UFC’s most profound divisions.
I fruitlessly blurred Fiziev in every one of his previous two battles and had no aim of doing that a third time in this spot, yet I do think this line is a bit impolite to Green.
Green is the bigger man, claims predominant measurements (- 6% strike precision, +8% protection, +1.85 to +0.05 strike differential) and is all the more balanced (1.68 takedowns each 15 minutes, 41% exactness) obnoxiously than Fiziev.
Green additionally has generously more insight — 39 expert battles to 10 for Fiziev — and has contended with the absolute best on the planet at 155.
There’s a universe where Green is undefeated in his previous seven battles, as well, however his style is incredibly disagreeable to judges. He tosses a huge load of volume and blends in catching, however he seldom puts the stamp on adjusts, doesn’t hit with a huge load of force and responds ineffectively while engrossing shots back the alternate way.
In spite of those responses, Green is incredibly sturdy, which limits the edges for Fiziev in this battle. He’s an extremely smooth fighter and can keep up or outperform Fiziev on unadulterated yield. Green additionally can switch positions, which should restrict a portion of Fiziev’s adequacy with the low kicks.
The Kazakhstan local doesn’t really pull away from his rivals on volume, and he has showed up genuinely hittable previously. In any case, Fiziev’s striking is so showy and when he lands, it shows up so harming that he generally appears to be completely in charge of the striking.
Fiziev hasn’t confronted a huge load of grapplers previously, and he has apparently taken phenomenal steps to commend his Muay Thai base. However, we likewise don’t think a lot about his capacity away from of him.
Also, when you’re wagering an enormous top pick against a contender who will blend in a level change, that is not the kind of inquiry I would need unanswered. It’s conceivable that a takedown could be a round for Green.
Fiziev has additionally shown an inclination to hinder later in battles since he apparently places a huge load of energy into his strikes and development, so I would hope to see Green glancing more grounded in the last minutes of a nearby fight.
Green versus Fiziev Pick
Fiziev is an exceptionally undeniable level possibility, conceivably even title material, yet I believe Green’s shots at winning this battle are as a rule immensely underestimated, especially if the session takes care of business. That outcome is normal (Yes recorded – 150) usually.
Green is by and large the sort of fellow you blur as a major top choice and ride as a major longshot. I would require +264 or better to back Green’s moneyline and +450 or better (projected +440) to play his choice prop.
Given Fiziev’s potential gain, nonetheless, I’m not especially enthusiastic about one or the other bet.
The Pick: Bobby Green successes by Decision (+475, 0.25u)