UFC lightweight Rafael Fiziev spoke about his upcoming bout against American Justin Gaethje on March 18 at UFC 286.
I expect to see the best version of Justin Gaethje. I expect him to be in the best shape, give a tough bloody fight, but I'm going to do my job and take his heart. He doesn't have a head as hard as mine, so yeah, he's going to have to wrestle me, I'm sure. I'm sure I beat him in skill level and fighting IQ.
Fiziev last fought against Brazilian Rafael dos Anjos in July 2022 at UFC on ESPN 39. In that fight, Fiziev won by knockout in the fifth round. He has 12 wins and one loss under his belt.
Gaethje had his latest fight against Brazilian Charles Oliveira last May at UFC 274. That fight ended with a first-round choke loss to Justin. He has 23 wins and four losses on his record.