March 5, 1993
30 Years Old
|Martial artist and Muay Thai fighter
|5 feet 8 inches (1.73 m)
|$1.5 Million (approximately)
Rafael Fiziev is an Azerbaijani professional mixed martial artist and Muay Thai fighter, who appears in the Lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and is ranked 6th position in the UFC lightweight as of October 2022.
He made his professional MMA debut in 2015 and fought in Asian regional promotions like ROAD FC and the American promotion Titan FC before he signed with UFC.
Fiziev faced Magomed Mustafaev on April 20, 2019, at UFC Fight Night 149. He lost the fight by first-round technical knockout. He next faced Alex White on October 26, 2019, at UFC on ESPN+ 20 and won the contest unanimously. Fiziev faced Bobby Green on August 7, 2021, at UFC 265 and won the contest via unanimous decision. At this fight, he also earned the Fight of the Night award. He also faced many famous martial artists over the world and gained huge popularity in the martial arts industry.
Rafael Fiziev was born on March 5, 1993, in Korday, Kazakhstan to an Azerbaijani father and a Russian mother. When he was a child, Fiziev’s family moved to Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. He represents his father’s home country of Azerbaijan and is also the first fighter to represent Azerbaijan in UFC history.
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