Justin Gaethje v Rafael Fiziev UFC 286 Tips & Predictions: Gaethje To Move Closer To Title Shot

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Justin Gaethje will be looking to show he still has something to offer in the lightweight division when he takes on Rafael Fiziev at UFC 286.

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Justin Gaethje v Rafael Fiziev UFC 286 Tips & Predictions

Justin Gaethje has one goal in life and that is to become UFC Lightweight Champion of the World.

The number three ranked fighter has held the title on an interim basis, but the two times he has fought for the genuine belt he has come up short.

He defeated Tony Ferguson to be crowned interim champion at UFC 249, but when he fought for real, he was defeated by Khabib Nurmagomedov and Charles Oliveira.

In the Oliveira bout, Gaethle was the only one fighting for the title after Oliveira missed weight. He still couldn’t get the job done as he submitted to a rear-naked choke in the first round.

He goes up against Rafael Fiziev, who is ranked sixth, and has a professional record of 13 fights, 12 wins and just one defeat.

Fiziev has won his last six fights with his last one being a knockout win over the great Rafael dos Anjos last July.

The Kazakhstan-born fighter proved his worth against Dos Anjos, but I think Gatehje edges this one in a brutal but entertaining encounter.

Back Gaethje to win fight with his 20th stoppage win in the fourth round.

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