UFC Vegas 79 live blog: Rafael Fiziev vs. Mateusz Gamrot
Fiziev is MMA Fighting’s No. 7 ranked lightweight in the world. A 30-year-old striker with Azerbaijani and Russian roots, Fiziev enters the contest looking to rebound after suffering thrilling majority decision loss to Justin Gaethje this past March. The setback snapped a six-fight UFC win streak for Fiziev, which included highlight-reel victories over Rafael dos Anjos, Brad Riddell, and Renato Moicano. Now he looks to reenter title contention with a win on Saturday.
The same can be said for Gamrot, who sits at No. 8 in MMA Fighting’s bantamweight rankings. A winner of five over his past six bouts, Gamrot bounced back from a decision loss to Beneil Dariush to win a hard-fought split decision over Jalin Turner in his most recent outing this past March. Prior to that stretch, Gamrot racked up four octagon victories in a row over the likes of Arman Tsarukyan, Jeremy Stephens, and Diego Ferreira.
Check out the UFC Vegas 79 main event live blog below.