UFC president Dana White was a large lover of the striking duel among lightweight standouts Rafael Fiziev and Marc Diakiese at UFC Combat Island 2.
In what was later considered the “Fight of the Night” at UFC Struggle Island 2, Fiziev and Diakiese went a few tricky rounds of pure striking, throwing every thing in their arsenal at just one one more over the 15 minutes allotted. Fiziev finished up successful a unanimous final decision in the combat, but Diakiese proved his worth with a resilient exhibiting versus an elite striker.
Speaking to the media pursuing UFC on ESPN+ 30, White praised Fiziev and Diakiese for placing on an brilliant battle for the lovers.
“Yeah. (Fiziev) seemed awesome, man. What a battle. I necessarily mean you gotta give regard to equally fellas in that fight, man. Some of individuals pictures that had been thrown. Kicks to the physique. Oh my God. Yeah, it was a terrific combat. It was ‘Fight of the Evening,’” White stated.
For Fiziev, the decline improved his UFC record to 2-1, with a prior conclusion get in excess of Alex White and a TKO loss to Magomed Mustafaev. As for Diakiese, he dropped to 5-4 overall inside the Octagon. Neither man is a domestic name by any signifies, but with this combat using put on the main card of a Battle Island function for the duration of a pandemic where by a ton additional individuals are seeing tv, the two men possibly attained a bunch far more supporters from it.
As for what is up coming for both equally guys, it is truly extremely hard to say. Regardless of two straight wins in the UFC, it is really hard to give Fiziev a major-15 opponent. However, he could struggle a veteran fighter ranked outdoors the top rated-15 this sort of as Stevie Ray, who was supposed to struggle Diakiese at the cancelled UFC London card. As for Diakiese, he almost certainly will get a decrease-ranked light-weight coming off of a reduction these kinds of as Frank Camacho.
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