Marc Diakiese vs. Rafael Fiziev – Preview & Matchup Analysis

Marc Diakiese vs. Rafael Fiziev fight preview

UFC Fight Night 172: Figueiredo vs. Benavidez 2 is scheduled to take place on Saturday, July 18, 2020, in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. In one of the matchups on the fight card, Marc “Bonecrusher” Diakiese will take on Rafael “Ataman” Fiziev in the Lightweight Bout. You can view the full UFC Fight Night 172 card.

In this post, we will break down Marc Diakiese vs. Rafael Fiziev matchup. Let’s take look at the fighter’s ages, their height, records, reach, fight stats and more below ⤵

The 27-year-old, Marc Diakiese is coming in with a 14-3-0 record. Diakiese will be fighting for the first time since a win via unanimous decision against Lando Vannata at UFC Fight Night: Hermansson vs. Cannonier in September.

Fiziev, meanwhile, is coming off a unanimous decision win against Alex White on September 28, 2019 at UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. Askren and holds a 7-1-0 record.

Marc Diakiese vs. Rafael Fiziev
27
Age
27
5′ 10″
Height
5′ 8″
155 lbs.
Weight
155 lbs.
73″
Reach
71″
14-3-0
Record
7-1-0
Orthodox
Stance
Switch

Marc Diakiese has an orthodox fighting stance with a 73″ reach. The 27-year-old, Rafael Fiziev is an switch fighter with a 71″ reach. An orthodox fighter stands with their left side forward and jabs with their left hand, the southpaw fighter is the opposite, southpaw stands with their right side forward and jabs with their right hand. In most cases, orthodox fighters are right-handed, if you are left-handed, then you fight southpaw.

Marc Diakiese:
→ Diakiese’s striking accuracy is 37%.
→ Diakiese lands 2.86 significant strikes per minute.
→ Diakiese’s takedown accuracy is 40%.
→ Diakiese’s takedown average is 2.50 per 15 minutes.
→ Diakiese’s takedown defense is 64%.

Diakiese comes in with 37% striking accuracy, typically landing about 2.86 significant strikes every minute. On the other side, Fiziev fires at 50% accuracy, landing about 4.08 significant strikes per minute. Marc Diakiese also has a 40% takedown accuracy and on average gets around 2.50 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Fiziev’s 0.91 takedowns and 100% takedown accuracy.

Rafael Fiziev:
→ Fiziev’s striking accuracy is 50%.
→ Fiziev lands 4.08 significant strikes per minute.
→ Fiziev’s takedown accuracy is 100%.
→ Fiziev’s takedown average is 0.91 per 15 minutes.
→ Fiziev’s takedown defense is 100%.

Rafael spent on average 8:13 minutes in the Octagon and Marc has an average fight time of 11:59 minutes.

This looks like an exciting matchup, at least on paper. UFC Fight Night 172 is live in , who do you think will win, Marc or Rafael? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC Fight Night 172: Figueiredo vs. Benavidez 2
Date
July 18, 2020
Location
Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Matchup
Marc Diakiese vs. Rafael Fiziev

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