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.
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|
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.
→ 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.
→ 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.
|UFC Fight Night 172: Figueiredo vs. Benavidez 2|
|July 18, 2020|
|Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates|
|Marc Diakiese vs. Rafael Fiziev|