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UFC Fight Night 172: Diakiese vs Fiziev 07/18/2020 Picks, Predictions and Previews

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UFC Fight Night 172 Diakiese vs Fiziev 07-18-2020 Picks Predictions and Previews

UFC Fight Night 172: Diakiese vs Fiziev 07/18/2020 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship is going to have their third fight card in a week in the now-famous “Fight Island” with UFC Fight Night 172. This event will be held at the Yas Island located in Abu Dhabi, UAE this coming Saturday, July 18. This event will be shown in Pay Per View and UFC Fight Pass. The main event will feature a title fight with Deiveson Figueiredo and Joseph Benavidez battling it out for the vacant flyweight championship. Joining them in the main card is a lightweight match between Marc Diakiese going against Rafael Fiziev. It is seen by UFC Parlay Betting that Marc Diakese is coming in with the upper hand over Rafael Fiziev.

UFC Fight Night 172: Diakiese vs Fiziev 07/18/2020

When: Saturday, July 18, 8:00 PM ET
Where: Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC Fight Night 172: Diakiese vs Fiziev 07/18/2020 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Marc Diakiese -165 Rafael Fiziev +135

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Marc Diakiese

Marc Diakiese is known as the “Bonecrusher” inside the cage and this lightweight fighter came from Doncaster, South Yorkshire in England. He is 27-years-old and trains at the American Top Team. His professional record is 14-3 with half of his wins through decisions. Diakase started his UFC journey in October 2016 but before that, he came in as an undefeated fighter from BAMMA. After winning his first three fights in the organization, he lost his next three matches. He is now riding back-to-back wins and his first victory came in UFC Fight Night 147 by defeating Joseph Duffy. His last match was held in September 2019 against Lando Vannata in UFC Fight Night 160. Both wins came from unanimous decisions.

Rafael Fiziev

Rafael Fiziev is a 27-year-old fighter that hails from Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. “Ataman” stands at five-foot-eight and trains at Phuket Top Team. His current record is at 7-1 with five victories coming from knockouts. Prior to coming to the UFC, Fiziev made his mark in different MMA organizations such as Titan FC, Road FC, Primal FC, MMA Kyrgyzstan and W.I.N. Fighting Championship. His UFC deby came in April 2019 where he was put inside the cage against Magomed Mustafaev in UFC Fight Night 149. He received his first professional loss after getting knocked out in the first round. His last fight was against Alex White in UFC Fight Night 162 just this October 2019 and he won via unanimous decision.

Marc Diakiese vs Rafael Fiziev Betting Numbers

Record 14-3-0 7-1-0
Last Fight Win Win
Country England Kyrgyzstan
Height 5′ 10″ 5′ 8″
Weight (lbs) 155 155
Reach (inches) 73 71
Win by KO/TKO 43% 71%
Win by Submission 7% 14%
Decisions 50% 14%
Strikes landed per minute 2.86 4.08
Striking accuracy 37% 50%
Striking absorbed per minute 2.41 3.96
Striking defense 58% 55%
Takedown average 2.5 0.91
Takedown accuracy 40% 100%
Takedown defense 64% 100%
Submission average 0 0

Diakiese vs Fiziev Betting Picks

With more UFC fights under his name, it is safe to pick Marc Diakiese to win this fight according to Online Betting. Fiziev is an interesting prospect but he has yet to showcase his true strength in the UFC.