UFC Fight Night 228 Preview: Rafael Fiziev vs. Mateusz Gamrot Prediction, Odds, and Picks (Sep 23)
- Rafael Fiziev is widely considered one of the best strikers in the UFC Lightweight Division.
- Mateusz Gamrot is a former KSW champ whose strongest weapon is wrestling.
Rafael Fiziev vs. Mateusz Gamrot is the main event of UFC Fight Night 228, which will take place in Vegas on September 23. This is a duel between one of the best kickboxers in the lightweight division (Fiziev) and a prolific wrestler (Gamrot). Which fighting style will prevail this coming Saturday?
How to Watch
- When: Saturday, September 23, 2023, at 10:00 p.m ET
- Where: UFC Apex, Vegas, Nevada
- How to Watch: ESPN+
Rafael Fiziev is 12-2 in his professional MMA career, with his UFC record being 6-2. His first-ever loss happened on his UFC debut in 2019, while the second time he lost was in his most recent fight. The fight in question happened last March and we saw Fiziev lose to Justin Gaethje by a majority decision.
Before inking a deal with the UFC, Fiziev was also parallelly competing in Muay Thai competitions. In fact, this combat sport is the one in which he competed for nearly a decade, with his record being 39-8.
When it comes to his next opponent, Mateusz Gamrot is 22-2-1 in MMA, while before switching to this spot, he was an accomplished wrestler. Actually, he won several medals in submission wrestling representing his home country of Poland.
His biggest success in his MMA career was winning championship belts in two weight careers while fighting in KSW. Since switching his allegiance to the UFC, he’s 5-2.
Rafael Fiziev vs. Mateusz Gamrot Prediction
Fiziev is such a good striker that we honestly doubt his opponent can do anything in this fight. In fact, the best scenario Gamrot can dream of is to stay in the Octagon for a full five minutes. Still, it’s way more likely that Fiziev is going to knock him out early.