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A lightweight matchup between the streaking, Rafael ‘Ataman’ Fiziev, and veteran division mainstay, Bobby ‘King’ Green has been added to UFC 265 on August 7th. — with the event scheduled to take place at the Toyota Centre in Houston, Texas.
Undefeated in his last three, Tiger Muay Thai ace, Fiziev scored first round knockout victory over recent feature, Renato Moicano at UFC 256 last December at the UFC Apex facility in Las Vegas, Nevada.
For veteran, San Bernardino native, Green — the 34-year-old had his three-fight undefeated run halted by upcoming headliner, Thiago Moises back in October of last year at UFC Vegas 12 — dropping a unanimous decision loss. News of the lightweight pairing was first reported by ESPN MMA reporter, Brett Okamoto.
9-1 as a professional, former Road FC and Titan FC feature, Fiziev holds a 3-1 record under the UFC since his transition to the Octagon back in April of 2019.
Debuting with a first round spinning back kick knockout loss to Magomed Mustafaev, the Kazakhstan native has since managed to lodge Octagon victories over Alex White, Marc Diakiese, and the aforenoted, Moicano. From his nine professional wins, Fiziev has nabbed six knockout stoppages.
Green, 34, has featured a whopping 15-times under the UFC’s banner, following stints under the banners of Strikeforce and KOTC (King Of The Cage).
With a 27-11 professional record, Green holds eight knockout wins and nine further submission victories — taking home wins against the likes of Henry Briones, Charles Bennett, Daron Cruickshank, James Krause, Pat Healy, Josh Thomson, Erik Koch, Clay Guida, and Lando Vannata.
UFC 265 takes place on August 7th. from the Toyota Centre in Houston, Texas — with an interim heavyweight title fight between Derrick Lewis and Ciryl Gane scheduled to headline the card. In the night’s co-headliner, two-weight champion, Amanda Nunes defends her bantamweight crown opposite Julianna Pena.
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