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USA Today Sports Media Group
USA Today Sports Media Group
and Abbey Subhan

Sean Shelby’s Shoes: What’s next for Rafael Fiziev after UFC Fight Night 228 injury TKO loss?

(ALSO SEE: Sean Shelby’s Shoes: What’s next for Mateusz Gamrot after UFC Fight Night 228 win?)

Rafael Fiziev’s night ended early at UFC Fight Night 228 when a knee injury brought an end to his main event with Mateusz Gamrot.

It was an unfortunate end for Fiziev (12-3 MMA, 6-3 UFC), who saw his leg buckle in the second round of the lightweight contest at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, giving Gamrot (23-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC) the TKO win.

After putting together a six-fight winning streak at 155 pounds, Fiziev has now lost back-to-back fights after he fell short against Justin Gaethje at UFC 286 in March. To make matters worse, he likely has a tough road to recover ahead, which means sitting on this tough run for the foreseeable future.

It’s an example of how quickly things can shift in a fighter’s career, and Fiziev seemingly has some challenging times ahead.

Watch the video above for thoughts and analysis on what’s next for him after UFC Fight Night 228.

For more on the card, visit MMA Junkie’s event hub for UFC Fight Night 228.

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