UFC 286 winner Justin Gaethje wants another title shot after leaving Rafael Fiziev’s face a bloody mess.
UFC 286 was an absolute thriller, and JUSTIN GAETHJE left Rafael Fiziev’s face a bloody mess by winning on points.
Three rounds of brutality between the lightweights lived up to the hype at the London co-main event.
Two judges had it 29-28 in Gaethje’s favor and one had it tied at 28, but the majority decision went to Gaethje.
Although Gaethje continued on to his second victory in as many fights, Fiziev was left bloodied and bruised after losing.
At 49 percent, the American landed 66 significant head trikes and joked about going for the takedown.
I got my takedown, everyone can stop talking now,” Gaethje said. Don’t worry about the fans. Dear naysayers, I adore you.
Until his match with Gaethje, 30-year-old Fiziev had won six consecutive bouts.
Since losing to UFC legend Khabib Nurmagomedov in 2020 for the lightweight title, he now wants another shot at the belt.
He warned, “Those guys are young and hungry; that’s a dangerous man right there. However, I don’t plan on sticking around for too much longer.
“I’m trying one more run at the title.”