Rafael Fiziev, a currently very popular fighter whom everyone wanted to see in that fight with Gamrot, unfortunately suffered a second-round injury TKO loss to Mateusz Gamrot in the UFC Fight Night 228. At the beginning of the match, it was clear that Fiziev would give a tough fight, the match could go in any direction.
He even had a couple of good attempts that could have ended the match, but in the second round he suffered a severe injury. Of course, we are all sorry for such an outcome, but it is common in sports, especially in combat sports such as MMA.
Fiziev's terrible injury, we hope that he will recover as soon as possible
This was the second defeat in a row for this promising fighter, let's remember that he lost in March to Justin Gaethje. At first glance, the injury does not seem optimistic at all and it seems that Fiziev will have to recover for a long time.
Fiziev (12-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC) attempted a leg kick, then fell to the floor in pain, which Gamrot took advantage of and won by stoppage in the second round.
“I will be back,” Fiziev said. “I’m just sad because I had a very great camp, and I was ready to show my best skills.
And I’m sad because it happened only in the second round. … We have plans, but God has different plans. His plan is always the best”. as quoted by MMAJunkie. Let's remember that many fighters came back even better after injury, but we have to admit that they are a minority.
It remains to be seen how Fiziev will recover and what he will be like when he returns. It is very important that he recovers in the right way, because health is the most important thing. We will not be able to know how this case will end any time soon.
We have to wait and be patient and hope that Fiziev recovers quickly, so maybe he will get a chance for a rematch against Gamrot.