The lightweight main event at UFC Vegas 79 was expected to propel the winner closer to championship contention at 155 pounds, but questions still remain after Mateusz Gamrot emerged victorious from his bout with Rafael Fiziev.
The UFC returns to its Las Vegas home of the UFC Apex for this weekend's UFC Fight Night event, as lightweight contenders Rafael Fiziev and Mateusz Gamrot get set to face off in the main event.
UFC 286 in London now has confirmed main event and co-main event bouts, with the UK's returning champion set to put his title on the line.
Rafael Fiziev produced a late stoppage to claim the biggest win of his career as he knocked out former UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos to announce his arrival as a genuine threat to the division's best at 155 pounds.
All 24 fighters hit their contracted weight ahead of fight night in Las Vegas as the UFC continued its relentless schedule with its first event since UFC International Fight Week.
The UFC's lightweight division is an exciting place heading into the summer, and crowd-pleasing 155er Rafael Fiziev plans to make sure he's in the thick of it.
After a few paperwork issues, February 19th's UFC Fight Night card in Las Vegas now has a new main event, with Johnny Walker vs. Jamahal Hill replacing Rafael Dos Anjos vs. Rafael Fiziev as the event's headliner.
At UFC on ESPN 31, Jose Aldo turned back the clock once again as he halted the momentum of a fellow contender and reminded the world that he's still very much a factor in the UFC's bantamweight division.
Two elite strikers will go toe to toe in the co-main event of UFC on ESPN 31 on Saturday night as former sparring partners Brad Riddell and Rafael Fiziev get set to face off at the UFC Apex.
Fighters Only's Simon Head is on hand to highlight four under-the-radar matchups that should deliver plenty of fireworks this weekend.