Each Division's Prospect to Watch for in 2022: Part Two

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Each Division's Prospect to Watch for in 2022: Part Two

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Each Division's Prospect to Watch for in 2022: Part Two

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Lightweight prospect – The future champion at 155 pounds is Rafael Fiziev. I believe he has the skills now to win it, but he has to just show more in his fights. With his only loss being against Magomed Mustafaev in his UFC debut in 2019, he has been on a tear since then. He has not lost and has had a couple of highlight knockouts against longtime challenger Renato Moicano and another hot prospect Brad Riddell. His Muay Thai background is extensive, and his striking is to be reckoned with in this division. He was able to outstrike Bobby Green in a Fight of the Night performance at UFC 265 also. With his striking acumen, you would be hard pressed to find a better striker in the division, let alone one with his type of power.

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