Fiziev entered the bout ranked No. 10 in the UFC 155-pound rankings while dos Anjos was ranked No. 7. With the win over the former titleholder, Fiziev wants to take on a Top 5 ranked opponent in his next outing and has one in mind. Fiziev is eyeing a fight against No. 5 ranked Justin Gaethje.
“I want a fight with Gaethje,” Fiziev said. “We need to know who is the best for you and for me. If you’re ready, if you’re no scared, if you don’t take s**t, let’s go.”
A bout against former interim lightweight champion and two-time title challenger would be a step up in completion for Fiziev, but he believes the matchup makes sense. He also thinks that, stylistically, the fight would be entertaining for the fans.
“He’s dangerous. He’s also a big challenge for me. He has a lot of chance for knocking me out, and I have a lot of chance for knocking him out,” Fiziev said. “That’s a good fight, I think, for fans also.”
See everything Fiziev had to say following his knockout win on Saturday, including his opinion on Gathje’s kicks in the video below.
Rafael Fiziev: UFC Vegas 58 Post-fight Press Conference Video
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