Rafael Fiziev

Rafael Fiziev: Net Worth 2023, Records and Nationality

UFC star Rafael Fiziev climbed up to the ranks of a title contender in a brief span of 3 years in the promotion. The lightweight fighter had a disappointing start to his promotional debut as he lost the fight against Magomed?Mustafaev at UFC Fight Night 149. However, the 30-year-old turned his fortunes around and racked up impressive wins against fighters such as Rafael dos Anjos in his last trips to the Octagon. In addition, he is currently on a 6-win streak stretching back to 2019. As a result, the surging contender also witnessed an uptick in his ranks. As of March 2023, he is the #6 ranked lightweight.

What is Rafael Fiziev?s net worth in 2023?

Rafael Fiziev hasn't publicly disclosed his net worth. The fight proceedings form the major constituent of his net worth. However, as per some estimates, the figure can be estimated between $100,000- $1 million for the 'Ataman'.?

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Similarly, the former Muay Thai fighter is currently on a pay scale of $50,000 per fight.

His largest payout came in his most recent outing to the Octagon when he picked up a knockout win against Rafael dos Anjos at UFC Vegas 58 in June 2022. Along with his basic pay, he amassed a performance bonus of $50,000. Thus, the Phuket resident took home $100,000.

Rafael Fiziev?s early life and family

Rafael Fiziev was born in Korday, Kazakhstan on March 5, 1993, to an Azerbaijani father and a Russian mother. While he was a child, his family shifted base to Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

A pair of boxing gloves as a gift from his father didn't motivate the #6 ranked lightweight to pick combat sports. However, after encountering bullies due to changes in schools, he took up Muay Thai at the age of 11. He then also simultaneously worked on several other combat sports, including combat sambo, boxing, Jiu Jitsu, and wrestling.

Rafael Fiziev?s Muay Thai career

Rafael Fiziev had a splendid Muay Thai record of 39-8. Despite establishing himself as an acclaimed fighter, he failed to ease past against Sorgraw Petchyindee Academy in both the 2016 and 2017 Tokyo Marathon Tournament finals.

In 2017, he went viral on the internet as his lean-back defensive technique drew parallels with Neo, the protagonist of The Matrix.

Rafael Fiziev?s MMA career

Rafael Fiziev marked his MMA debut in 2015 while still focusing on his Muay Thai career. The Azerbaijani fighter fought in regional promotions, such as ROAD FC and Titan FC, and subsequently, he penned a lucrative deal with UFC in 2019.

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In the promotional debut against Magomed Mustafaev, he had an unpleasant start. But he triumphed against the likes of Alex White, Marc Diakiese, Renato Moicano at UFC 256, Bobby Green at UFC 265, and Brad Riddell. Also, the famed Brazilian Rafael dos Anjos became his 6th victim in his last fight, which also headlined the event.

Rafael Fiziev?s Nationality and Ethnicity

As disclosed earlier, the Tiger Muay Thai product was raised in an ethnically diverse family. His father worked as a police officer in the combat division against drug trafficking.

Before 2021, he represented Kyrgyz during the UFC fights. But, due to the country's discriminatory policies, the fighter now represents the country of his father, Azerbaijan.

Rafael Fiziev Career Earnings & Purse Payouts

Magomed Mustafaev vs. Rafael Fiziev- $12,000

Rafael Fiziev vs. Alex White- $24,000

Rafael Fiziev vs. Marc Diakiese- $78,000

Rafael Fiziev vs. Renato Moicano- $74,000

Rafael Fiziev vs. Bobby Green- $98,50

Rafael Fiziev vs. Brad Riddell- $75,000

Rafael Fiziev?s Championships and accomplishments

  • 3x Kyrgyzstan Muay Thai Champion (2007, 2008, and 2009)

  • 2009 IFMA World Championships Junior Silver 2011

  • Kazakhstan National Champion

  • 2016 IFMA World Championships (B-class) -71kg

  • 2010 WMF Intercontinental -63.5kg Champion

Rafael Fiziev?s Endorsements

?Fiziev is currently tied up in an endorsement deal with Goodies Global.

Is Rafael Fiziev married?

The 12-1 record holder prefers to keep his professional and private spheres different. Therefore, not much is known about his private life. Given the social media activity, one might speculate that the fighter is currently single. However, there is no concrete proof of his marital or bachelor status.

Full NameRafael Fiziev
NickNameAtaman
Birth DateMarch 5, 1993
Birth PlaceKorday, Kazakhstan
NationalityAzerbaijan
Ethnicity
ReligionMuslim
Height5'8"
Weight155 lb
Net Worth$100,000-$1 million
Salary$50,000
Marital StatusNot known

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