Remember the Muay Thai fighter “Rafael ‘Ataman’ Fiziev “ who blocks kicks without using his hands or arms?
Well let me remind you of the day Dana White posted this video and show you who I am referring to!
This is the craziest shit I have ever seen!!!!! pic.twitter.com/m1qevc5IE6
— Dana White (@danawhite) February 2, 2017
The video went viral and became widely noticed in the MMA community after White posted it on his Instagram and Twitter accounts, with the caption
“This is the craziest s*** I have ever seen!!!!!”
It seems like Phoenix president Yerevanian and Phoenix officials were quicker to secure this talent and add him to the list of warriors being recruited for London event. Fiziev will be taking part of Phoenix 3 “ UK vs. The World “ at the O2 arena this September. He takes on Salah ‘Beast’ Khalifa, currently one of the UK’s best fighters at 70kg as part of the Muay Thai card.
Fiziev, 23, is a kickboxer and MMA fighter who fights out of Thailand but hails from Kyrgyzstan, the same home country of UFC women’s bantamweight #1 contender Valentina Shevchenko and her sister Antonina Shevchenko who is also fighting on this card. His relationship with Pavel Fedetov ( Head coach of Valentina ), who he considers his mentor, gives us a glimpse of the type of mental toughness and technical abilities this fighter possesses.
We can only hope Fiziev, takes that RED PILL again and executes more stunning offensive and defensive moves in his upcoming fight at Phoenix 3.