Rafael Fiziev says he will not take advantage of the elevated platform when he closes the card for the first time in his career against former champion Rafael Dos Anjos in the main event of UFC Fight Night on Saturday.
The main UFC Fight Night card (9 p.m. ET) from the Apex facility in Las Vegas features an important lightweight battle.
Despite being widely regarded as one of the loaded division's most promising prospects, the No. 10-ranked Fiziev is still relatively unknown to the general public.
He hopes to change that by defeating No. 7-ranked Dos Anjos, who is looking to reclaim his title shot with an impressive performance of his own.
In the most recent UFC Fight Night: Dos Anjos vs. Fiziev odds, Fiziev is a -210 favourite (risk $210 to win $100), while Dos Anjos is a +185 underdog.
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