Rafael Fiziev is riding the crest of a wave. He’s won five UFC fights in a row and knocked out fellow Tiger Muay Thai alumni Brad Riddell last weekend.

Following his victory at UFC Vegas 44 the 28 year old was asked what his plans were and he says he’s heading to Thailand:


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The country recently loosened travel restrictions and Fiziev will be taking a trip to Tiger Muay Thai. The journey from Las Vegas to Phuket sounds like a long one though:

“Next plan is a 17 1/2 hour flight to Thailand. Only to Singapore and after to Thailand, thank you to my team at Tiger Muay Thai for waiting for me one year,” he said at the post fight presser.

Fiziev started out fighting in Asia. he made his pro debut in China and went on to fight in Thailand and Korea before earning a UFC contract.

He has also fought in a few Muay Thai bouts in Thailand and showcased his striking skills last weekend with a spinning wheel kick KO. Having picked up a $50,000 USD bonus for that performance he will probably be flying first class!