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Jairzinho Rozenstruik vs Shamil Gaziev Preview & Picks – Gaziev To Stop Rozenstruik At UFC Fight Night

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28 Feb 2024
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Leigh Copson 28 Feb 2024
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  • Jairzinho Rozenstruik vs Shamil Gaziev picks for Saturday, March 2
  • UFC Fight Night is taking place at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada
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    Jairzinho Rozenstruik vs Shamil Gaziev Preview & Picks
  • Jairzinho Rozenstruik vs Shamil Gaziev Preview & Picks
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Jairzinho Rozenstruik vs Shamil Gaziev Preview & Picks

Unbeaten Shamil Gaziev is tipped to win this fight via stoppage.

Not only does Gaziev had a big advantage if the fight hits the mat, he also boasts fight-stopping power in the stand-up.

  • 11 of Shamil Gaziev’s 12 victories have come via stoppage
  • 8 of Shamil Gaziev's 11 stoppage wins have ended in the 1st round
  • Jairzinho Rozenstruik has been stopped in 3 of his 5 career losses
  • All 3 of Jairzinho Rozenstruik's stoppage losses have ended in the 1st round

Jairzinho Rozenstruik Form

Jairzinho Rozenstruik is the #12 ranked heavyweight contender with a professional record of 13-5 (12 KOs).

Rozenstruik debuted in the UFC in February 2019 and quickly made an impact with four straight wins, beating two legends along the way.

‘Bigi Boy’ knocked out former heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski in just 29 seconds, and then stopped Alistair Overeem with strikes in the final round.

However, his streak was brought to a halt by a 20-second knockout at the hands of Francis Ngannou, who would go on to become champion, and he has failed to string together wins since then.

The 35-year-old Surinamese fighter bounced back with a second-round knockout of another former champion, Junior Dos Santos, only to then drop a unanimous decision to Ciryl Gane.

Rozenstruik rebounded to knock out Augusto Sakai in round one, but that would prove to be his last win for 18 months.

He dropped a decision to Curtis Blaydes and was then knocked out by Alexander Volkov in the first round, before finally ending his drought with a 23-second demolition of Chris Daukaus.

‘Bigi Boy’ failed to make it back-to-back wins though, as he was submitted in the first round by Jailton Almeida in his only fight in 2023.

Shamil Gaziev Form

Shamil Gaziev is an unranked heavyweight fighter with a career record of 12-0 (8 KOs, 3 Subs).

Gaziev compiled a 10-0 record in the minor leagues of MMA to earn himself an appearance on the Dana White Contender Series.

There he made an impression as he submitted Greg Velasco in the first round of that contest to earn a UFC deal.

The 34-year-old Russian heavyweight then wasted very little time in making an impact in his UFC debut last December.

Gaziev was taken to the second round, but he was able to put away Martin Buday with strikes to set up this meeting with Jairzinho Rozenstruik – the biggest fight of his career to date.

Verdict

Shamil Gaziev is facing the biggest test of his career in the form of Jairzinho Rozenstruik.

We expect him to pass it though – he has the power to knock out Rozenstruik and he has the ground skills to put ‘Bigi Boy’ away if they hit the mat.

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