5 FT 5 INS / 167 CM
Welterweight (165 LB / 75 KG)
Rafael Aghayev is inarguably the greatest karate fighter of this generation having won the World Championships five times. No other fighter has exhibited the level of skill in every area of fighting as Aghayev has with masterful punches, kicks and otherworldly take downs. Rafael is an innovator of fighting and regularly creates new ways to dissect his opponents. He regularly gives up reach and weight to his opponents, but it has never once bothered him or kept him from finding a way to win. He is the pride of Azerbaijani sports.
RAFAEL AGHAYEV v DIONICIO GUSTAVO