The Best 30 Under 30 | Athletes 20-11

Rakhmonov is an absolute force at welterweight, and he’s finished every professional fight he’s been in. He’s 16-0 with eight wins by knockout and eight wins by submission. Rakhmonov’s UFC wins have come over Alex Oliveira, Michel Prazeres, Carlston Harris and Neil Magny.

The 28-year-old from Kazakhstan is still looking for his breakthrough moment, and once he gets it, massive things are ahead.

Next Up: A rescheduled bout with Geoff Neal at UFC 285 could be Rakhmonov’s chance to shine. Fighting in front of a big crowd on a huge PPV event with millions of eyes watching is just what Rakhmonov needs to become a household name.

12. Rafael Fiziev

Rafael Fiziev turns 30 in early March, so now’s the perfect time to put him on this list. The 29-year-old Kill Cliff FC fighter has quickly climbed the lightweight ranks and he’s done it in style.

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