UFC has found a replacement for Rafael Fiziev. Kyrgyzstan’s finest was scheduled to fight Rafael dos Anjos this upcoming Saturday night at UFC 272, but Fiziev tested positive for COVID-19 and was forced to withdrew.
UFC’s wish was to keep RDA on the card and now they’ve managed to find him another opponent. Brazil’s Renato Moicano will be the one stepping up on a six day notice.
The All-Brazilian bout will take place at a 72.5 kg catchweight and it will server as the co-man event of Colby Covington and Jorge Masvidal.
Moicano, 32, has won three of his last four fights since he moved down to lightweight. He defeated Alexander Hernandez at UFC 271 on February 12.