Rafael dos Anjos and Renato Moicano will be fighting in the 160-pound co-main event of UFC 272


Rafael dos Anjos is an opponent in UFC 272.

After Rafael Fiziev had to withdraw from the COVID -19, Renato Mocano accepted an opportunity at a later date to take on dos Anjos in Las Vegas.

Multiple people with knowledge of the negotiations confirmed the news to MMA Fighting on Tuesday with verbal agreements in place for the fight. Contracts are expected to be issued any time now.

The fight will take place in five rounds and is co-main event of the UFC 272.

As Fiziev quit the fight, Moicano offered his services immediately to secure the matchup against former lightweight champion March 5..

Numerous fighters tried to book the fight, including Islam Makhachev who asked for the bout to take place at 170 pound, but it didn’t happen.

Now Moicano will get the opportunity with hopes of building on his two-fight win streak including a dominant submission finish over Alexander Hernandez at UFC 271 in February. With only three days until the event, Moicano will fly to Las Vegas from Brazil on Tuesday.

The co-main show between dos Anjos & Moicano will be the main event on Saturday. Former teammates Jorge Masvidal vs. Colby Covington will compete in a 5-round grudge match.