Islam Makhachev ready to fight Rafael Dos Anjos at UFC 272 after Fiziev pulls out

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Rafael Fiziev has pulled out of his scheduled fight against Rafael Dos Anjos which was supposed to take place at UFC 272 in Las Vegas, Nevada. However, top lightweight contender Islam Makhachev is ready to replace Fiziev and has agreed to fight at the welterweight limit.

Rafael Fiziev had arrived in Las Vegas from Thailand, but he contracted covid and has been battling it for the past 3 days.

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I’m devastated to announce that I’m out of the fight. I had a great camp and was ready to put on the show, I flew all the way to Vegas from Thailand just to get sick with covid, for 3 days I’m in hotel bed with fever, bones pain and cough. I called out RDA and I still want that fight when my health will allow me to compete again. Apologies to him, but saying that I was faking it is complete nonsense. Time will put everything in place,” Fiziev said on Twitter.

Immediately after it was announced that Rafael Fiziev has pulled out of his fight, Islam Makhachev threw his hat in to replace the Kazakh fighter.

170 ??? Let’s do it. We have unfinished business RDA @ufc @espnmma @bokamotoESPN @MMAjunkieJohnMakhahev said on Twitter.

Islam Makhachev fought last weekend at UFC Vegas 49 against Bobby Green and he put on a dominant performance and defeated him via TKO in the first round.

UFC lightweight fighter Paul Felder also threw his hat in to fight Rafael Dos Anjos.

I wonder if the course of the dragon still holds true with an immediate rematch? 174” Felder said. “How many days this time?

Although a lot of fighters have thrown their name to fight Rafael Dos Anjos, however, a fight between him and Islam Makhachev would make a lot of sense as it’s a bigger and a more competitive fight.

UFC 272 is headlined by a welterweight fight between Jorge Masvidal and Colby Covington.



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