An injury to Rafael Fiziev created an opportunity for Renato Moicano to step in on five days notice to face Rafael dos Anjos at UFC 272.
Moicano (16-4-1), 32, won the Rafael dos Anjos sweepstakes, beating out Islam Makhachev and others who angled Dana White to step in. He is currently unranked in the division and comes in on a two-fight submission finish win streak, ironically after losing to Fiziev. His last fight was submission win over Alexander Hernandez at UFC 271 last month.
He will face the No.6 lightweight in dos Anjos (30-13-0), 37, who snapped a two-fight losing skid with a win over Paul Felder back at UFC Vegas 14 in November 2020.
The fight will be contested at a 160-pound catchweight.
UFC 272 is scheduled for Saturday Mar. 5 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Scheduled bouts include:
#1 COLBY COVINGTON (16-3-0) VS. #6 JORGE MASVIDAL (35-15-0)
#6 RAFAEL DOS ANJOS (30-13-0) VS. RENATO MOICANO (16-4-1)
#9 JESSICA EYE (15-10-0, 1NC) VS. MANON FIOROT (8-1-0)
#3 MARINA RODRIGUEZ (15-1-2) VS. #4 YAN XIAONAN (13-2-0, 1NC)
SERGEY SPIVAK (13-3-0) VS. GREG HARDY (7-4-0, 1NC)
KEVIN HOLLAND (21-7-0, 1NC) VS. ALEX OLIVEIRA (22-11-1, 1NC)
JALIN TURNER (11-5-0) VS. JAMIE MULLARKEY (14-4-0)
#10 EDSON BARBOZA (22-10-0) VS. #11 BRYCE MITCHELL (14-0-0)
#9 JESSICA EYE (15-10-0) VS. #14 MANON FIOROT (8-1-0)
MARIYA AGAPOVA (10-2-0) VS. MARYNA MOROZ (10-3-0)
TIM ELLIOTT (17-12-1) VS. TAGIR ULANBEKOV (14-1-0)
MICHEL OLEKSIEJCZUK (16-4-0, 1NC) VS. DUSTIN JACOBY (16-5-1)
DEVONTE SMITH (11-3-0) VS. ERICK GONZALEZ (14-6-0)
Enjoy the fights.