On Monday, news broke about the cancellation of UFC 272’s scheduled co-main event lightweight bout between Rafael dos Anjos and Rafael Fiziev. The latter was pulled off the card after testing positive for COVID-19, leaving the ex-champ with no dance partner all of a sudden.
Fortunately for RDA, someone is willing to step in. Moments after the news broke, number-four ranked 155-pound contender Islam Makhachev made his intentions known about filling in for Fiziev.
The 30-year-old Dagestani wants to settle his “unfinished business” with the Brazilian veteran.
The UFC has yet to make things official.