UFC 272 is all set to take place this Saturday. The co-main event features the much-anticipated fight between Renato Moicano and Rafael dos Anjos. The duo will take on each other for a five-round catchweight bout. Both the fighters are looking sharp and will be looking forward to getting a finish. Here is the Renato Moicano vs Rafael dos Anjos.
UFC 272: Renato Moicano vs Rafael Dos Anjos Fight Preview
UFC 272: Rafael dos Anjos vs Renato Moicano Fight Review
The catchweight bout between Moicano and dos Anjos is going to take place at UFC 272 this weekend. The event will take place inside the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The fight fans are extremely excited to see the fight due to the unpredictability of the fighters involved in the match-up.
The fight was originally scheduled to feature dos Anjos and Rafael Fizev. But after that, it was discovered that Fizev was suffering from COVID and had to withdraw his name. In that situation, UFC was looking for potential replacement fighters and Islam Makhachev responded. But the UFC chose Moicano over Dagestani and gave him the opportunity on very short notice.
dos Anjos is currently the #6 fighter in the UFC lightweight rankings and is looking forward to continuing his winning streak. In his last octagon appearance at UFC Fight Night 182, dos Anjos defeated Paul Felder via split decision. dos Anjos is in a very tight spot and has only two wins in his last six fights.
The former champ is an aggressive fighter who believes in adding more volume to his striking and dominating. The fighter has a black belt in both Brazilian Jiu-jitsu and Muay Thai. Most of dos Anjos’ career wins have come from decision and submission. A win against Moicano might help him rise in the overall rankings.
Moicano will be coming into the fight with a two-fight win streak which started at UFC Vegas 30 against Jai Hubert. That win came after a devastating KO loss against Rafael Fiziev at UFC 256. In his last fight, Moicano beat Alexander Hernandez via submission at UFC 271. Moicano has a background in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu and Muay Thai.
The fighter doesn’t have a single knockout win in his career but is a submission specialist. A win against dos Anjos will propel him in the lightweight rankings.
UFC 272: Renato Moicano vs Rafael Dos Anjos Hill Prediction
It will be an extremely interesting match-up between two Brazilians with very similar fighting styles. The only thing that differentiates the fighters is the experience dos Anjos has as a fighter. Even though both the fighters are grapplers, it seems like most of the fight will take place on the feet. Dos Anjos will start up aggressively and will out-volume Moicano throughout the fight.
And given Moicano took the fight on short notice, going five rounds against dos Anjos is very hard to do. The only way for Moicano to win is to get the rear-naked choke but it might not be the case with dos Anjos who is a great wrestler himself.