Renato ‘Moicano’ Positive for COVID-19, Bout vs. Rafael Fiziev Rescheduled for UFC 256

By: Tristen Critchfield
Nov 21, 2020


A lightweight bout between Renato Carneiro and Rafael Fiziev that was originally scheduled for UFC on ESPN 18 on Nov. 28 has been moved to UFC 256.

The change cames as a result of “Moicano” testing positive for COVID-19. The news was first reported by Punchline MMA in an interview with Carneiro. UFC 256 takes place on Dec. 12 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas and features a bantamweight championship tilt between Petr Yan and Aljamain Sterling.

After a successful stint at featherweight, “Moicano” made his 155-pound debut at UFC Fight Night 170, where he submitted Damir Hadzovic in just 44 seconds on March 14. He was scheduled to face Magomed Mustafaev on Oct. 17 but withdrew from that contest.

After dropping his Octagon debut, Fiziev has scored back-to-back decision triumphs against Alex White at UFC Fight Night 162 and against Marc Diakiese at UFC Fight Night 172. The 27-year-old Kyrgyzstan native is 8-1 as a professional, with six triumphs coming inside the distance.

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