Rafael Dos Anjos vs Rafael Fiziev lightweight bout will headline UFC Vegas 58 or UFC on ESPN 39 event on July 9, 2022.
Taking place just a week after UFC 276, the event will feature the likes of Said Nurmagomedov, Jamie Pickett, Jamie Mullarkey, and TUF 29 winner Ricky Turcois among others.
The bout between Rafael Dos Anjos and Rafael Fiziev has been postponed twice earlier this year. The bout was first scheduled for the UFC Fight Night event on February 19, 2022. However, it was moved to UFC 272 due to visa issues for Fiziev. One week before the bout, Fiziev tested positive for COVID-19. Renato Moicano stepped up to face Anjos in a 5-round 160 lbs catchweight bout. RDA dominated the rearranged bout and won via unanimous decision.
That bout was RDA’s first bout in 15 months after he returned to the lightweight division to beat Paul Fedler in November 2020. Fiziev is currently on a roll with 5 wins in a row in UFC. His latest win came against Brad Riddel in December 2021. He has earlier defeated Bobby Green and Renato Moicano.
Below is the complete fight card for UFC Vegas 58: Dos Anjos vs Fiziev:-
- Main Event: Rafael Dos Anjos vs Rafael Fiziev – Lightweight Bout (Video Highlights)
- Caio Borralho vs Armen Petrosyan – Middleweight Bout
- Said Nurmagomedov vs Douglas Silva de Andrade – Bantamweight bout
- Jared Vanderaa vs Chase Sherman – Heavyweight Bout
- Cynthia Calvillo vs Nina Nunes – Women’s Flyweight Bout
- Aiemann Zahabi vs Ricky Turcios – Bantamweight Bout
- Michael Johnson vs Jamie Mullarkey – Lightweight Bout
- Tresean Gore vs Cody Brundage – Middleweight Bout
- Antonina Shevchenko vs Cortney Casey – Women Flyweight Bout
- David A. Onama vs Garrett Armfield – Featherweight Bout
- Karl Roberson vs Kennedy Nzechukwu – Light Heavyweight Bout
- Saidyokub Kakhramonov vs Ronnie Lawrence – Bantamweight Bout
Cancelled or moved bout
- Cody Garbrandt vs Rani Yahya– Bantamweight Bout(Garbrandt was scheduled to face Rani Yahya as per social media posts from both fighters. Yahya pulled out of the event due to a neck injury)
- Tresean Gore vs Josh Fremd – Featherweight Bout(Sherdog reported Tresean Gore vs Josh Fremd bout earlier. Another report from Sherdog revealed that Fremd is injured and has pulled out of the fight.)
- Jamie Pickett vs Abdul Razak Alhassan(MMA Junkie reported this bout, but Alhassan pulled out due to undisclosed reasons and was replaced by Denis Tiuliulin.)
- Austin Lingo vs David Onama – Lingo withdrew from the bout due to an undisclosed reason.
- Jamie Pickett vs Denis Tiuliulin – Tiuliulin pulled out with an undisclosed reason. Source- Twitter/ProdigyDFC
- Maryna Moroz vs Sijara Eubanks – Sijara Eubanks confirmed the news via the Instagram page that this bout moved to September 17 UFC event