A November 28th fight between Renato Moicano and Rafael Fiziev will not happen on December 12th after a positive COVID-19 test took Moicano out of the original booking.
The announcement was first reported in an interview by Punchline MMA.
Moicano’s last fight was in March, where he snapped a two-fight losing streak with a win over Damir Hadzovic. The win for Moicano saw him stop Hadzovic in the opening minute with a rear naked choke.
The fight would join a card which is scheduled to happen in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Fiziev last competed in July, where he took a decision win against Marc Diakiese.
Here’s the updated card for UFC 256.
Bout 14: Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Brandon Moreno (18-5-1) (UFC Flyweight Championship)
Bout 13: Mackenzie Dern (9-1) vs. Virna Jandiroba (16-1) (Strawweight)
Bout 12: Dwight Grant (10-3) vs. Li Jingliang (17-6) (Welterweight)
Bout 11: Marvin Vettori (15-3-1) vs. Ronaldo Souza (26-8) (Middleweight)
Bout 10: Tecia Torres (11-5) vs. Angela Hill (12-9) (Strawweight)
Bout 9: Chase Hooper (9-1-1) vs. Peter Barrett (11-4) (Featherweight)
Bout 8: Junior dos Santos (21-8) vs. Ciryl Gane (6-0) (Heavyweight)
Bout 7: Billy Quarantillo (15-2) vs. Gavin Tucker (12-1) (Featherweight)
Bout 6: Serghei Spivac (11-2) vs. Jared Vanderaa (11-4) (Heavyweight)
Bout 5: Karl Roberson (9-3) vs. Dalcha Lungiambula (10-2) (Middleweight)
Bout 4: Cub Swanson (26-11) vs. Daniel Pineda (27-13) (Featherweight)
Bout 3: Tony Ferguson (25-4) vs. Charles Oliveira (29-8) (Lightweight)
Bout 2: Andrea Lee (11-5) vs. Gillian Robertson (9-4) (Flyweight)
Bout 1: Renato Moicano (14-3-1) vs. Rafael Fiziev (8-1) (Lightweight)