Rafael Fiziev produced a late stoppage to claim the biggest win of his career as he knocked out former UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos to announce his arrival as a genuine threat to the division's best at 155 pounds.
All 24 fighters hit their contracted weight ahead of fight night in Las Vegas as the UFC continued its relentless schedule with its first event since UFC International Fight Week.
The bad blood may live on, but bragging rights sit firmly with Colby Covington after the former interim welterweight champion dominated rival Jorge Masvidal in the main event of UFC 272.
On Episode 5 of UFC 272 Embedded, Colby Covington and Jorge Masvidal trade shots at the pre-fight press conference before locking eyes in the first big faceoff of fight week in Las Vegas.
On Episode 4 of UFC 272 Embedded, Colby Covington dresses to impress ahead of his media obligations, Bryce Mitchell introduces himself to the rest of the card and Jorge Masvidal takes some pre-fight cryotherapy at the UFC PI.
On Episode 3 of UFC 272 Embedded, Colby Covington brings the energy as his fight week obligations get underway, while a frustrated Rafael Dos Anjos gets a late-notice replacement to keep him on the card.
Check out the first episode of the UFC's "Embedded" fight week video blog as the fighters get set for UFC 272 fight week in Las Vegas.
After a few paperwork issues, February 19th's UFC Fight Night card in Las Vegas now has a new main event, with Johnny Walker vs. Jamahal Hill replacing Rafael Dos Anjos vs. Rafael Fiziev as the event's headliner.