Rafael dos Anjos defeated Renato Moicano at UFC 272. | Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC

Rafael dos Anjos defeated Renato Moicano at UFC 272. On Twitter, pro fighters reacted to the bout.

In a bloody stand-up battle, former lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos dished out quite a lot of damage on short-notice replacement Renato Moicano. Although the fight could have been stopped before the final bell, the contest went the distance and ‘RDA’ scored a unanimous decision win after five rounds. On Twitter, pro fighters reacted to the match.

RDA looks in great shape #UFC272

— JIMI MANUWA (@POSTERBOYJM) March 6, 2022

Good fight so far. @RdosAnjosMMA has one of my favorite styles in the sport. Good ability to mix everything together, high level in every area, and on top of that he’s an absolute dog.

— Lando Vannata (@GroovyLando) March 6, 2022

20-18 RDA who is in full control.
Moicano needs to risk things if he wants to win.@ufc #UFC272

— Aleksandar Rakic (@rakic_ufc) March 6, 2022

That year off looks like it’s doing RDA good! Man he looks sharp! #UFC272

— Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson (@WonderboyMMA) March 6, 2022

RDA mixing it up so well. Looks incredible #UFC272

— Brendan Loughnane (@BrendanMMA) March 6, 2022

Man moicano is tough

— Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) March 6, 2022

Shitttttt that was a beating !!! Sure he went out a few times #UFC272

— JIMI MANUWA (@POSTERBOYJM) March 6, 2022

Moicano blows his nose on the stool with a swollen eye. ‍♂️

— Kenny Florian (@kennyflorian) March 6, 2022

Moicano is a WARRIOR!!!! this has to be FOTN!!! #ufc272

— Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson (@WonderboyMMA) March 6, 2022

Mad respect for @moicanoufc #ufc272

— Marvin Vettori (@MarvinVettori) March 6, 2022

Stop it or keep reffing the fight. #UFC272

— Justin Gaethje (@Justin_Gaethje) March 6, 2022

The Dr is suppose to protect the fighter. This was an opportunity pic.twitter.com/A1htQN9hag

— @CrisCyborg.Com #RematchSzn (@criscyborg) March 6, 2022

The co main even did not disappoint, great fight @RdosAnjosMMA & @moicanoufc #ufc272

— Miesha Tate (@MieshaTate) March 6, 2022

Mad respect to Moicano! IF A MAN WANTS OUT HE’LL FIND A WAY OUT!!! Great work by Goddard and that doctor!!! Let the fighters fight. #UFC272

— Tanner Boser (@BulldozerBoser) March 6, 2022

RDA has been on fire #UFC272

— Cub Swanson (@CubSwanson) March 6, 2022

Wow! Omg give that guy a bonus. That guy has a heart that most fighters can only dream of having. @ufc

— Jamie Varner (@jamievarner) March 6, 2022

One of the most gangster fights I have ever seen. Huge fan of both men

— Erik Jon Koch (@NEWBREED04) March 6, 2022

Man Brazilian toughness.#UFC272

— tim means (@MeansTim) March 6, 2022

It’s up to the Fighter if they want to quit or continue. Nobody else.

@RdosAnjosMMA @moicanoufc

— Dominick Cruz (@DominickCruz) March 6, 2022

SOOOOOO MUCH RESPECT FOR @moicanoufc WHAT A FIGHT! #UFC272

— Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson (@WonderboyMMA) March 6, 2022

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