That was the second time the bout was canceled or postponed, as their original encounter at UFC 254 was pulled after RDA tested positive for COVID-19. Despite not getting the chance to face RDA at UFC Vegas 14, Makhachev wants to finish his business with the former lightweight champion.
Makhachev posted the following on Twitter:
Great fight @RdosAnjosMMA congrats! Let’s finish our business in nearest future ----— Makhachev Islam (@MAKHACHEVMMA) November 15, 2020
Paul Felder wound up replacing Makhachev against Dos Anjos, but Dos Anjos still walked away from the encounter with a split decision win on that night.
There has been no response yet from Dos Anjos, who is now ranked ahead of Makhachev in the UFC lightweight division rankings.