A massive fight between top-15 contenders Arman Tsarukyan and Renato Moicano has just been announced as the main event for UFC Fight Night 223 at an undisclosed location and venue, per MMA Meta.
This fight takes place in the Lightweight (155 lbs) division.
Arman Tsarukyan is ranked #8 at Lightweight, and holds a professional record of 19-3 (6-2 UFC), holding credible victories over Damir Ismagulov, Joel Alvarez, and Matt Frevola.
Renato Moicano is ranked #13 at Lightweight, and has a professional record of 17-5-1 (9-5 UFC). He holds notable wins over Alexander Hernandez, Calvin Kattar, and Cub Swanson.
Official odds have yet to be released.
Arman Tsarukyan recently rebounded from his loss to Mateusz Gamrot with a decision victory over Damir Ismagulov. He would showcase his dominant wrestling and improved striking game to secure the victory, again proving himself to be a threatening contender. Tsarukyan is one of the most prominent prospects in the division, only losing decisions against Gamrot and the Lightweight Champion Islam Makhachev. He'll look to secure his first UFC main event win by using his complete martial arts skillset in this matchup.
Renato Moicano captured the attention of many fans in his last bout at UFC 281. After defeating Brad Riddell in the first round with a rear naked choke, he seized the microphone to deliver one of the best post-fight interviews in UFC history. He screamed down the mic about wanting more money and feeling disrespected after only losing to the most elite in the UFC, referencing his losses to Rafael Dos Anjos, Jose Aldo, and "The Korean Zombie" Chan Sung Jung. This interview seized the engagement of many fans, and Moicano will be looking to use his powerful striking and dangerous submissions to secure the biggest win of his career in this matchup.
This is a banger of a fight in the Lightweight division, which is constantly proving to be one of the UFC's most entertaining and competitive divisions. So who do you have winning this one? As a member of the Verdict Community, let us know your prediction in the comments below.