Regrettably, Renato Moicano has missed out on a significant chance to advance in his career. Reliable sources have informed MMA Fighting that Moicano has been forced to withdraw from his anticipated UFC Vegas 72 lightweight fight with Arman Tsarukyan, which would have topped the bill at the upcoming April 29th UFC APEX event.
Numerous insiders have stated that Moicano’s absence is due to a knee injury. It is not yet clear if a substitute fighter will take Moicano’s place against Tsarukyan, or if a different matchup will feature as the main event.
Moicano aimed to build on his impressive submission victory over Brad Riddell last November at UFC 281, during which he declared, “Moicano wants money,” in his now-viral post-fight speech. After moving up to the 155-pound category, the former featherweight fighter has accumulated a 4-2 record.
On the other hand, Tsarukyan is an up-and-coming star in the lightweight division, having won six of his past seven battles. In his most recent encounter in December, he won a unanimous decision over Damir Ismagulov, who had only lost two out of his 26 professional matches.