Renato Moicano and Rafael Fiziev will fight at UFC event on November 28th.
Renato Moicano was set to make his second appearance as a lightweight in the UFC on Oct. 17, when he was supposed to be taking on Magomed Mustafaev in Abu Dhabi’s Fight Island, but he ultimately pulled from the bout.
Moicano (14-3-1) impressed in his 155-pound debut in March, when he had a short night at the office, when handing Damir Hadzovic with a 44-second rear-naked choke finish in Brazil. Moicano went 5-3 as a featherweight in the octagon, including wins over Cub Swanson and Jeremy Stephens. Moicano went on a two fight skid before his jump up to 155 pounds, losing to Jose Aldo and Chan Sung Jung, this respectfully persuaded the Brazilians move up to Lightweight. Moicano was looking to build up more momentum following his recent submission win at UFC Fight Night 170, but the cancellation of his scheduled fight on October 17th slowed down his lightweight trajectory to the top.
On the other hand, Fiziev, 27, has eight wins and only a lone career setback. The Kazakh is coming from consecutive positive wins, against Alex White and Marc Diakiese. His only loss in his PRO mma career came in the hands off Magomed Mustafaev, when he was knocked out by in the first round, in his UFC debut. In his most recent win Fiziev, put ona clinic against Diakiese, understandably the pair was awarded with a bonus check of $50,000 each for producing the “Fight of the Night” at the behind-closed doors on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. But the skills Fiziev showcased, together with the power he was able to unleash from his leg kicks, appeared to earn him a hard fought unanimous decision with scores of 30-28 and 29-28 (twice).
With the addition of the bout, the event now shapes up like:
Heavyweight: Curtis Blaydes vs. Derrick Lewis
Bantamweight: Norma Dumont vs. Ashley Evans-Smith
Heavyweight: Parker Porter vs. Josh Parisian
Bantamweight: Anderson Berinja vs. Martin Day
Flyweight: Rachael Ostovich vs. Gina Mazany
Flyweight: Malcolm Gordon vs. Su Mudaerji
Lightweight: Renato Moicano vs. Rafael Fiziev