Renato Moicano, UFC 300

Renato Moicano survives flooring knockdown, rallies and TKO’s Jalin Turner at UFC 300

The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to us tonight, April 13, 2024, for the biggest event mixed martial arts has ever put on, UFC 300, going down live from the T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada.

Headlining the event is a light-heavyweight title bout between former UFC middleweight champion and current UFC light-heavyweight champion Alex Pereira (9-2), who aims to make the first defense of his title in tonight’s main event opposing no. 1 ranked former UFC light-heavyweight champion Jamahal Hill (13-1).

Co-headlining the event is also a title fight, this one going down at 115 lbs as UFC strawweight champion Weili Zhang (24-3) is set to battle no. 1 ranked Yan Xiaonan in the first ever China versus China title fight in UFC history.

Our feature fight of the evening comes in the lightweight division between no. 2 ranked Justin Gaethje (25-4) and former UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway (25-7), who will slug it out for the BMF title in our third PPV bout of the evening.

Our early preliminary main event came at 155 lbs between no. 10 ranked Jalin Turner (14-8) and no. 13 ranked Renato Moicano (19-5-1).

Following an 8-5 run to begin his mixed martial arts career Turner had since gone 6-2 over his latest eight appearances, all six wins coming via finish and both defeats coming in razor thin split decisions to no. 5 ranked Mateusz Gamrot and no. 9 ranked Dan Hooker, while Moicano had gone 5-2 since moving up to the lightweight division with four rear naked choke finishes.

Continue reading to see how this lightweight affair went down:

Official Result: Renato Moicano def. Jalin Turner via TKO (punches) at 4:11 of round two

Turner hurt Moicano with a body kick in the opening seconds of the bout, Moicano of which desperately tried to secure a body lock takedown immediately following. It took a while, Turner initially defended it well, but was ultimately taken down with Moicano resting in his half guard.

Moicano utilized his incredibly heavy top game for a couple minutes, Turner eventually getting back to his feet with about 90 seconds remaining in the first round. Turner landed a thunderous left hand that floored Moicano on the spot, but allowed him to get back to his feet in the final seconds of round one.

Moicano landed a heavy body kick of his own to begin the second, where he controlled the center for the opening minute before securing a double leg takedown one minute in. Moicano immediately secured mount, Turner eventually making his way over to the fence.

The Brazilian kept him from getting back up however, now sitting in Turner’s half guard. Just as the crowd was beginning to boo Moicano stepped over and secured mount again where he just unloaded on a series of punches and elbows to pick up the second round finish.

Jalin Turner just gave that win up, he could’ve very likely finished the fight had he jumped on Moicano in the first after dropping him.

Renato Moicano on the other hand just picked up his third-straight win, and also picked up the very first knockout victory of his career, and the very first finish of his career not coming via rear naked choke submission.

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Brady Ordway
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