UFC: Arman Tsarukyan vs. Renato Moicano Expected for April 29 Main Event

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Arman Tsarukyan, UFC Vegas 57 weigh-in Credit: Alex Behunin/Cageside Press

The UFC has tapped a pair of lightweight stars to headline the promotion’s April 29 event.

Arman Tsarukyan (19-3) will face Renato Moicano (17-5-1) at the Fight Night event late next month, per a report by Meta MMA.

Moicano confirmed the match-up on social media on Thursday.

For Brazil’s Moicano, the bout will be his second main event in the promotion, after headlining a card in 2019 in a losing effort against The Korean Zombie. With over eight years in the UFC, Moicano has begun to find his stride, and is 3-1 in his last four, with the lone loss coming on short notice against former lightweight champ Rafael dos Anjos.

In that same span, Moicano has picked up wins over Jai Herbert, Alexander Hernandez, and most recently, Brad Riddell.

Tsarukyan is also entering his second main event with the company, after dropping a decision to Mateusz Gamrot the first time around. In his last outing, Tsarukyan got back in the win column against Damir Ismagulov.

Armenian-Russian Tsarukyan is currently ranked #8 in the UFC’s 155lb division, while Moicano is #13.

The UFC’s April 29, 2023 Fight Night event has no location or venue officially announced. The following match-ups have been reported for the card so far:

  • Arman Tsarukyan vs. Renato Moicano
  • Natan Levy vs. Pete Rodriguez
  • Chelsea Chandler vs. Danyelle Wolf
  • Journey Newson vs. Brian Kelleher
  • Marcos Rogério de Lima vs. Waldo Cortes-Acosta
  • Michał Oleksiejczuk vs. Caio Borralho
  • Cody Brundage vs. Rodolfo Vieira
  • Josh Quinlan vs. Ange Loosa
  • Cody Durden vs. Charles Johnson
  • Emily Ducote vs. Polyana Viana
  • Julian Erosa vs. Fernando Padilla