Renato Moicano To Move Up To Lightweight For Bout Against Damir Hadzovic on UFC on ESPN+ 28 Card

Longtime featherweight fighter Renato Moicano will make the move up to lightweight in March, facing Damir Hadzovic on the UFC on ESPN+ 28 card in Brazil.

First reported by Combate and MMAJunkie, news broke Thursday that Moicano had found his first opponent in the weight class.

Moicano lost his last two fights, getting finished by Jose Aldo and more recently “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung in a main event bout.

Hadzovic dropped to Christos Giagos in his last fight via unanimous decision. In total, he has a 3-3 record in his UFC run.

Kevin Lee and Charles Oliveira main event the card, which has lots of Brazil influence on it. UFC on ESPN+ 28 will go down on March 14th, in Brasilia, Brazil.

Here’s the full card so far:

Bout 1: Kevin Lee (18-5) vs. Charles Oliveira (28-8) (Lightweight)

Bout 2: Paige VanZant (8-4) vs. Amanda Ribas (8-1) (Strawweight)

Bout 3: Johnny Walker (17-4) vs. Nikita Krylov (26-7) (Light Heavyweight)

Bout 4: Elizeu Zaleski (21-6) vs. Alexey Kunchenko (20-1) (Welterweight)

Bout 5: Jussier Formiga (23-6) vs. Brandon Moreno (16-5-1) (Flyweight)

Bout 6: Demian Maia (28-9) vs. Gilbert Burns (17-3) (Welterweight)

Bout 7: Francisco Trinaldo (24-7) vs. John Makdessi (17-6) (Lightweight)

Bout 8: Mayra Bueno Silva (6-0) vs. Maryna Moroz (9-3) (Flyweight)

Bout 9: Veronica Macedo (6-3-1) vs. Bea Malecki (1-0) (Bantamweight)

Bout 10: Rani Yahya (26-10) vs. Enrique Barzola (16-5-1) (Bantamweight)

Bout 11: Bruno Silva (11-4-1) vs. Su Mudaerji (12-4) (Bantamweight)

Bout 12: Renato Moicano (13-3-1) vs. Damir Hadzovic (13-5) (Lightweight)

Bruno Silva To Face Su Mudaerji on UFC on ESPN+ 28 Card

UFC’s March card in Brazil saw an addition on Thursday, as Bruno Silva and Su Mudaerji was booked, per a report by Guilherme Cruz of MMAFighting.

Brazil’s Silva is still seeking his first win in the UFC, failing to do so in his debut against Khalid Taha in October.

Mudaerji got his first win in the UFC in his last outing, going to decision against Andre Soukhamthath in August. Before then, he lost his UFC debut to Louis Smolka, getting caught in an armbar in the second round.

Bout 1: Kevin Lee (18-5) vs. Charles Oliveira (28-8) (Lightweight)

Bout 2: Paige VanZant (8-4) vs. Amanda Ribas (8-1) (Strawweight)

Bout 3: Johnny Walker (17-4) vs. Nikita Krylov (26-7) (Light Heavyweight)

Bout 4: Elizeu Zaleski (21-6) vs. Alexey Kunchenko (20-1) (Welterweight)

Bout 5: Jussier Formiga (23-6) vs. Brandon Moreno (16-5-1) (Flyweight)

Bout 6: Demian Maia (28-9) vs. Gilbert Burns (17-3) (Welterweight)

Bout 7: Francisco Trinaldo (24-7) vs. John Makdessi (17-6) (Lightweight)

Bout 8: Mayra Bueno Silva (6-0) vs. Maryna Moroz (9-3) (Flyweight)

Bout 9: Veronica Macedo (6-3-1) vs. Bea Malecki (1-0) (Bantamweight)

Bout 10: Rani Yahya (26-10) vs. Enrique Barzola (16-5-1) (Bantamweight)

Bout 11: Bruno Silva (11-4-1) vs. Su Mudaerji (12-4) (Bantamweight)

UFC on ESPN+ 28 Finds Main Event In Kevin Lee vs. Charles Oliveira

UFC on ESPN+ 28 has finally found it’s headlining bout in Kevin Lee and Charles Oliveira. It was reported on Tuesday morning by Combate that the matchup was made to headline the card which will take place on March 14th, at the Nilson Nelson Gym in Brasilia, Brazil.

Lee’s last fight was scheduled for three rounds, but ended within one when he knocked Gregor Gillespie out with a head kick. The fight was the first three-round bout that Lee had been booked in since mid-2017.

Oliveira last fought in November, finishing Jared Gordon within 90 seconds with punches. The win extended his winning streak to six-straight, dating back to mid-2018.

Now with the main event added to it, the March card in Brazil is near complete. Here’s the full lineup thus far:

Bout 1: Kevin Lee (18-5) vs. Charles Oliveira (28-8) (Lightweight)

Bout 2: Paige VanZant (8-4) vs. Amanda Ribas (8-1) (Strawweight)

Bout 3: Johnny Walker (17-4) vs. Nikita Krylov (26-7) (Light Heavyweight)

Bout 4: Elizeu Zaleski (21-6) vs. Alexey Kunchenko (20-1) (Welterweight)

Bout 5: Jussier Formiga (23-6) vs. Brandon Moreno (16-5-1) (Flyweight)

Bout 6: Demian Maia (28-9) vs. Gilbert Burns (17-3) (Welterweight)

Bout 7: Francisco Trinaldo (24-7) vs. John Makdessi (17-6) (Lightweight)

Bout 8: Mayra Bueno Silva (6-0) vs. Maryna Moroz (9-3) (Flyweight)

Bout 9: Veronica Macedo (6-3-1) vs. Bea Malecki (1-0) (Bantamweight)

Bout 10: Rani Yahya (26-10) vs. Enrique Barzola (16-5-1) (Bantamweight)