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Huge lightweight fight set to headline UFC Vegas event: “There will be a lot of attention”



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Arman Tsarukyan. Photo via Instagram (@arm_011)

Rising lightweight contender Arman Tsarukyan is set to compete in his second UFC main event as he will face the tough veteran Renato Moicano at UFC Vegas 72 on April 29.

“I will fight Renato Moicano in the main fight of the evening,” Tsarukyan recently said. “We will lead the UFC Fight Night event. Matchmaking? I don’t particularly like it because I’d like to fight someone who’s ranked higher than me, not lower, but since this is the main fight of the night, you can’t miss that chance.”

“There will be a lot of attention to our fight. Leading a tournament is always a good thing. The victory will be a big step forward.”

No. 8 ranked Tsarukyan comes from a big win against Damir Ismagulov and is considered to be a future title contender in the stacked division.

No. 13 ranked veteran Moicano is 3-2 in his last five fights, with all wins coming via submission.

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Current line up for UFC Vegas 72 with Arman Tsarukyan

  • Lightweight bout: Arman Tsarukyan vs. Renato Moicano
  • Lightweight bout: Natan Levy vs. Pete Rodriguez
  • Women’s eatherweight bout: Chelsea Chandler vs. Danyelle Wolf
  • Bantamweight bout: Journey Newson vs. Brian Kelleher
  • Heavyweight bout: Marcos Rogério de Lima vs. Waldo Cortes-Acosta
  • Middleweight bout: Michał Oleksiejczuk vs. Caio Borralho
  • Middleweight bout: Cody Brundage vs. Rodolfo Vieira
  • Welterweight bout: Josh Quinlan vs. Ange Loosa
  • Flyweight bout: Cody Durden vs. Charles Johnson
  • Strawweight bout: Emily Ducote vs. Polyana Viana
  • Featherweight bout: Julian Erosa vs. Fernando Padilla

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