A featherweight affair is now set for May’s UFC 198 card, as Renato Moicano takes on Zubaira Tukhugov.
Set for May 14, the event goes down inside a soccer stadium in Brazil with Fabricio Werdum defending his heavyweight belt against top contender Stipe Miocic. Also, Vitor Belfort battles Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza in the co-main event.
Moicano (9-0-1) picked up a 2014 victory over Tom Niinimaki inside the Octagon, but has not fought for the promotion since. Tukhugov (18-3) has earned wins in all three of his UFC appearances and nine straight overall.
Below is the current lineup:
UFC Heavyweight Championship
Fabricio Werdum (c) vs. Stipe Miocic
Middleweight: Vitor Belfort vs. Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza
Welterweight: Demian Maia vs. Matt Brown
Middleweight: Nate Marquardt vs. Thiago Santos
Lightweight: Leonardo Santos vs. Evan Dunham
Welterweight: Warlley Alves vs. Bryan Barberena
Light Heavyweight: Patrick Cummins vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
Lightweight: Francisco Trinaldo vs. Yancy Medeiros
Welterweight: Sergio Moraes vs. Kamaru Usman
Featherweight: Renato Moicano vs. Zubaira Tukhugov