Renato Moicano ignores Paddy Pimblett and challenges lightweight veteran to duel in Rio de Janeiro

Brazilian discards interest in historic event scheduled for September and seeks immediate return to the Octagon; UFC 301 takes place on May 4th

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Renato Moicano want to face Beneil Dariush Next. Photo: Reproduction/Instagram

After breaking the bank and performing violently in the UFC 300, Renato Moicano made it clear that his focus for the next fight is to take another step towards the lightweight title (under 70,3kg). New 10 placed in the category ranking, the Brazilian left Paddy Pimblett aside and directed his target to the organization's veteran Beneil Dariush.

"Hey, Beneil Dariush. What's the good one? When will you be ready?” said Moicano on his official account. 'X' (old Twitter).


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Then, the Brazilian was advised by a follower to try to perform in September, at the historic event that will be held at the 'Esfera' in Las Vegas (USA). Willing to perform in his home country, the athlete was brief in response.

“Rio,” said Moicano.


B. Dariush at a UFC press conference. Photo: Reproduction/Instagram

Scheduled to take place on May 4th, the UFC 301 will be held in Rio de Janeiro and already has 14 fights scheduled. Despite the expectation of performing in the Marvelous City, Moicano has not yet received a response from Dariush and is awaiting the organization's position regarding his wishes.


Going through a delicate phase in his career, Dariush has two knockout defeats in a row. In his last fight, the athlete was overcome by Arman Tsarukyan less than two minutes into the fight. Despite the scenario, the veteran currently holds sixth place in the category ranking.

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