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Renato Moicano vs. Brad Riddell Added to UFC 281

Renato Moicano, UFC 272 ritual weigh-in Photo: Gabriel Gonzalez/Cageside Press

The UFC 281 card in November got an enticing featherweight bout.

The latest addition to the New York City card is Brazil’s Renato Moicano (16-5-1) in a fierce night battle with Brad Riddell (10-3).Moicano declares the duel, and Talk to an MMA addict Thursday.

Moicano was last seen on short notice against former champion Rafael dos Anjos, suffering a one-sided defeat in March. The loss ended a two-game winning streak for the Brazilians, who won over Alexandre Hernandez and Jay Herbert.

Riddell lost back-to-back fights with Rafael Fiziev and Jalin Turner. These setbacks, however, came after Quake earned a night fight bonus for his fight with Drew Dober at UFC 263.

New Zealand’s Riedel started his UFC bout with a four-game winning streak before suffering his latest rough patch.

UFC 281 will take place at historic Madison Square Garden in New York City on November 12, 2022. Middleweight champion Israel Adesanya is expected to defend her title against kickboxing opponent Alex Pereira in the main event. So far, the show has covered the following matches:

  • Israel Adesanya (c) vs. Alex Pereira – UFC Middleweight Champion
  • Carla Esparza (c) vs. Weili Zhang – UFC Women’s Strawweight Championship
  • Molly McCann vs. Erin Blanchfield
  • Dominic Reyes vs. Ryan Spann
  • Michael Trizano vs. Seung Woo Choi
  • Renato Moicano vs. Brad Riddle

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