Renato Moicano to Serve as Alternate for Holloway vs. Ortega

Photo Credit: Esther Lin/MMA Fighting

Photo Credit: Esther Lin/MMA Fighting

Renato Moicano will officially serve as the alternate for UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway or challenger Brian Ortega if either fighter is unable to compete for the title at UFC 231.

Moicano (13-1-1) was originally scheduled to compete against Mirsad Bektic on the card, however Bektic was forced to withdraw due to injury. Moicano is coming off of back-to-back wins over Calvin Kattar and Cub Swanson, most recently defeating Swanson via first-round submission at UFC 227 in August.

Brian Ortega handed Moicano the only loss of his professional career via third-round submission at UFC 214 in July of last year.


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