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Renato Moicano Provides Major Update on Knee Injury That Forced Him to Withdraw From UFC Vegas 72

Published 04/26/2023, 5:53 AM EDT

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UFC lightweight Renato Carneiro missed a significant opportunity due to a knee injury. This forced him to withdraw from his scheduled fight against the #8 ranked Arman Tsarukyan at UFC Vegas 72. They were slated to headline the event. Moicano, who is a rising star in the lightweight division, garnered attention after his impressive victory over Brad Riddell at UFC 281. He secured a submission win just three minutes and twenty seconds into the first round.

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During his post-fight speech, Moicano made a memorable statement, “Moicano wants money,” which went viral. After the fight against Riddell, fans eagerly anticipated his return to the octagon. Unfortunately, the knee injury thwarted his plans.

Renato Moicano updates fans about his knee injury


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Recently, Moicano took to his Twitter handle to update his followers about the status of his injury. He posted a video showing himself getting up from the hospital bed and sitting in a wheelchair. The video revealed the severity of the knee injury as he struggled to rise from the bed. The hospital staff provided support to help him sit in the wheelchair.

Along with the footage he wrote, “Just had my knee done!!! Watch out soon I’ll be back!!!! Thanks UFC for the support!!! @ufc” Carneiro’s tweet makes it clear that he is recovering from his knee injury and gave great hopes to the UFC community who is waiting for his return.


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Fans who have been eagerly waiting for Moicano’s return to the octagon were delighted to hear the news of his progress. Many took to Twitter to wish him a speedy recovery and show their support. Additionally, Moicano’s fellow Brazilian MMA fighters, Charles Oliveira and Gilbert Burns, commented on his tweet, expressing their best wishes for his recovery. The former lightweight champion wrote, “May you have a speedy recovery Moicano, God bless you“.

‘Durinho’ wrote,Great recovery brother!!In addition to Oliveira and Burns, many fans also expressed their support and wished Moicano a speedy recovery.


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The fighting journey of Moicano

Moicano started his professional fighting career in 2010 and currently holds a record of seventeen wins and five losses. Prior to his recent impressive win over Riddell, Moicano faced Rafael dos Anjos in a five-round bout, which he lost via unanimous decision. He has left a lasting impression on the crowd with some remarkable victories, including against fighters like Alexander Hernandez and Jai Herbert.

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He faced off against Hernandez at UFC 271 and won the bout in the second round with a rear naked choke. Moicano also secured a similar submission victory over Jai Herbert. At the moment, fans eagerly await more updates on Moicano’s return to the octagon. 

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Priyanka is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. Her passion for the UFC is evident in her writing, and she has been a devoted fan of the sport for many years. Priyanka is particularly fascinated by the sportsmanship displayed by fighters, and she is captivated by their ability to calculate each move when an opponent is all set to attack.

Edited By: Rohini Kottu