Renato Moicano’s climb up the featherweight ranks continued tonight at UFC 227, as he took out longtime contender, Cub Swanson, in the opening round.
Swanson came out firing calf kicks and some big punches, while Moicano returned fire with kicks of his own, and a stiff jab. Later in the opening round, Moicano sent Swanson to the deck with a stinging jab. In the ensuing ground battle, Moicano locked in a fight ending, rear-naked-choke.
It was a huge and impressive win for the Brazilian.
Here are the results thus far for UFC 227, which is taking place in Los Angeles, California.
Renato Moicano def. Cub Swanson via submission (rear-naked-choke) R1, 4:15
J.J. Aldrich def. Polyana Viana via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-27)
Thiago “Marreta” Santos def. Kevin Holland via unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-26)
Pedro Munhoz def. Brett Johns via unanimous decision (30-26, 29-28, 29-27)
Ricky Simon def. Montel Jackson via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Ricardo Ramos def. Kyung Ho Kang via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Sheymon Moraes def. Matt Sayles via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Alex Perez def. Jose Torres via TKO (punches) R1, 3:36
Weili Zhang def. Danielle Taylor via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Marlon Vera def. Wuliji Buren via TKO (strikes) R2, 4:53