25-year-old Chechen featherweight Zubaira Tukhugov will seek his fourth UFC win in four UFC appearances this May, as the organization announced on Monday that he’ll meet the unbeaten Renato “Moicano” Carneiro at UFC 198 in Brazil.
Tukhugov is riding a nine-fight winning streak into the May 14 event, capped off by his run inside the Octagon. He most recently defeated former Ultimate Fighter finalist Philippe Nover in December, following up on wins over Ernest Chavez and Douglas Silva de Andrade.
Moicano holds a 9-0-1 record overall, which includes an impressive submission win over Tom Niinimaki in his UFC debut. However, that fight came back in December of 2014, and he hasn’t fought since then.
UFC 198 hits the Arena da Baixada on May 14, headlined by the Heavyweight Championship fight between Fabricio Werdum and Stipe Miocic.
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