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Alexander Hernandez vs. Renato Moicano Set For UFC 271 – MMA Root

Lightweights Alexander Hernandez and Renato Moikano will aim for straight wins when they meet at UFC 271.

MMA JUNKIE was the first to announce the match, which will take place on February 12 at an as-yet-to-be-announced location.

Hernandez (13-4) will enter the fray after Mike Bryden’s sensational first-round knockout earlier this month. The 29-year-old has been hot and cold in the UFC since defeating Beneyl Dariush in his debut in 2018. Following this victory, he defeated Olivier Aubin-Mercier before losing to Donald Cerrone by TKO in the next fight. Including this crushing defeat, Hernandez has lost half of his last six fights.

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Alexander Hernandez vs. Mike Bryden on October 2. PHOTO: FIGHT MMA

Moikano (15-4-1) returned to victory in June by defeating Jay Herbert with a rear naked choke in the second round. The former 145-pound athlete moved up to lightweight last March with a 44-second submission victory over Damir Hadzovic. In December, Moikano lost to Rafael Fiziev by knockout in the first round.The result, which the Brazilian later protested, called it an early stop.

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Renato Moikano took a takedown by defeating Jai Herbert in June. PHOTO: FIGHT MMA

With this fight added, here’s the updated pay-per-view lineup:

Douglas Silva de Andrade – Sergey Morozov

A.J. Dobson vs. Jacob Malkoon

Kyler Phillips vs. Marcelo Rojo

Alexander Hernandez vs. Renato Moikano

Who do you think will win two trot victories – Alexander Hernandez or Renato Moikano?