Brazilian featherweight Renato Moicano came up short with a round two KO loss to the great Jose Aldo in February and returns to the Octagon this weekend in Greenville, South Carolina for UFC Fight Night 154 and a tough match up with Chan Sung Jung, better known as “The Korean Zombie”.
Chan Sung Jung was last seen against Yair Rodriguez in November, where he suffered a brutal KO loss. So both of these main event fighters are arriving on the back of a loss and this represents an opportunity to get a win back on the board and keep their name in the title conversation.
When he is on his game, Chan Sung Jung is a world class mixed martial artist. He has a submission win over interim 155lb champion Dustin Poirier to his name in the past and is definitely one of the most popular UFC featherweights on the roster.
Renato Moicano has only lost two of his MMA fights to date and they were against Jose Aldo and recent 145lb title challenger Brian Ortega, so his overall form has a far more well-rounded look to it.
Moicano is not a knock-out artist by any means, but like The Korean Zombie, he does have a strong ground game. The main betting prediction would have to be Moicano to win by decision, as this looks likely to be quite a cagey, technical encounter and although there’s five rounds, the first 2-3 rounds could pass by without much by way of fight-ending attacks.
Renato Moicano Vs Chan Sung Jung Betting Lines & Pick
Renato Moicano, with a 13-2-1 record, is recorded as the -187.50 betting favourite on the betting lines, those odds available at both bet365 and Betway Sportsbook. The Korean Zombie is a dangerous underdog +162.50, so the UFC odds and betting prediction for this fight is hard to call.
The problem with the Korean Zombie is that he has been plagued by injury and has not been active enough to gain consistent traction and experience in the modern UFC sport. If he is in A1 condition for this main event, then he has a great chance. But Renato Moicano has been far more active and this exciting Brazilian is the logical betting lines pick to get the job done.
UFC Betting Pick: Renato Moicano to beat Chan Sung Jung by Decision at +200 with Betway Sports