Moicano, Jung make weight for Saturday bout

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The main event of UFC Fight Night in Greenville, South Carolina, on Saturday is now official, as both Renato Moicano and Chan Sung Jung made weight on Friday morning.

Moicano, of Brazil, hit his mark at 146 pounds. “The Korean Zombie” also weighed in at 146. Neither featherweight competitor can be more than 146 pounds one day prior to their fight.

Moicano (13-2-1) has won three of his past five matchups — including against tough opponents in Cub Swanson, Calvin Kattar and Jeremy Stephens — but will look to rebound from a second-round TKO loss to former champion and fellow Brazilian Jose Aldo at UFC Fortaleza in February. Moicano, 30, is looking to get back in the featherweight title picture Saturday.

Jung (14-5) has the same record over his last five fights. He is coming off a knockout loss to Yair Rodriguez in November, a finish that was ESPN’s 2018 KO of the Year.

Rodriguez, likely down on the judges’ scorecards through most of that bout, landed a hard elbow with one second remaining to claim the victory.

The 32-year-old Jung has fought just twice since 2013 due to injuries and his native Korea’s obligatory military service.

UFC Fight Night: Moicano vs. Korean Zombie will begin at 4 p.m. ET on Saturday on ESPN 2 and move to ESPN+ at 7 p.m.

The card lose its scheduled co-main event Friday morning. John Lineker suffered a cut Thursday night and withdrew from his bantamweight bout with Rob Font. The UFC has not announced whether or not Font will remain on the card.

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