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UFC Vegas 85 winner Renato Moicano transported to hospital, calls out Beneil Dariush next during ambulance ride

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA — “Money” Moicano has called his shot.

Renato Moicano defended his No. 13 Lightweight ranking at UFC Vegas 85 last night (Sat., Feb. 3, 2024), defeating Drew Dober via unanimous decision from inside UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. He then delivered one of the most memorable promos of all time in a two-minute, post-fight screed (watch it here).

Company officials confirmed to MMAmania.com that Moicano was transported to the local “Sin City” hospital following his fight with Dober for a precautionary CT scan of his head and face. Moicano was released from the hospital, but the results of the scan are currently unknown.

Nevertheless, while in the ambulance, Moicano went live on his YouTube channel to react to the fight and connect with fans. And when he arrived at hospital, Moicano called out his next opponent on social media.

“Beneil Dariush see you in Brazil … if you support America … retweet this sh-t and tag @ufc modaf—kers,” Moicano wrote.

UFC is going to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in May for UFC 301, and Moicano — who is riding a two-fight win streak and has won four of his last five bouts — wants No. 7-seeded Beneil Dariush, which actually makes complete sense.

Dariush is coming off two first-round knockout losses to Charles Oliveira (watch here) and Arman Tsarukyan (watch here) and is looking to rebound while fighting someone trying to take his spot.

If he doesn’t retire first, of course.

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For complete UFC Vegas 85 results, coverage and highlights, click HERE.

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