Renato Moicano Aims to Submit Jalin Turner at UFC 300

After bagging a stellar victory over Drew Dober last month, Renato Carneiro threw down the gauntlet. He wanted a ranked adversary next. The UFC heard him loud and clear.

So, here we are. “Moicano” is set to lock horns with Jalin Turner. This showdown’s happening at UFC 300, folks. Mark your calendars for April 13. The T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas is where all the magic will unfold. Carneiro vs. Turner is the cherry on top of this epic event.

Carneiro had his sights set on Dan Hooker, ideally in Brazil. But, the UFC 300 card? That’s a once-in-a-lifetime gig. He couldn’t pass it up, even if it meant facing Turner, a notch higher in the rankings.

“Five weeks to prepare? Not ideal,” Carneiro admitted. Yet, this is a guy who stepped into the octagon against Rafael dos Anjos with just three days’ notice. Clearly, he’s no stranger to challenges.

His game plan for Turner isn’t due for an overhaul. Turner, known for his knockout power, recently sent Bobby Green packing in the first round at UFC on ESPN 52. But Carneiro’s not sweating it.

He’s been prepping for a striker like Drew Dober, so it’s business as usual. The plan? Keep training with taller sparring partners. Turner’s got the height advantage, but Carneiro’s confident. He’s eyeing that rear-naked choke, aiming to scale the lightweight rankings.

A tough match? Absolutely. But Carneiro’s ready to turn the tables, banking on his preparation and sheer will. This fight at UFC 300? It’s more than a bout; it’s a stepping stone to greatness.

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