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‘UFC 223’ results: Renato Carneiro wins UFC bout for the 4th time

Renato Carneiro (Facebook/Renato Carneiro)

Renato Carneiro (Facebook/Renato Carneiro)

“UFC 223” marked the fifth time Renato “Moicano” Carneiro, 28, of Brasilia, Distrito Federal, Brazil competed in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He had his fourth win in the promotion by defeating Calvin “The Boston Finisher” Kattar, 30, of Methuen, Massachusetts in the featherweight division.

The featherweight bout between Carneiro and Kattar ended after three five-minute rounds. The judges gave it a unanimous decision in favor of the Brazilian contender.

One of the judges scored the bout 29-28. The other two both scored it 30-27.

Carneiro’s UFC career started with three consecutive wins. He submitted Tom “Stoneface” Niinimaki, 35, via rear-naked choke at “UFC Fight Night 58” on December 20, 2014 before defeating Zubaira “Warrior” Tukhugov, 27, of Moscow, Russia at “UFC 198” on May 14, 2016 and Jeremy “Lil Heathen” Stephens, 31, of San Diego, California at “UFC on Fox 24” on April 15, 2017 both via split decision.

Before “UFC 223,” Kattar was undefeated in the UFC cage. He won via unanimous decision when he made his promotional debut on July 29, 2017 against Andre “Touchy” Fili, 27, of Sacramento, California at “UFC 214.”

On January 20, 2018, Kattar won in the UFC cage for the second time. He competed against Shane “Hurricane” Burgos, 27, of Woodbury, New York at “UFC 220” and won via knockout via punches.

After losing to Carneiro at “UFC 223,” Kattar now has 18 wins and 3 losses. On the other hand, Carneiro’s record improved to 12 wins and 1 loss.

“UFC 223” took place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on April 7, 2018. In the main event, undefeated fighter Khabib “The Eagle” Nurmagomedov, 29, of Dagestan, Russia fought for the UFC Lightweight Championship against Al Iaquinta, 30, of New York City, New York.

In the co-main event, reigning UFC Women’s Strawweight Champion Rose “Thug” Namajunas, 25, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin defended her title against former champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk, 30, of Olsztyn, Poland in a rematch. Meanwhile, here is UFC President Dana White giving a “UFC 223” recap:

 

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