Cub Swanson has his next fight under the UFC banner set.

The promotion recently announced that the top contender would take on Renato Moicano in a featherweight bout at the upcoming UFC 227 pay-per-view event, which is currently shaping up to be a stacked card with several big names and entertaining fights.

Swanson enters this fight with needing to get a W in the win column as he has suffered back-to-back losses after picking up a four fight winning streak with wins over names such as Hacran Dias, Tatsuya Kawajiri, Dooho Choi and Artem Lobov.

In his latest fights, he was submitted by Brian Ortega this past December and then lost by decision to former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar in April.

On the flip side, Moicano is coming off a unanimous decision win over Calvin Kattar at UFC 223. Before that, he was submitted by Ortega in the third round at UFC 214. In his first three fights in the UFC, he picked up wins over Tom Niinimaki, Zubaira Tukhugov, and Jeremy Stephens.

The UFC 227 pay-per-view event is set to take place on Saturday, August 4, 2018, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.

The main card will air on pay-per-view at 10 p.m. ET while the preliminary card will air on FOX Sports 1 at 8 p.m. ET and the promotion’s streaming service, UFC Fight Pass.

This event will be headlined by a bantamweight title fight pitting champion TJ Dillashaw against Cody Garbrandt in a rematch.

The promotion will be announcing more bouts for the upcoming event in the coming weeks. Here is the updated card:

Champ T.J. Dillashaw vs. Cody Garbrandt – for bantamweight title
Wuliji Buren vs. Bharat Kandare
J.J. Aldrich vs. Polyana Viana
Kyung Ho Kang vs. Ricardo Ramos
Renato Moicano vs. Cub Swanson
Derek Brunson vs. Antonio Carlos Junior
Danielle Taylor vs. Weili Zhang
Pedro Munhoz vs. Alejandro Perez
Benito Lopez vs. Ricky Simon
Irene Aldana vs. Bethe Correia
Beneil Dariush vs. opponent TBA

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