MMA Fighting has UFC Vegas 31 results for the Makhachev vs. Moises fight card, live blogs of the top two fights.
UFC Vegas 31 features the second coming of Khabib Nurmagomedov i.e Islam Makhachev. The Dagestani native takes on Thiago Moises.
Islam Makhachev is currently riding on a seven-fight winning streak. In his last fight, Islam Makhachev submitted Drew Dober in the third round at UFC 259. Prior to that, he defeated Davi Ramos via unanimous decision at UFC 242.
On the other hand, Thiago Moises is currently riding on a three-fight winning streak. Moises is coming off of a unanimous decision win over Alexander Hernandez at UFC Fight Night 186. Prior to that, he also defeated Bobby Green via unanimous decision at UFC Fight Night 181.
The card also features the return of former UFC bantamweight champion Miesha Tate. She will fight Marion Reneau.
UFC Fight Night Vegas 31: Makhachev vs. Moises — The Main Event Preview
Islam Makhachev (19-1) is the ninth ranked UFC Lightweight fighter and he is a red hot fighter looking for that big win to push him into the top five. Makhachev has a strong wrestling and grappling background, and it shows through in his fights. Eight of his eleven finishes have come from a grappling submission, with only a few striking knockouts.
Makhachev has a seven fight win streak dating back to 2016, and has been steadily climbing the UFC ranks as a result. Will he finally be able to put on the kind of show needed to tempt a top five fighter to accept his challenge?
Thiago Moisés (15-4) is the fourteenth ranked UFC Lightweight fighter, and he’s been on a nice win streak of his own. Moisés is riding a three fight win streak dating back to last May. There was a fourth fight scheduled for last September against Jalin Turner, but Moisés tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, that fight was scrapped.
Moisés has only been in the UFC a little over three years, and he had a hard time adjusting at first, losing two of his first three fights in the promotion. But he put together an impressive 11-2 record in other promotions, so he has the experience to put up a rough fight against Makhachev.
UFC Vegas 31 Full Fight Card:
UFC Vegas 31 Main Event :
- Islam Makhachev vs. Thiago Moises
UFC Vegas 31 Main Card (10 p.m. ET):
- Marion Reneau vs. Miesha Tate
- Mateusz Gamrot vs. Jeremy Stephens
- Dustin Stoltzfus vs. Rodolfo Vieira
- Billy Quarantillo vs. Gabriel Benitez
UFC Vegas 31 Prelims Card (7 p.m. ET):
- Preston Parsons vs. Daniel Rodriguez
- Amanda Lemos vs. Montserrat Ruiz
- Sergey Morozov vs. Khalid Taha
- Anderson dos Santos vs. Miles Johns
- Francisco Figueredo vs. Malcolm Gordon
- Alan Baudot vs. Rodrigo Nascimento
Islam Makhachev Record & Information:
Significant Strikes Landed per Minute: 2.00
Significant Striking Accuracy: 56%
Significant Strikes Absorbed per Minute: 0.77
Significant Strike Defence (the % of opponents strikes that did not land): 70%
Average Takedowns Landed per 15 minutes: 3.46
Takedown Accuracy: 68%
Takedown Defense (the % of opponents TD attempts that did not land): 93%
Average Submissions Attempted per 15 minutes: 1.0
Thiago Moises Record & Information:
Significant Strikes Landed per Minute: 2.85
Significant Striking Accuracy: 37%
Significant Strikes Absorbed per Minute: 3.88
Significant Strike Defence (the % of opponents strikes that did not land): 60%
Average Takedowns Landed per 15 minutes: 1.06
Takedown Accuracy: 33%
Takedown Defense (the % of opponents TD attempts that did not land): 63%
Average Submissions Attempted per 15 minutes: 1.2