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UFC Fights This Weekend: Islam Makhachev Takes On Thiago Moises at UFC Vegas 31 and More

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In UFC fights this weekend, lightweight elites collide as Islam Makhachev takes on Thiago Moises in a five-round main event at UFC Vegas 31 inside UFC APEX in Las Vegas. It will be the first main event of Islam’s career, who will look to maintain his seven-fight win streak going against an equally dangerous Thiago Moises who is on a three-fight win-streak.

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After failing to acquire a top-10 opponent, #9 ranked Islam Makhachev will take on the #14 ranked Moises and will look to secure his eighth straight win inside the UFC Octagon. The bout will mark Islam’s second outing this year, with his last win coming against Drew Dober back at UFC 259 earlier this year.

Meanwhile, Moises is coming off an incredible performance against Alexander Hernandez in a unanimous decision win back in February of 2021 at UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs Gane.

UFC Fight Night: Islam Makhachev vs Thiago Moises – The return of Miesha Tate

While the main event is expected to be a banger of an event, the return of Miesha Tate is equally exciting. The former bantamweight champion will return to the Octagon after more than three years since calling retirement from the sport against MMA veteran Marion Reneau in the co-main event of UFC Vegas 31.

Fighter Fighter Weightclass
Islam Makhachev Thiago Moises Lightweight
Marion Reneau Miesha Tate Bantamweight
Jeremy Stephens Mateusz Gamrot Lightweight
Rodolfo Vieira Dustin Stoltzfus  Middleweight
Gabriel Benitez Billy Quarantillo Featherweight

Other exciting match-ups in the main card include the return of fan-favorite Jeremy Stephens who will take on Mateusz Gamrot in the lightweight division. Stephens is coming off a vicious KO loss against Calvin Kattar and has not competed inside the Octagon since May of 2020.

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BJJ ace Rodolfo Vieira also returns to the cafe against Dustin Stoltzfus and will look to jump back to the winning column after suffering the first loss of his MMA career. Additionally, a fun fight in the form of Gabriel Benitez vs Billy Quarantillo is also on the main card and has what it takes to go down as the Fight of the Night. 

It’s an exciting card, and the UFC fights this weekend promises to keep you on the edge of your seats. Tune in this weekend on UFC Fight Pass to witness some of the best fight action coming your way from UFC APEX.

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