Watch Video Highlights Of Islam Makhachev Vs Thiago Moise Lightweight Battle at UFC on ESPN 26 on Saturday 17th of July at the UFC Apex.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns with UFC On ESPN 26, headlining by a lightweight bout between Islam Makhachev and Thiago Moisé at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas Nevada.
Islam Makhachev remains one of the most dangerous lightweight contender s in the division, owning an 8-1 record and has since not lost a fight since 2015. He made an easy work of Drew Dober in his last outing and there was anticipation to see him up against a top fighter in the division. The UFC match makers have a good explanation for putting him up against Moise.
Thiago Moise is a good grappler and has fairly good striking game to match that but isn’t really the big name. Since losing his debut, Moise has gone 4-1 in the promotion. As the saying goes, Styles make fight and Moise will bring his Brazilian jiu-jitsu to the Octagon on Fight night.
The big question remains, will Moise be able to Makhachev down because the Russian presently holds the best takedown defence (93%) in the and has been able to complete 69% of his takedown attempts. This leaves Moise with a big mountain to climb but things could go his way, if he decides to stay on his feet.
Makhachev will also match his striking as a good Striker and not just good but with knockout potential
Fight Card Results
Miesha Tate def. Marion Reneau via 3rd Round TKO (1:53)
Mateusz Gamrot def. Jeremy Stephens via submission (kimura) (R1, 1:05)
Rodolfo Vieira def. Dustin Stoltzfus via submission (RNC) (R3, 1:54)
Billy Quarantillo def. Gabriel Benitez via 3rd Round TKO (3:40)
Daniel Rodriguez def. Preston Parsons via 1st Round TKO (3:47)
Amanda Lemos def. Montserrat Ruiz via 1st round KO (0:35)
Sergey Morozov def. Khalid Taha via unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Malcolm Gordon def. Francisco Figueiredo via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Rodrigo Nascimento def. Alan Baudot via 2nd Round TKO (1:29)