The main event of UFC Vegas 31’s fight card is headlined by the number 9th ranked UFC Lightweight fighter, Islam Makhachev facing the number 14th ranked Lightweight fighter, Thiago Moises. Here is the Islam Makhachev vs Thiago Moises Prediction and Fight Preview.
UFC Vegas 31: Islam Makhachev vs Thiago Moises Preview
Islam Makhachev is one of the most dominating Lightweight fighters in the division who is the training partner of former UFC Lightweight champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov. Makhachev made his UFC debut in 2015 against Leo Kuntz on UFC 187, he won that fight by second-round submission.
After that he faced Adriano Martins on UFC 192, Islam Makhachev lost that fight by a first-round TKO and this was the only loss of his MMA career. But since that, he has been undefeated in the promotion. Makhachev is coming into this fight with a seven-fight win streak.
He won his latest fight against Drew Dober on UFC 259, Makhachev won that fight by a third-round submission and now with a win in this fight at UFC Vegas 31 he’ll look forward to getting a crack at the top five fighters of the Lightweight division.
Thiago Moises is also one of the rising fighters in the Lightweight division, he got fame by knocking out Gleidson Cutis on Dana White’s Contender Series Brazil 3. After that, he faced Beneil Dariush and gave him a tough challenge for three rounds, although he lost that fight but he took Dariush in deep waters.
Moises is coming into this fight with a three-fight win streak with his latest win coming against Alexander Hernandez on UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs Gane. Thiago Moises will look forward to stealing Makhachev’s thunder in this fight and rise up in the rankings.
UFC Vegas 31: Islam Makhachev vs Thiago Moises Prediction
The Dagestani Lightweight fighter, Islam Makhachev is the crowd favorite entering into this fight with betting odds of -650 in his favor against Thiago Moises who’ll be stepping into this fight as an underdog with +475 in his favor.
Makhachev has been really dominating amongst most of his opponents and it is going to be interested to see whether he’ll do the same in this fight as well or Moises is going to end his hype and make a name for himself.
Predicted Result: Islam Makhachev def Thiago Moises