UFC lightweight phenom Islam Makhachev will take center stage opposite submission wizard Thiago Moises atop the UFC Vegas 31 MMA event on ESPN and ESPN+ this Sat. night (July 17, 2021) inside APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Check out their fight video preview embedded above.
Makhachev (19-1), who turns 30 in September, is the winner of seven straight, which includes his UFC 259 submission victory over Drew Dober. As for the 26 year-old Moises (15-4), he quietly put together three straight wins, most recently turning away Alexander Hernandez at UFC Vegas 20.
The winner tops a very short list of lightweight title contenders.
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