LIVE! UFC Vegas 31 Results & Play-By-Play!

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is locked and loaded for UFC Vegas 31, which takes place TONIGHT (Sat., July 17, 2021) streaming LIVE on both ESPN and ESPN+ from inside UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada. Main event duties fall to lightweight contenders Islam Makhachev and Thiago Moises, who collide for a spot in the 155-pound title chase. Shortly before that headlining affair gets underway, women’s bantamweight veteran Miesha Tate makes her Octagon return opposite Belizean bruiser Marion Reneau.


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UFC continues its run of events at UFC APEX on Sat., July 17, 2021, with a pivotal bout in the stacked Lightweight division as No. 9-ranked contender Islam Makhachev intends to prove that he is worthy of title contention, taking on fellow rising star No. 14-seeded Thiago Moises. In UFC Vegas 31’s co-main event, Marion Reneau looks to spoil the return of former UFC women’s Bantamweight champion, Miesha Tate.

Don’t miss a single second of face-punching action!

MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC Vegas 31 fight card below, starting with the ESPN/ESPN+ “Prelims” bouts at 7 p.m. ET, followed by the ESPN/ESPN+ main card start time at 10 p.m. ET.

Keep in mind that we will also be the spot for the latest news, recaps, and post-fight analysis following “Makhachev vs. Moises.” Without further delay, see below for the updated UFC Vegas 31 results. (Note: This will go from the bottom up; therefore, scroll toward the bottom for the latest detailed round-by-round action.)

UFC VEGAS 31 QUICK RESULTS:

Islam Makhachev vs. Thiago Moises
Marion Reneau vs. Miesha Tate
Mateusz Gamrot vs. Jeremy Stephens
Dustin Stoltzfus vs. Rodolfo Vieira
Billy Quarantillo vs. Gabriel Benitez
Preston Parsons vs. Daniel Rodriguez
Amanda Lemos vs. Montserrat Ruiz
Sergey Morozov vs. Khalid Taha — Morozov def. Taha by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Anderson dos Santos vs. Miles Johns — CANCELED (details here)
Francisco Figueredo vs. Malcolm Gordon — Gordon def. Figueiredo by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28 x2)
Alan Baudot vs. Rodrigo Nascimento — Nascimento def. Baudot by TKO (punches) at 1:29 of Round Two – WATCH HIGHLIGHTS!

UFC VEGAS 31 PLAY-BY-PLAY:

155 lbs.: Islam Makhachev vs. Thiago Moises

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135 lbs.: Marion Reneau vs. Miesha Tate

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155 lbs.: Mateusz Gamrot vs. Jeremy Stephens

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185 lbs.: Dustin Stoltzfus vs. Rodolfo Vieira

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145 lbs.: Billy Quarantillo vs. Gabriel Benitez

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170 lbs.: Preston Parsons vs. Daniel Rodriguez

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115 lbs.: Amanda Lemos vs. Montserrat Ruiz

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135 lbs.: Sergey Morozov vs. Khalid Taha

Round 1: Taha tries a combination, lands a hard leg kick. Counter combo from Morozov. One minute in. Overhand right from Taha. Morozov shoots, grabs the body lock, and takes him down into half guard two minutes in. Staying heavy on top. Two minutes to go.

Taha tries to turn into him, still stuck on the bottom. Solid elbow off his back. Morozov threatens a kimura, grabs a cradle. Short punches. One minute to go. Taha regains guard. Looking for a leglock, eats punches for his trouble. 10-9 Morozov.

Round 2: Taha rushes, appears to land a long right hand. Front kick attempt. Hard leg kick connects. Hard counter 3-2 from Morozov, then two more right hands behind it. One minute to go. Both landing heavy punches. Jab from Morozov, eats a leg kick. Taha low kick. Counters from Morozov. Two minutes in. He gets in deep on a double-leg and looks for the back against the fence. Taha trying to work his way up and separate against the fence. Back to his feet. Two minutes to go.

Slick trip from Morozov, Taha immediately works his way back up. Knees to the butt from Morozov. One minute to go. Another outside trip and Morozov gets both hooks in this time. Short punches landing. 10-9 Morozov.

Round 3: Heavy exchanges to start the fight. Good shots from Morozov. He counters a front kick with a 2-3. Taha going for it but these are favoring Morozov. One minute in. Morozov shoots after taking a low kick and drags Taha down, putting in a hook as he does. Short right hands. Taha works his way up, eats some knees two minutes in. Failed hip toss attempt. Morozov remains attached. Short knees downstairs. Hunting that same trip. Gets it, can’t establish. Two minutes to go.

Taha separates, throws a right hand, and gets taken down for it. Back to his feet. Hard right hand form Morozov on the break, Taha comes back with body shots with a minute to go. Taha swinging for the fences, cracked with a right hook, whiffs a flying knee. Leg kick connects. Left hook from Morozov, then a spinning elbow. 10-9 Morozov.

Final result:


125 lbs.: Francisco Figueredo vs. Malcolm Gordon

Round 1: Gordon shoots in the opening seconds. Short knees against the fence before they separate. Gordon super aggressive early, lands a right hand and eats one in return before shooting. He lands the takedown, but gets swept into half guard a minute in. Figueiredo trying to pass, can’t get there. Short elbow. Two minutes in. Knee to the body, briefly considers a guillotine against the fence. Gordon regains guard and eats an elbow for his trouble. Active off of his back but not getting anything going. Two minutes to go.

Figueiredo unable to get to half guard, keeps landing short shots. Hard elbow. Figueiredo falls back for a leglock, loses it and Gordon ends up on top in half guard. Hard shots before Figueiredo briefly regains guard with a minute to go. Back to full guard. Good elbows from Gordon. 10-9 Figueiredo.

Round 2: Gordon right back on the attack. Looking for a single-leg. Figueiredo defends and separates, Good boxing from Gordon. He shoots, sprawled on, continues to drive a minute in. They separate. More aggression from Gordon. Two minutes in. Big swings, outworking Figueiredo so far. Gordon considers a shot, throws punches instead. They trade lefts. Gordon shoots, denied. Jabs from Figueiredo, who stuffs another shot. Figueiredo body kick, Gordon right hand. Two minutes to go.

Figueiredo steps in with a knee. Right cross connects. Gordon fakes a shot, lands an uppercut, eats a 1-2, and avoids an elbow. Hard knees to the body by Figueiredo. One minute to go. Gordon low kick. Figueiredo straight left. Gordon grabs a body lock and takes him down in the waning seconds. 10-9 Gordon.

Round 3: Figueiredo tries a flying knee and ends up on the bottom in side control. He regains guard after eating some shots. Figueiredo tries to kick him off with butterfly hooks, can’t do so a minute in. Gordon staying tight, landing punches. He denies another attempt to stand. Figueiredo scooting to the fence, turns to his knees. He finally manages to get free and stand, trying to take Gordon’s back. Two minutes to go.

Gordon turns and goes hard for a takedown. Pressing Figueiredo against the fence. Figueiredo responds by taking him down with a minute to go. He looks for mount, loses position chasing a submission. They scramble up and he drags Gordon back to his knees. 10-9 Gordon.

Final result: Gordon def. Figueiredo by unanimous decision


265 lbs.: Alan Baudot vs. Rodrigo Nascimento

Round 1: Trading low kicks early. Sharp left hook and right cross land for Baudot. Nascimento 3-2. Jab exchange. Baudot slips a right around his guard. Good 1-2. One minute in. Good punches by Baudot. Nascimento grabs over-unders, gets taken to the fence. He reverses, tries to change levels. Two minutes in. Nascimento flubs the takedown and ends up on his back. Heavy shots from Baudot with two minutes to go.

Nascimento turns and looks for a takedown attempt, eating Browne elbows as he goes. Knee from Baudot. Elbow with a minute to go. They separate. Heavy combinations from Baudot. Big left hook, landing at will. Nascimento ties up. 10-8 Baudot.

Round 2: Nascimento walking into punches as he stalks. Baudot eats a low blow. Overhand right and left hook from Baudot after they resume. Nascimento continuing to advance and send out jabs. One minute in. Baudot tries a Yair Rodriguez elbow and eats a series of combinations. Nascimento piecing him up on the fence and he folds Baudot with an uppercut. The punches pile up and there’s the finish.

Final result: Nascimento def. Baudot by TKO (punches)


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