UFC Fight Night – Islam Makhachev vs Thiago Moises predictions: fight card, start time, odds, live stream


A pair of winning streak lightweight weights will face off in Las Vegas on Saturday night when Islam Makhachev takes on Thiago Moises in the main event of UFC Fight Night. In a light, crowded picture, losing a single fight can take you out of even marginal title consideration altogether, putting additional pressure on the fighters to achieve victory.

Makhachev has suffered only one loss in his career, a knockout to Adriano Martins in 2015. Since that loss, he has enjoyed a dominant streak of seven consecutive wins that put him in the top 10 for lightweight in the official UFC ranking. While not quite in the mix with the elite of the 155-pound division, each victory brings Makhachev one step closer to a major breakthrough opportunity.

Moises suffered his own setbacks early in his Octagon career, losing two of his first three UFC fights after securing his spot in the promotion with a knockout victory in the Brazilian edition of the Contender series. by Dana White. In retrospect, there is little shame in Moises’ loss in his first UFC fight, relinquishing a decision to Beneil Dariush. The victory sparked a seven-game winning streak for Dariush and propelled him to third in the UFC rankings.

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Moises is now leading a three-game winning streak, with wins over Michael Johnson, Bobby Green and Alexander Hernandez.

This map fills up pretty well with some fun clashes throughout the evening. Most attention will be on the main co-event when former bantamweight champion Miesha Tate returns from a five-year layoff to face 44-year-old veteran Marion Reneau. Tate lost two straight games in 2016 before dropping the gloves to declare his retirement at just 29. Plus, featherweight veteran Jeremy Stephens is back when he faces Mateusz Gamrot in a featured lightweight contest. Stephens is winless in his last five appearances with his last win in February 2018.

Here is the fight card for UFC Fight Night with the latest odds from William Hill Sportsbook.

UFC Fight Night Card, Odds

Islam Makhachev -700

Thiago Moises +500

Lightweight

Miesha Tate -160

Marion Reneau +135

Bantamweight women

Mateusz Gamrot -220

Jeremy Stephens +180

Lightweight

Rodolfo Vieira -220 Dustin Stolzfus +180 Average weight
Gabriel Benítez -170 Billy Quarantillo +145 Lightweight

UFC Fight Night Viewing Information

Dated: July 16 | Start time: 10 p.m. ET
Location: UFC Apex – Las Vegas
TV channel: ESPN | Stream: fuboTV (try for free)

Prediction

Islam Makhachev vs. Thiago Moises: Makhachev is a big favorite for good reason. His dominant submission victory over tough guys like Drew Dober in March was a reminder of just how much of a force Makhachev can be in the wrestling and grappling game. Moises is a capable fighter, but every little mistake he makes is an opening for Makhachev to take over by putting the fight to the ground. Moises is a black belt in jiu jitsu, but Makhachev has a different kind of high-level game. It comes across as the kind of fight where Makhachev is able to impose his will and dominate from start to finish. Choice: Islam Makhachev via UD

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