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Islam Makhachev vs Thiago Moises full fight video preview for UFC Vegas 31 main event

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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.

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

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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