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UFC Fight Night: Makhachev vs Moises Results

Live Results, Winner Interviews And More From UFC Fight Night: Makhachev vs Moises, Live From The UFC APEX In Las Vegas

UFC continues its run of events at UFC APEX 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 when he takes on fellow rising star No. 14 Thiago Moises. In the co-main event, women’s bantamweight veteran and No. 12 ranked Marion Reneau looks to spoil the return of former UFC champion Miesha Tate.

UFC FIGHT NIGHT: MAKHACHEV vs MOISES will take place Saturday, July 17 from UFC APEX in Las Vegas. All bouts will be available on ESPN, ESPN+ and ESPN Deportes beginning with the prelims at 7 p.m. ET/ 4 p.m. PT and followed by the main card at 10 p.m. ET/ 7 p.m. PT.

Khabib Nurmagomedov protégé Makhachev (19-1, fighting out of Makhachkala, Russia) aims to leave no doubt that he is destined to challenge for the UFC lightweight championship in the near future. Among the most dominant forces in MMA today, Makhachev holds the record for the least strikes absorbed per minute in UFC history, a distinction he earned with intimidating performances over Drew Dober, Davi Ramos and Gleison Tibau. He now intends to extend his impressive win streak and become the first fighter to finish Moises.

Moises (15-4, fighting out of Indaiatuba, Brazil) has his sights set on keeping his current momentum going and securing the biggest win of his young career. A signee from Dana White’s Contender Series, the 26-year-old Moises recently found his footing in the talent-rich lightweight division when he rattled off three straight exciting victories against Michael Johnson, Bobby Green and Alexander Hernandez. Moises now plans to shock the world by upsetting Makhachev and beginning his own run towards UFC gold.

Reneau (9-7-1, fighting out of Visalia, Calif.) looks to deliver another stellar performance and show why she is one of the elite in women’s MMA. Reneau showed off her Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt skills in her debut with a Performance of the Night submission win over former UFC champion Jessica Andrade and then followed up this performance with equally notable finishes over Milana Dudieva, Talita Bernardo and Sara McMann. She now seeks to make another statement against Tate.

Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Tate (18-7, fighting out of Las Vegas, Nev.) steps back into the Octagon for the first time in almost five years, looking to remind everyone of the skills that earned her UFC gold. Among the most popular athletes in MMA, Tate secured her first shot at the belt with victories over former title challengers Liz Carmouche, Sara McMann and Jessica Eye before defeating Holly Holm for the title. She now intends to get right back in the mix by becoming the first person to finish Reneau.

 

What time is UFC Fight Night: Makhachev vs Moises? 

  • Main Card: 10pm ET / 7pm PT
  • Prelims: 7pm ET / 4pm PT

UFC Fight Night: Makhachev vs Moises Results

 

UFC Fight Night: Makhachev vs Moises Prelims

Alan Baudot vs Rodrigo Nascimento Ferreira

In the heavyweight opener, Rodrigo Nascimento shook off a slow start to halt Alan Baudot in the second round.

Baudot was busy and effective with his strikes as the fight began, and while things went south when Nascimento got him in a clinch, as the action went to the mat, Baudot landed on top and landed some hard punches to regain control. Once standing, Nascimento locked up with him again, but it was Baudot doing all the scoring, and when they separated, the Frenchman landed more jarring blows.

Rodrigo Nascimento Finishes Baudot In Round 2 | UFC Fight Night: Makhachev vs Moises
Rodrigo Nascimento Finishes Baudot In Round 2 | UFC Fight Night: Makhachev vs Moises
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Baudot kept the pressure on his foe in round two, but an inadvertent low kick by Nascimento halted his momentum briefly, and when the fight resumed, the Brazilian roared back, bloodying Baudot before a barrage of unanswered punches brought in referee Chris Tognoni to stop the fight at the 1:29 mark.

Rodrigo Nascimento Post-Fight Interview | UFC Fight Night: Makhachev vs Moises
Rodrigo Nascimento Post-Fight Interview | UFC Fight Night: Makhachev vs Moises
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Nascimento moves to 9-1 with the win. Baudot falls to 8-3.

Official result – Rodrigo Nascimento def. Alan Baudot via TKO (strikes) at 1:29 of round two | Official Scorecards

Francisco Figueiredo vs Malcolm Gordon

The third time was the charm for Canada’s Malcolm Gordon, who earned his first UFC victory by defeating Francisco Figueiredo via unanimous decision in a flyweight bout.

Gordon (13-5) tore out of his corner to begin the fight, but as the two tumbled to the canvas in the second minute, it was Figueiredo (12-4-1, 1NC) on top and in control for much of the round until Gordon got loose, and in the final minute, it was the Canadian scoring with ground strikes from the top position

Malcolm Gordon Post-Fight Interview | UFC Fight Night: Makhachev vs Moises
Malcolm Gordon Post-Fight Interview | UFC Fight Night: Makhachev vs Moises
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The second round was a close one as well, but a late takedown may have cinched it for Gordon, who continued to keep the pace high. And though Figueiredo tried to turn things around in the closing stages of round three, this night belonged to Gordon, who took the decision via scores of 30-27, 29-28, 29-28.

Official result – Malcolm Gordon def. Francisco Figueiredo via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) | Official Scorecards

Khalid Taha vs Sergey Morozov

In bantamweight action, Sergey Morozov won a three-round unanimous decision over Khalid Taha.

Scores were 30-27 across the board, for Morozov, now 17-4. Taha falls to 13-4, 1 NC.

Two minutes in, Morozov put the fight on the mat, just where he wanted it, and he remained in control but didn’t have Taha in any serious danger until late in the frame when he landed a flush punch to the face as his foe looked to secure a leg lock.

Sergey Morozov Post-Fight Interview | UFC Fight Night: Makhachev vs Moises
Sergey Morozov Post-Fight Interview | UFC Fight Night: Makhachev vs Moises
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Taha was the aggressor on the feet to start round two, but it was Morozov who landed the harder shots until Taha evened the score in the second minute, prompting a lengthy grappling exchange by the Kazakhstan veteran that led to a late takedown as Morozov took Taha’s back.

The grappling attack of Morozov was the difference again in the third round, and though Taha kept swinging for the fences when at distance, he wasn’t able to land the finisher before the final horn.

Official result – Sergey Morozov def. Khalid Taha via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) | Official Scorecards

Amanda Lemos vs Montserrat Conejo

Strawweight contender Amanda Lemos kept rolling in her bout against Montserrat Conejo, stopping her opponent in less than a minute to extend her current winning streak to four.

Amanda Lemos Gets The 2nd Fastest KO In UFC Strawweight History | UFC Fight Night: Makhachev vs Moises
Amanda Lemos Gets The 2nd Fastest KO In UFC Strawweight History | UFC Fight Night: Makhachev vs Moises
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Lemos was throwing hard with her kicks and punches as Conejo rushed forward, and while Conejo took the first few shots without issue, a right hand followed by a left sent the Mexican battler down to the mat and prompted a stoppage by referee Chris Tognoni at :35 of the opening round.

Amanda Lemos Post-Fight Interview | UFC Fight Night: Makhachev vs Moises
Amanda Lemos Post-Fight Interview | UFC Fight Night: Makhachev vs Moises
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With the win, the No.14-ranked Lemos moves to 10-1-1. Conejo falls to 10-2.

Official result – Amanda Lemos def. Montserrat Conejo via KO at :35 of round one | Official Scorecards

Daniel Rodriguez vs Preston Parsons

Welterweight up and comer Daniel Rodriguez was impressive in halting short-notice replacement opponent Preston Parsons in a single round.

Daniel Rodriguez KOs Parson's In The 1st Round | UFC Fight Night: Makhachev vs Moises
Daniel Rodriguez KOs Parson's In The 1st Round | UFC Fight Night: Makhachev vs Moises
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Parsons showed no sign of the first-time UFC jitters as he looked for takedowns and traded blows with Rodriguez in the early going. Rodriguez was undeterred by his opponent’s attack, though, and he soon started landing and hurting Parsons with his left hand, ultimately putting his foe on the deck, where he finished him with strikes. The official time of referee Mike Beltran’s stoppage was 3:47 of the first round.

Daniel Rodriguez Post-Fight Interview | UFC Fight Night: Makhachev vs Moises
Daniel Rodriguez Post-Fight Interview | UFC Fight Night: Makhachev vs Moises
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Rodriguez moves to 15-2 with the win. Parsons, who replaced Abubakar Nurmagomedov, falls to 9-3.

Official result – Daniel Rodriguez def. Preston Parsons via TKO at 3:47 of round one | Official Scorecards

UFC Fight Night: Makhachev vs Moises Main Card

Gabriel Benitez vs Billy Quarantillo

Featherweights Billy Quarantillo and Gabriel Benitez put on a show in the main card opener, with Quarantillo emerging victorious via third-round TKO.

Billy Quarantillo Post-Fight Interview | UFC Fight Night: Makhachev vs Moises
Billy Quarantillo Post-Fight Interview | UFC Fight Night: Makhachev vs Moises
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It was a frantic start with Quarantillo going on the attack with kicks and a right hand that dropped Benitez in the opening minute. Benitez recovered quickly and looked for an armbar, but Quarantillo slammed his way out of trouble and then took the bloodied Benitez’ back. All the while, the Buffalo native looked for a choke while landing strikes, but with a minute left, Benitez got free and back to his feet, nearly getting a guillotine choke before Quarantillo escaped and ended the frame with some ground strikes.

Quarantillo opened the second round with a takedown and again took Benitez’ back. In the second minute the two rose and exchanged blows until another takedown put Benitez on his back. Quarantillo fired off strikes from the top position and referee Mark Smith was watching closely. Once standing, Quarantillo kept the pressure on, and while a stoppage for a low blow from “Billy Q” and a visit from the Octagonside physician bought Benitez some time, the onslaught continued again until the horn.

Billy Quarantillo Finishes Benitez From His Back | UFC Fight Night: Makhachev vs Moises
Billy Quarantillo Finishes Benitez From His Back | UFC Fight Night: Makhachev vs Moises
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Benitez wasn’t done yet, though, and he put Quarantillo on the deck with a left hand to open the final round. Quarantillo shook off the knockdown and got to his feet, and the two traded until a Quarantillo takedown with a little over three minutes to go. Again taking the back, Quarantillo landed strike after strike, and after a series of unanswered blows, Smith had seen enough, stopping the fight at the 3:40 mark.

Quarantillo moves to 16-3 with the win. Benitez, who replaced Herbert Burns, falls to 22-10.

Official result – Billy Quarantillo def. Gabriel Benitez via TKO at 3:40 of round three | Official Scorecards

Rodolfo Vieira vs Dustin Stoltzfus

Rodolfo Vieira bounced back from the first loss of his pro MMA career in style, as he submitted Dustin Stoltzfus in the third round of their middleweight bout.

Rodolfo Vieira Sells Out For A Rear Naked Choke Win | UFC Fight Night: Makhachev vs Moises
Rodolfo Vieira Sells Out For A Rear Naked Choke Win | UFC Fight Night: Makhachev vs Moises
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The fighters kept it on the feet in the opening five minutes, Vieira showing off an improved striking game based on a stiff jab that marked up Stoltzfus’ face. Stoltzfus was undeterred, though, and he got in his share of shots before the end of the round.

Vieira wasted no time getting the fight to the mat to start round two, but Stoltzfus got to his feet with no issue and got back to using his hands. Vieira did the same and he continued to mark up his foe’s face, but Stoltzfus hung tough as he had his moments.

Rodolfo Vieira Post-Fight Interview | UFC Fight Night: Makhachev vs Moises
Rodolfo Vieira Post-Fight Interview | UFC Fight Night: Makhachev vs Moises
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Scoring a takedown to start the third stanza, Vieira wasn’t able to keep Stoltzfus there for too long, but he did get the fight back to the canvas soon after, this time with a rear naked choke that ended the bout at 1:54 of the final frame.

Vieira moves to 8-1. Stoltzfus falls to 13-3.

Official result – Rodolfo Vieira def. Dustin Stoltzfus via submission (rear naked choke) at 1:54 of round three | Official Scorecards

Jeremy Stephens vs Mateusz Gamrot

Polish lightweight Mateusz Gamrot continued to impress, as he spoiled the return of Jeremy Stephens to the 155-pound division with a first-round submission win.

Mateusz Gamrot Post-Fight Interview | UFC Fight Night: Makhachev vs Moises
Mateusz Gamrot Post-Fight Interview | UFC Fight Night: Makhachev vs Moises
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Gamrot got the fight to the mat quickly, and just as quickly, he locked up Stephens’ arm, and seconds later, he got the victory, with a kimura forcing the veteran to tap out at 1:05 of the first round.

Mateusz Gamrot Catches Stephens With A Kimura | UFC Fight Night: Makhachev vs Moises
Mateusz Gamrot Catches Stephens With A Kimura | UFC Fight Night: Makhachev vs Moises
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With the win, Gamrot moves to 19-1, 1 NC. Stephens falls to 28-19, 1 NC.

Official result – Mateusz Gamrot def. Jeremy Stephens via submission (kimura) at 1:05 of round one | Official Scorecards

Co-Main Event: Marion Reneau vs Miesha Tate

One career resumed while another one ended, as former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Miesha Tate scored a third-round TKO of Marion Reneau in her first bout since 2016 and in Reneau’s final fight.

Miesha Tate Finishes Reneau In Her Return To The Octagon | UFC Fight Night: Makhachev vs Moises
Miesha Tate Finishes Reneau In Her Return To The Octagon | UFC Fight Night: Makhachev vs Moises
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The first round was fairly even on the feet, but with a little less than a minute left, Tate landed with a flurry of blows that led to a takedown and control on the mat for the rest of the frame.

Tate put the fight back on the canvas in the second round, and she began taking complete control of the action. In the third, she again grounded Reneau and after a series of unanswered strikes, referee Mark Smith halted the bout at 1:53 of the third round.

Miesha Tate Post-Fight Interview | UFC Fight Night: Makhachev vs Moises
Miesha Tate Post-Fight Interview | UFC Fight Night: Makhachev vs Moises
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With the win, Tate moves to 19-7. The No.12-ranked Reneau retires at 44 with a record of 9-8-1.

Official result – Miesha Tate def. Marion Reneau via TKO at 1:53 of round three | Official Scorecards

Main Event: Islam Makhachev vs Thiago Moises

In his first UFC main event, lightweight contender Islam Makhachev extended his current win streak to eight with a fourth-round submission victory over Thiago Moises at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas.

Makhachev did good work on the feet with his striking at distance and in the clinch in the opening frame, and then he wrapped up the round with a takedown with a minute left and kept Moises there until the horn.

The fight went down to the mat earlier in round two, but it was the same result, with Makhachev reversing some early trouble to take Moises’ back. Moises stayed composed and defended well, but he was rapidly falling behind on the scorecards, and Makhachev surged at the end of the round, getting into the mount and nearly locking in an armbar

Islam Makhachev Post-Fight Interview | UFC Fight Night: Makhachev vs Moises
Islam Makhachev Post-Fight Interview | UFC Fight Night: Makhachev vs Moises
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Makhachev’s dominance continued in the third, but Moises kept looking for his chance to turn things around, and he went after his opponent’s leg late in the stanza, only to come up empty.

In the first minute of the fourth round, Makhachev put Moises on the deck again, and this time the Brazilian wouldn’t escape, as Makhachev locked in the rear naked choke that forced a tap out at the 2:38 mark.

With the win, the No.9-ranked Makhachev moves to 20-1. The No.14-ranked Moises falls to 15-5.

Official result – Islam Makhachev def. Thiago Moises via submission (rear naked choke) at 2:38 of round four | Official Scorecards