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Who won Makhachev vs Moisés?
Islam Makhachev beat Thiago Moises by submission in the 4th round, during the main event of UFC Vegas 31, on Saturday 17th July 2021 at UFC APEX in Las Vegas.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 155 pounds (11.1 stone or 70.3 KG).
Makhachev vs Moisés stats
Islam Makhachev stepped into the ring with a record of 19 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 3 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 8 by submission.
Thiago Moises made his way to the ring with a record of 15 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 3 of those wins by knock out and 6 by submission.
The stats suggested Moises had a slight advantage in power over Makhachev, with a 20% knock out percentage over Makhachev's 16%.
Islam Makhachev was the older man by 3 years, at 29 years old.
Makhachev had a height advantage of 1 inch over Moises. Despite this, both fighters had equal reach.
Makhachev was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 1 more fights, and made his debut in 2010, 1 year and 9 months earlier than Moises, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 13 less professional rounds, 44 to Moises' 57.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Islam Makhachev had been fighting more than Thiago Moises.
Going to this contest, Islam Makhachev had last fought 6 months and 11 days ago, while Thiago Moises' last outing had been 10 months and 17 days ago.
Makhachev's last 3 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 4 months and 28 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.
Moises' last 3 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 10 months and 7 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.7 rounds on average.