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UFC on ESPN 26: Makhachev vs Moises 07/17/2021 Odds, Picks and Predictions

UFC on ESPN 26: Makhachev vs Moises 07/17/2021 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship is going to follow up a successful fight card with UFC on ESPN 26 this coming Saturday, July 17 which happens inside the UFC Apex. The venue is located in the heart of Las Vegas, Nevada but fans can only watch through Pay Per View or UFC Fight Pass subscription. The main event will feature Islam Makhachev trying to improve his ranking and get to the top five. He will be going up against a fast-rising MMA fighter in Thiago Moises in a lightweight battle. Heading on to this fight, it is seen by UFC betting odds that Islam Makhachev is the heavy favorite to win over Thiago Moises.

UFC on ESPN 26: Makhachev vs Moises 07/17/2021

When:Saturday, July 17, 10:00 PM ET
Where:UFC APEX, Las Vegas, Nevada
TV:Pay Per View
Stream:UFC Fight Pass

UFC on ESPN 26: Makhachev vs Moises 07/17/2021 Odds

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Islam Makhachev

Islam Makhachev is a 29-year-old fighter and his hometown is located in Makhachkala, Dagestan in Russia. This natural lightweight has been representing both the Eagles MMA and American Boxing Academy. Makhachev is a fast-rising star in the UFC and he has only been defeated once in 20 professional MMA matches. His wins are divided into eight submissions, eight decisions, and three knockouts. After tasting his first professional loss back in 2015, he has taken the UFC by storm winning seven consecutive matches. His most recent fight was with Andred Dober just this March and won that fight via Arm-Triangle Choke submission in the third round.

Thiago Moises

Thiago Moises is just entering his prime at 26 years old and he came all the way from Indaiatuba, Sao Paulo in Brazil. His MMA skills have been sharpened by the well-renowned American Top Team. Moises has been naturally fighting at the lightweight division and this five-foot-nine fighter has a 15-4 professional MMA record. 12 of his wins are divided into submissions and decisions while also owning three knockout wins. The last loss that Moises tasted was in August 2019 against Damir Ismagulov. Since then, he went out and defeated Michael Johnson, Bobby Green and the latest was against Alexander Hernandez in UFC Fight Night 186.

Makhachev vs Moises Betting Numbers

Last FightWinWin
Weight (lbs)155155
Reach (in)7070
Win by KO/TKO16%20%
Win by Submission42%40%
Strikes landed per minute2.002.85
Striking accuracy56%37%
Striking absorbed per minute0.773.88
Striking defense70%60%
Takedown average3.461.06
Takedown accuracy68%33%
Takedown defense93%63%
Submission average1.001.20

Makhachev vs Moises Betting Picks

This fight is expected to be fought on the ground as both fighters love to go for the submission hold. According to the top online sportsbook, Islam Makhachev has better ground skills and will submit Thiago Moises by the fifth round.