The UFC Apex is an important lightweight title of the UFC Vegas 31 fight card held on Saturday. In this match, Islam Makhachev, who is ranked 9th in the official UFC rankings, will face 14th-ranked Tiago Moises.
Maxachev is a very popular title for this scrap. He also has the pressure of one of the cornerstones of a former UFC lightweight champion.
“This Saturday you have to prove yourself” Nurmagomedov reported this to ESPN. “Show the world who Islam Makhachev is. Not just Habib’s brother. No. It must be his own. Islam Maxachev. The best in the world. Eight-fight winning streak. He beat everyone. “
Makhachev defeated the UFC 11-0. He won his UFC debut. In the second fight of the incentive, Adriano Martins knocked out Makhachev in the first round. After this defeat, Makhachev won seven in a row. He will advance to the third round to defeat Drew Dober.
Nurmagomedov could have had high hopes for Makhachev, but his opponent does not see those hopes coming true.
“This fight against Islam Makhachev is a great opportunity for me to enter the top 10” Moises said MMA Junkie. “I have three great victories in a row. They won not just a victory, but a victory over the best fighters in our weight class – Michael Johnson, Bobby Green and Alexander Hernandez. A win over Islam will increase my winning streak in the UFC by four, and that will take me to the top nine, even the top eight. Sooner or later I get mixed up to get a title photo. The scandal surrounding Islam, including his relationship with Khabib Nurmagomedov, will help. ”
As Moises said, he is continuing his winning streak of three fights in this contest. His victory over Hernandez and Green was decided. Moises put Michael Johnson in the second round. He started his UFC career 1-2 times before the winning streak.
UFC Vegas will be held on Saturday 31st at UFC Apex. Note here how Maxachev and Moises fit into important statistical categories.
UFC Vegas 31
|Sig. The strikes lasted a minute.||2018-04-02 121 2||2.85|
|Pulses received in a minute||0.77||3.88|
|Average removed / 15 min||3.46||1.06|
|Average submission in 15 minutes||1||1.2|