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Islam Makhachev Vs. Thiago Moises elevated to UFC on ESPN 26 main event on July 17

Islam Makhachev Vs. Thiago Moises elevated to UFC on ESPN 26 main event on July 17

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For the first time ever in their UFC career, Islam Makhachev and Thiago Moises will serve as the main event.

Islam Makhachev Vs. Thiago Moises will now serve as the main event of the UFC’s July 17 event, according to John Morgan. Fight now scheduled for five rounds.



A featherweight bout between former UFC Featherweight Champion Max Holloway and The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America featherweight winner Yair Rodríguez was slated to serve as the headliner for UFC on ESPN 26.

However, Holloway was pulled from the bout due to injury and the pair is expected to remain intact and the bout will be rescheduled to a future event.

Makhachev (19-1 MMA, 8-1 UFC) and Moises (15-4 MMA, 4-2 UFC), who were already booked to meet at UFC on ESPN 26 on July 17, now will serve as the night’s five-round main event at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.



In his last fight, Makhachev faced Drew Dober on March 6, 2021 at UFC 259. He won the fight by an arm-triangle choke submission in the third round.

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