UFC Vegas 31 Results: Islam Makhachev Dominates Thiago Moises, Plus Miesha Tate Returns!

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Main Card (ESPN, 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT)

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(#9) Islam Makhachev def. (#14) Thiago Moises by submission via rear naked choke (2:38, R4)

Miesha Tate def. (#12) Marion Reneau by TKO via strikes (1:53, R3)

Mateusz Gamrot def. Jeremy Stephens by submission via kimura (1:05, R1)

Rodolfo Vieira def. Dustin Stoltzfus by submission via rear naked choke (1:54, R3)

Billy Quarantillo def. Gabriel Benitez by TKO via strikes (3:40, R3)

Preliminary Card (7:00 p.m. ET/4:00 p.m. PT)

Daniel Rodriguez def. Preston Parsons by TKO via strikes (3:47, R1)

(#14) Amanda Lemos def. Montserrat Conejo by KO via strikes (0:35, R1)

Sergey Morozov def. Khalid Taha by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Malcolm Gordon def. Francisco Figueiredo by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Rodrigo Nascimento def. Alan Baudot by TKO via strikes (1:29, R2)


(#9) Islam Makhachev vs. (#14) Thiago Moises

Round One: The round begins with Moises attempting a high kick against Makhachev, Makhachev attempts a high kick of his own against Moises. Makhachev starts landing some leg kicks against Moises, Makhachev and Moises exchange a variety of kicks. Moises grabs Makhachev and he gets him up against the cage wall, the fighters separate and take a few swings at each other. Makhachev then nails Moises with a kick to the midsection followed by a few lefts, Makhachev clinches with Moises while throwing knee strikes. Makhachev scores a takedown on Moises and he gets the half guard, Moises quickly gets Makhachev into his full guard. Makhachev lands ground and pound on Moises as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Makhachev

Round Two: The round begins with Moises attempting a front kick against Makhachev, Moises charges at Makhachev while landing a right. Moises also starts landing some leg kicks against Makhachev, Makhachev gets Moises against the cage wall after landing a knee strike. The fighters trade some strikes while in the clinch, Makhachev winds up getting top control on Moises after some scrambling when they hit the ground. Makhachev quickly transitions to back control against Moises, Makhachev attacks Moises with some ground and pound. Makhachev attempts an arm bar on Moises as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Makhachev (Overall Score: 20-18 for Makhachev)

Round Three: The round begins with Makhachev attacking Moises with some leg kicks, Moises responds by kicking Makhachev in the midsection. Makhachev then cracks a charging Moises with a check hook, Makhachev backs Moises up while landing a combination. Moises grabs Makhachev and he gets him up against the cage wall, Makhachev looks for a takedown and Moises defends. Makhachev scores a takedown on Moises and he gets back control, Makhachev looks for the full mount and Moises defends by going for a heel hook as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Makhachev (Overall Score: 30-27 for Makhachev)

Round Four: The round begins with the fighters trading some kick attempts, Moises starts landing some leg kicks against Makhachev. Makhachev scores a takedown on Moises and he gets the open guard, Makhachev starts attacking Moises with ground and pound. Makhachev transitions to back control against Moises while landing more strikes, Makhachev catches Moises in a rear naked choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: (#9) Islam Makhachev def. (#14) Thiago Moises by submission via rear naked choke (2:38, R4)

(#12) Marion Reneau vs. Miesha Tate

Round One: The round begins with the fighters trading a few kick attempts, Tate backs up Reneau while throwing a few combinations. Tate manages to crack Reneau with a straight right to the chin, Reneau starts trading some leg kicks with Tate. Reneau fires back and she nails Tate with a right to the top of her head, Reneau continues attacking Tate with rights. Tate grabs a swinging Reneau and she gets her against the cage wall, the fighters trade some strikes while in the clinch. The fighters separate and Tate pops Reneau with a jab, Tate comes forward and she cracks Reneau with a right. Tate scores a takedown on Reneau and she gets the open guard, Tate postures up before gaining the half guard on Reneau. Tate maintains top control as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Tate

Round Two: The round begins with Reneau cracking Tate with a high front kick, Tate backs up Reneau while throwing a few strikes her way. Tate then hits Reneau with a front kick to the midsection, Reneau comes forward and she lands a right on Tate. Tate eats a few rights before landing a counter right on Reneau, Tate scores a takedown on Reneau and she gets the half guard. Tate attacks a downed Reneau with some ground and pound, Tate postures up and she kicks at the legs of Reneau before eating a few up kicks. Tate returns to the half guard position against Reneau, Tate attacks Reneau with a lot of ground and pound. Tate postures up again and she lands a few more shots on Reneau as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Tate (Overall Score: 20-18 for Tate)

Round Three: The round begins with Reneau attacking Tate with a high kick attempt, Tate comes forward and she cracks Reneau with multiple combinations. Tate grabs Reneau and she gets her against the cage wall before dragging her to the ground, Tate gains back control on Reneau while landing ground and pound. Tate nails Reneau with a plethora of unanswered strikes and the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Miesha Tate def. (#12) Marion Reneau by TKO via strikes (1:53, R3)

Jeremy Stephens vs. Mateusz Gamrot

Round One: The round begins with Gamrot nailing Stephens with a left before scoring a takedown, Gamrot works towards a kimura and Stephens is forced to tap out.

Official Result: Mateusz Gamrot def. Jeremy Stephens by submission via kimura (1:05, R1)

Rodolfo Vieira vs. Dustin Stoltzfus

Round One: The round begins with the fighters trading some jabs, Stoltzfus comes forward and Vieira cracks him with a right. Vieira follows up by cracking Stoltzfus with a two punch combination, Vieira follows up by landing some leg kicks on Stoltzfus. Vieira lands a counter strike combination against a kicking Stoltzfus, Stoltzfus then lands a spinning kick to the thigh of Vieira. Vieira avoids a swinging Stoltzfus before landing a short right hook, Stoltzfus eats a few jabs before attempting a high kick against Vieira. Stoltzfus backs up Vieira again after throwing a high side kick, Stoltzfus nails Vieira with a jump knee strike as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Stoltzfus

Round Two: The round begins with Vieira scoring a takedown on Stoltzfus and he gets back control, Stoltzfus stands up and Vieira holds him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and start trading some jabs, Stoltzfus lands a counter right during an exchange with Vieira. Stoltzfus comes forward and Vieira cracks him with a right of his own, Vieira starts landing leg kicks against a swinging Stoltzfus. Stoltzfus backs up Vieira while landing a looping left hook, Stoltzfus rocks a swinging Vieira by landing a counter right followed by a knee strike. Stoltzfus eats a jab after landing a straight right on Vieira, Stoltzfus again lands a counter right on a jabbing Vieira. The fighters clinch as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Stoltzfus (Overall Score: 20-18 for Stoltzfus)

Round Three: The round begins with Vieira scoring a takedown on Stoltzfus and he gets the half guard, Stoltzfus sweeps Vieira and he regains top control on him before landing a few strikes. Vieira gets back up and he scores another takedown on Stoltzfus, Stoltzfus scrambles to his feet and Vieira jumps onto his back. Vieira catches Stoltzfus in a rear naked choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Rodolfo Vieira def. Dustin Stoltzfus by submission via rear naked choke (1:54, R3)

Gabriel Benitez vs. Billy Quarantillo

Round One: The round begins with Quarantillo attacking Benitez with some leg kicks, Benitez fires back and he kicks Quarantillo in the midsection. Quarantillo recovers to nail Benitez with rights and body kicks, Quarantillo drops Benitez with a right and he pounces on him with more strikes. Benitez looks for a submission and Quarantillo slams him before landing more strikes, Quarantillo gets back control on Benitez before landing more strikes. Quarantillo continues landing ground and pound on Benitez, Benitez spins at the right time and he gains top control on Quarantillo. Benitez gets up and he allows Quarantillo to stand before a striking exchange breaks out, Quarantillo looks for a takedown and Benitez defends while also getting him to the ground, Benitez rolls for a heel hook and Quarantillo defends before landing more strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Quarantillo

Round Two: The round begins with Quarantillo nailing Benitez with a jump knee strike, Quarantillo scores a takedown on Benitez and he gets the half guard. Quarantillo transitions to back control against Benitez, Quarantillo attacks Benitez with some ground and pound. Benitez manages to get to his feet and Quarantillo nails him with a knee strike, Quarantillo backs Benitez into the cage wall while swinging away at him. Quarantillo scores another takedown on Benitez and he immediately lands a plethora of strikes, Benitez scrambles to his feet and Quarantillo gets him against the cage wall. Quarantillo cracks Benitez with a knee strikes before failing at a takedown attempt, Quarantillo hits Benitez with a right before exchanging knee strikes. Quarantillo looks for another takedown and Benitez defends before landing a knee strike, Quarantillo accidentally nails Benitez low and the fight is halted. The action resumes with Quarantillo swinging away at Benitez, Benitez fights back and he eats a few rights for his efforts. Quarantillo lands more combos on Benitez as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-8 for Quarantillo (Overall Score: 20-17 for Quarantillo)

Round Three: The round begins with Quarantillo immediately swinging away at Benitez, Quarantillo and Benitez also exchange some leg kicks. Benitez drops a kicking Quarantillo with a counter left hook, Benitez pounces on a downed Quarantillo with ground and pound. Quarantillo scrambles to his feet to get the fight standing again, Quarantillo and Benitez exchange some combinations. Quarantillo looks for a takedown and Benitez defends while landing a knee strike, Quarantillo clinches with Benitez for a few moments while trading strikes. Quarantillo scores a takedown on Benitez and he gets the full guard, Quarantillo attacks Benitez with some ground and pound before gaining back control. Quarantillo goes right back to landing ground and pound on Benitez until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Billy Quarantillo def. Gabriel Benitez by TKO via strikes (3:40, R3)

Daniel Rodriguez vs. Preston Parsons

Round One: The round begins with Parsons attacking Rodriguez with a high kick attempt, Parsons grabs Rodriguez and he gets him up against the cage wall. The fighters separate and take some swings at each other, Parsons lands some lefts and leg kicks against Rodriguez. Rodriguez starts landing leg kicks of his own against Parsons, Parsons comes forward and the fighters swing away at each other. Parsons leans forward and Rodriguez cracks him with a left, Rodriguez lands a counter left on a kicking Parsons. Parsons fires back and he lands a few shots on a backing Rodriguez, Rodriguez stuns a swinging Parsons with a counter strike before landing an uppercut. Rodriguez blocks a Parsons takedown attempt before landing more shots on him, Rodriguez then cracks Parsons with a few more lefts. Rodriguez drops Parsons with a combination and he lands follow up strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Daniel Rodriguez def. Preston Parsons by TKO via strikes (3:47, R1)

(#14) Amanda Lemos vs. Montserrat Conejo

Round One: The round begins with Lemos kicking Conejo in the midsection, Conejo charges forward and Lemos nails her with a head kick. Lemos drops Conejo with a combination and she lands a few follow up strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: (#14) Amanda Lemos def. Montserrat Conejo by KO via strikes (0:35, R1)

Khalid Taha vs. Sergey Morozov

Round One: The round begins with Taha taking a few swings at Morozov, Taha starts landing some leg kicks against Morozov. Morozov and Taha get into a brief striking exchange, Morozov gets Taha against the cage wall before scoring a takedown on him. Morozov attacks Taha with some ground and pound while in the half guard, Tahan eventually gets Morozov back into his full guard. Taha rolls for a heel hook and Morozov defends while landing some strikes, Taha traps the leg of Morozov as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Morozov

Round Two: The round begins with Taha charging at Morozov while swinging away at him, Taha also starts landing leg kicks on Morozov. Morozov cracks a kicking Taha with a counter left hook followed by an uppercut, Taha fires back and he lands multiple shots on Morozov. Taha comes forward and Morozov cracks him with another left hook, Morozov scores a takedown on Taha and Taha gets up a short time later. Morozov drags Taha back to the ground and Taha pops right back up, Morozov holds Taha against the cage wall while landing a few strikes. Morozov gets Taha back down while also gaining back control, Morozov lands some ground and pound on Taha as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Morozov (Overall Score: 20-18 for Morozov)

Round Three: The round begins with Taha landing a few combos against Morozov, Morozov lands a counter left hook on a swinging Taha. Morozov comes forward and Taha pops him with a front kick, Morozov gets Taha against the cage wall before scoring a takedown. Morozov immediately attacks Taha with some strikes before Taha gets back up, Morozov keeps Taha against the cage wall while occasionally landing strikes. Morozov drags Taha back to the ground and Taha gets right back up, Taha cracks Morozov with a combination after separating. Morozov responds by landing a right cross against Taha, Morozov lands a spinning elbow strike on Taha as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Morozov (Final Score: 30-27 for Morozov)

Official Result: Sergey Morozov def. Khalid Taha by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Francisco Figueiredo vs. Malcolm Gordon

Round One: The round begins with Gordon immediately getting Figueiredo against the cage wall, the fighters trade strikes while in the clinch. The fighters separate and Gordon cracks Figueiredo with a right, Gordon again gets Figueiredo against the cage wall. Gordon scores a takedown on Figueiredo and Figueiredo sweeps him to get top control, Figueiredo attacks Gordon with some ground and pound. Gordon gets Figueiredo back in his full guard while eating some strikes, Figueiredo returns to the half guard against Gordon. Figueiredo rolls for a heel hook on Gordon and Gordon defends to regain top control, Gordon lands some ground and pound as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Figueiredo

Round Two: The round begins with Gordon attacking Figueiredo with some wild rights, Gordon also starts hunting for takedowns on Figueiredo. Gordon comes forward and he pops Figueiredo with a straight right, Gordon gets Figueiredo against the cage wall while looking for a takedown. The fighters separate and Figueiredo attacks Gordon with a variety of kicks, Gordon charges at Figueiredo while swinging wildly at him. Gordon nails Figueiredo with a knee strike during a brief clinch, Figueiredo responds by kicking Gordon in the midsection. Figueiredo then cracks Gordon with a step in knee strike to the face, Figueiredo rocks Gordon with a knee strike to the midsection. Figueiredo continuously cracks Gordon with left hooks, Gordon scores a takedown on Figueiredo and he gets the open guard as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Figueiredo (Overall Score: 20-18 for Figueiredo)

Round Three: The round begins with Gordon tripping up a leaping Figueiredo with a leg kick, Gordon quickly gets top control on the downed Figueiredo. Gordon attacks Figueiredo with some ground and pound, Figueiredo looks to sweep Gordon and Gordon defends while landing more strikes. Figueiredo scrambles to his feet and he gets standing back control on Gordon, Gordon gets free and he looks for another takedown on Figueiredo. Figueiredo scores a takedown on Gordon and he gets the half guard, Gordon sweeps Figueiredo and he regains top control after a failed Figueiredo arm bar attempt, Figueiredo scrambles to his feet and he drags Gordon back to the ground as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Gordon (Final Score: 29-28 for Figueiredo)

Official Result: Malcolm Gordon def. Francisco Figueiredo by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Alan Baudot vs. Rodrigo Nascimento

Round One: The round begins with Nascimento attacking Baudot with some leg kicks, Baudot fires back with leg kicks and jabs on Nascimento. Baudot also cracks Nascimento with left hooks and a right, Baudot continues landing combinations on a jabbing Nascimento. Nascimento clinches with a swinging Baudot and they battle along the cage wall, Nascimento starts hunting for takedowns against Baudot. Baudot gains top control on Nascimento as Nascimento goes for the takedown, Baudot attacks Nascimento with some ground and pound. Nascimento gets up and he gets Baudot against the cage while eating elbow strikes, the fighters separate and Baudot stuns Nascimento with a multiple punch combination. Nascimento again clinches with Baudot as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Baudot

Round Two: The round begins with Nascimento cracking Baudot with a combination, Nascimento accidentally nails Baudot low and the fight is halted. The action resumes with Baudot cracking Nascimento with some leg kicks and jabs, Nascimento comes forward while attacking Baudot with jabs. Baudot looks for a takedown and Nascimento defends while landing more strikes, Nascimento drops Baudot with some body shots and he lands a few follow up strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Rodrigo Nascimento def. Alan Baudot by TKO via strikes (1:29, R2)


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