UFC Vegas 31: Makhachev vs. Moises Betting Preview

A clash of surging UFC lightweight contenders is set to go down this weekend.

Top-15 lightweights top the marquee at UFC Vegas 31 this weekend when Islam Makhachev takes on Thiago Moises.

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Fightful has you covered on all your betting needs ahead of this weekend's card.

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

Odds (via Bet MGM): Makhachev (-575), Moises (+425)

Breakdown - A pair of top-15 ranked UFC lightweights look to leap into title contention with a win during the UFC Vegas 31 main event this weekend.

Russian-standout Islam Makhachev has been a betting favorite in all (9) of his previous UFC bouts and comes into this weekend's main event as the biggest betting favorite of his career (-575). The ninth-ranked contender in the UFC's shark invested 155-pound division comes into this one on a seven fight win streak, earning victories over the likes of Chris Wade, Nik Lentz, Gleison Tibau, Kajan Johnson, Arman Tsarukyan, Davi Ramos and most recently Drew Dober. The 29-year old's lone career loss came at UFC 192 in 2015 where he was KO'd by Adriano Martins in an absolutely wild bout that lasted all of 90-seconds.

The Brazilian-native Thiago Moises is a Dana White Contender Series veteran and earned himself a UFC deal with a brutal TKO of Gleidson Moraes in 2018. Moises was tossed right into the fire and made his promotional debut against Beneil Dariush where he dropped a decision against the now top ranked lightweight contender. Since his shortcoming against Dariush, Moises would drop just one more fight against Damir Ismagulov but has since rattled off 3 consecutive wins over Michael Johnson, Bobby Green and Alexander Hernandez, all of which, the 26-year old came into as a betting underdog.

Pick - Makhachev (-575)

Rest Of Card Predictions

  • (#12) Marion Reneau (+110) vs. Meisha Tate (-130)

Pick - Tate (-130)


  • Jeremy Stephens (+180) vs. Mateusz Gamrot (-220)

Pick - Gamrot (-220)


  • Rodolfo Vieira (-230) vs. Dustin Stoltzfus (+190)

Pick - Vieira (-230)


  • Gabriel Benitez (-190) vs. Billy Quarantillo (+160)

Pick - Quarantillo (+160)


  • Daniel Rodriguez (-240) vs. Preston Parsons (+200)

Pick - Rodriguez (-240)


  • (#14) Amanda Lemos (-500) vs. Montserrat Conejo (+380)

Pick - Lemos (-500)


  • Khalid Taha (-165) vs. Sergey Morozov (+140)

Pick - Morozov (+140)


  • Miles Johns (-175) vs. Anderson Dos Santos (+150)

Pick - Johns (-175)


  • Francisco Figueiredo (-310) vs. Malcolm Gordon (+240)

Pick - Figueiredo (-310)


  • Alan Baudot (+270) vs. Rodrigo Nascimento (-340)

Pick - Nascimento (-340)


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