UFC Vegas 31 Weigh-in Results: Islam Makhachev, Miesha Tate, Jeremy Stephens, And More

Published 07/16/2021, 2:39 PM EDT


UFC Fight Night: Makhachev vs Moises is upon us this weekend. Ahead of the much-anticipated card, the weigh-ins of the event took place.

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Islam Makhachev, Thiago Moises, Miesha Tate, and every other fighter on the card managed to successfully make the weight cuts for their respective weight classes.

Makhachev weighed in at 155 lbs. While his Brazilian opponent Moises made the scales at 156 lbs, 1lbs more than the Russian.

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The returning Miesha Tate made her cut for the co-main event at 135lbs whereas her opponent, Marion Reneau, weighed in 1lbs more to stand at 136 lbs.

It will be interesting to see how ‘Cupcake’ performs nearly 5 years after she decided to hang her gloves up for good. In other main card results, ‘Lil Heathen’ Jeremy Stephens weighed in around half lbs more than his opponent Mateusz Gamrot to stand at 156lbs.

While Rodolfo Viera (185lbs), Dustin Stolzfus (185.5 lbs), Gabriel Benitez (146lbs), and Billy Quarantilllo (145.5 lbs) wrapped up successful weigh-ins for the main card fighters.

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‘Cupcake’ Tate looked in phenomenal shape during the weigh-ins. She last fought against Raquel Pennington at UFC 205 before announcing her retirement.

She will be up against one of the Top-15 ranked bantamweight, Reneau. the latter would look to bounce back after her decision loss against Macy Chiasson earlier this March.

Islam Makhachev vs Thiago Moises- What to expect UFC Fight Night?

Makhachev (19-1) is one of the rising superstars in the lightweight division. With the departure of Khabib Nurmagomedov, the baton of Dagestani fighting dominance now rests on his shoulders. He is more or less similar in fighting tactics to his more famous and celebrated Dagestani pal.

BOSTON, MA – JANUARY 20: Islam Makhachev of Russia celebrates after his knockout victory over Gleison Tibau of Brazil in their lightweight bout during the UFC 220 event at TD Garden on January 20, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Makhachev is currently riding on a 7 fight win streak. Out of his 9 fights in the UFC, he has won 8 out of it. A master grappler and equally efficient on his feet, Makhachev is certainly on the path to be the next big thing.

Meanwhile, Moises (15-4) is currently riding on a 3 fight win streak. The Brazilian submission specialist is currently enjoying the best purple patch of his career and would want to continue that further.

It will be a grappling spectacle, least to say, between the headlining fighters.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – FEBRUARY 27: (L-R) Thiago Moises of Brazil punches Alexander Hernandez in a lightweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on February 27, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

The main event could certainly end up with the Fight of the Night honor, too. Meanwhile, the returning former bantamweight champion, Tate would be hoping to put up a masterclass and make her way towards another title run.

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Who do you think will shine the brightest? Let us know.

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Akshyay Srichandan Mahapatra

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Akshyay Mahapatra is a UFC author for EssentiallySports. He wished to combine his passion for the UFC (that he has been following since 2008) as well as his love for writing. This motivated him to enter the world of combat sports journalism.

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