UFC Vegas 31: Islam Makhachev mauls Thiago Moises in his first main event slot

In this handout photo provided by UFC, Islam Makhachev of Russia punches Thiago Moises of Brazil in their lightweight bout during the UFC Fight Night...

Makhachev Mania? Khabib Nurmagomedov’s protege Islam thrived in his first main event against Thiago Moises, earning a fourth-round submission. Elsewhere, there were big wins for Billy Quarantillo and Mateusz Gamrot before returning former women’s bantamweight champion Miesha Tate sent Marion Reneau into retirement with a R3 TKO finish in the co-main.
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UFC Vegas 31: Tate eyes UFC title in comeback, but refuses to rush ahead of Reneau matchup

Thrust into her first UFC fight week for almost five years, Miesha Tate was unequivocal about being where she belongs after retiring. The former women’s bantamweight champion praised upcoming opponent Marion Reneau but also hopes this weekend ultimately proves the important first step en route to achieving gold once more in future as her comeback trail starts. Continue reading