Set to take place this Saturday (17) in Las Vegas, United States, UFC Vegas 31 will see the “Brazilian Squad” in action in the world’s most famous octagon. In total, six athletes will represent the green and yellow flags, one of them in one of the night’s most important battles. In a mild clash, Thiago Moises will face Russian fighter Islam Makhachev, who is in a major stage.
Still on the main cards, jiu-jitsu black belt Rodolfo Vieira is looking to return in a duel against American Dustin Stoltzfuss. Behind a positive result in the preliminary card will be four Brazilian players. Amanda Lemos, Anderson Berinza, Francisco Figueredo and Rodrigo ze Colmia will face significant challenges ahead of Gringos Montserrat Ruiz, Miles Johns, Malcolm Gordon and Alan Baudot respectively.
Thiago Moises will face Russia in the main event
Ultimate continues its chain of events at UFC Apex with a fight that will bring to light two emerging names: ninth place, Islam Makhachev, and 14th, Thiago Moises. This would be the Brazilian’s first main event since he was hired by the organization after participating in the Contenders Series.
Khabib Nurmagomedov’s disciple, Makhachev (19-1) leaves no doubt that he is destined to fight for the lightweight belt in the near future. Among the most prominent names in MMA today, Russia holds the record for the fewest blows per minute in UFC history, a feat they achieved with intimidating performances over Drew Dober, Davey Ramos and Gleason Tibou. He now wants to extend his impressive seven-fight winning streak and become the first fighter to submit to Moses.
Indiatuba, Sao Paulo native Thiago Moises (15-4) is aiming to maintain the momentum and ensure the biggest win of his promising career. At 26, Brazil found their way into the division under the leadership of Charles do Bronx and achieved three straight victories against Michael Johnson, Bobby Green and Hernandez.
Rodolfo Vieira returns against the American
In the jiu-jitsu event, Rodolfo Vieira (7-1) returns to face fellow grappling specialist Dustin Stotzfuss (13-2) in the UFC octagon. After transitioning to MMA, Rodolfo had seven victories before being stopped by Anthony Hernandez in February. At 31, Rio hopes to win middleweight again.
Amanda Lemos wants to keep the momentum going
Amanda Lemos (9-1-1), currently ranked 14th in the Ultimate Women’s Strawweight Rankings, is looking for a fourth straight win this Saturday. Paraiense, who defeated compatriot Livinha Souza in his last fight, makes his second appearance in 2021 and will face Mexican Montserrat Ruiz (10-1), who made a noise in the division in March this year when he defeated Cheyenne Buzz. Overcame it. in the decision.
Three other Brazilians take action
In addition to Thiago, Rodolfo and Amanda, three more Brazilians will be in action at UFC Vegas 31. Francisco Figueredo (12-3-1, 1 NC) seeks to build a legacy in flyweight, a category that was once dominated by his brother Diveson Figueredo. He faced Canada’s Malcolm Gordon (12-5) to add his second win in two matches in the organization. Anderson Berinza (21-8) will also move into the octagon after another win. After defeating Martin Day in November, Brazil will face American Miles Johns (11-1). After completing the Brazilian team, Rodrigo ze Colmia (8-1) from Minas Gerais, who was hired after participating in the Contender Series, Frenchman Alain Baudot (8-2) for his second victory in the UFC. ) is targeting in the fight against. heavy division.
UFC Vegas 31
UFC at Apex, Las Vegas (USA)
Saturday, July 17, 2021
Main Card (11:00 pm, Brasilia time)
Lightweight: Islam Makhachev vs. Thiago Moises
Peso-Gallo: Marion Reneau x Misha Tate
Peso-Lev: Jeremy Stephens x Mateusz Gumroot
Middleweight: Rodolfo Vieira x Dustin Stoltzfuss
Penalty: Gabriel Benitez x Billy Quarantillo
Starting card (20:00, Brasilia time)
Welterweight: Daniel Rodriguez vs Preston Parsons
Strawweight: Amanda Lemos x Montserrat Ruiz
Gallic Weight: Khaled Taha x Sergey Morozov
Bantamweight: Miles Johns vs Anderson Berinza
Flyweight: Francisco Figueredo x Malcolm Gordon
Heavyweight: Alan Baudot vs. Rodrigo Ze Colmia