- Saturday 07.17.2021 at 07:00 PM ET
- U.S. Broadcast: ESPN
- Name: UFC Fight Night: Makhachev vs. Moisés
- Also Known As: UFC on ESPN 26
- Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship
- Ownership: Endeavor
- Venue: UFC APEX
- Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
- Enclosure: Octagon
- TV Announcers: Jon Anik, Paul Felder, Michael Bisping
- Ring Announcer: Bruce Buffer
- Post-Fight Interviews: Paul Felder
- TV Ratings: 867,000 avg. viewers (1.2M peak, 558k ESPN prelims)
- MMA Bouts: 10
Cancelled & Fizzled Bouts
Honors & Awards
Performance of the NightMarion Reneau vs. Miesha Tate | $50,000 bonus to Tate
Performance of the NightMateusz Gamrot vs. Jeremy Stephens | $50,000 bonus to Gamrot
Performance of the NightRodolfo Vieira vs. Dustin Stoltzfus | $50,000 bonus to Vieira
Fight of the NightBilly Quarantillo vs. Gabriel Benítez | $50,000 bonus to each fighter
Performance of the NightRodrigo Nascimento vs. Alan Baudot | $50,000 bonus to Nascimento
Makhachev vs. Moisés (10), Vieira vs. Stoltzfus (7), Taha vs. Morozov (3)
Reneau vs. Tate (9), Quarantillo vs. Benítez (6)
Gamrot vs. Stephens (8), Rodriguez vs. Parsons (5), Figueiredo vs. Gordon (2)
Lemos vs. Ruiz (4), Nascimento vs. Baudot (1)
07.21.2021 | 11:28 PM ET
That is such a **** take. For multiple reasons.
The fight was split decision, and a great 15-minute fight. I've watched it numerous times and I've maintained every time that was Gamrot's fight. But regardless of that, Guram Kutateladze isn't some scrub. He's won 9-straight. If you ask anybody who follows and knows their elite-level prospects, Guram is 100% a Top 6-8 prospect within the UFC right now in terms of pure skill. Losing a tight split decision to him doesn't mean you shouldn't be ranked.
****, Guram himself should probably be ranked if we're talking skill-for-skill. LW 10 through 15 is Gillespie, Lee, Ferreira, Riddell, Tsarukyan, and Moises. Dude is very clearly better than Ferreira, Riddell, and Moises. At least.
I don't look at rankings the same way these goofs do. I look at the fighters skill-for-skill, that's it. And if Islam ******* Makhachev is the #5 LW in the world, there is no argument in existence that someone arguably more talented in Gamrot isn't a Top 15.
07.22.2021 | 10:27 AM ET
07.22.2021 | 6:34 PM ET
as in if they were scheduled to fight - islam would be the rightful heavy favorite to win and it has nothing to do with the hype from khabib comparisons
i understand that it's cool & fun to be contrarian but it kinda just makes you sound like a goofball arguing that gamrot would beat islam. i personally wouldn't even expect gamrot to beat arman tsarukyan
gamrot probably is a top 10-15 lightweight though in spite of me dedicating this entire post to speaking about people who would probably beat him
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