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UFC Fight Night: Makhachev vs. Moisés

UFC Fight Night
  • 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
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Fight Card

Cancelled & Fizzled Bouts

Honors & Awards

  • Performance of the Night
    Marion Reneau vs. Miesha Tate   |   $50,000 bonus to Tate
  • Performance of the Night
    Mateusz Gamrot vs. Jeremy Stephens   |   $50,000 bonus to Gamrot
  • Performance of the Night
    Rodolfo Vieira vs. Dustin Stoltzfus   |   $50,000 bonus to Vieira
  • Fight of the Night
    Billy Quarantillo vs. Gabriel Benítez   |   $50,000 bonus to each fighter
  • Performance of the Night
    Rodrigo Nascimento vs. Alan Baudot   |   $50,000 bonus to Nascimento

Referees

  • Herb Dean
    Makhachev vs. Moisés (10)Vieira vs. Stoltzfus (7)Taha vs. Morozov (3)
  • Mark Smith
    Reneau vs. Tate (9)Quarantillo vs. Benítez (6)
  • Mike Beltran
    Gamrot vs. Stephens (8)Rodriguez vs. Parsons (5)Figueiredo vs. Gordon (2)
  • Chris Tognoni
    Lemos vs. Ruiz (4)Nascimento vs. Baudot (1)

Event Discussion

MikeLovesTacos XD
MikeLovesTacos XD

07.21.2021 | 11:28 PM ET

"Why should (A) be ranked when he couldn't even beat (B) who isn't ranked." 

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.
Tieoken
Tieoken

07.22.2021 | 10:27 AM ET

I think you're selling Ferreira a bit short there, but otherwise I agree. Actually, seeing his name makes me think Ferreira would actually be an ideal next opponent for Gamrot. But, yeah the rankings are general trash and not about skill at all.
mickey420
mickey420

07.22.2021 | 6:34 PM ET

ive been a pretty big gamrot fan ever since he beat kleber koike but theres literally nothing that indicates that he would beat islam makhachev lol.

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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