Ranked lightweights will top the card Saturday at UFC Fight Night as No. 9-rated Islam Makhachev faces No. 14-ranked Thiago Moises in the main event. The main card is set for 10 p.m. ET from the Apex facility in Las Vegas.
Makhachev is a -650 favorite (risk $650 to win $100), while Moises is offered at +475 (risk $100 to win $475) in the latest UFC Fight Night: Makhachev vs. Moises odds from William Hill Sportsbook.
Many MMA observers see a future champion in Makhachev (19-1), whose grappling skills and nonstop pressure are reminiscent of his mentor and former champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov. The younger Russian has won seven straight UFC fights and will be performing in his first main event.
Makhachev takes a step up in competition against the versatile Moises (15-4), a versatile Brazilian who has entered the rankings behind three consecutive impressive victories of his own.
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