Makhachev submits Moisés; Tate stops Reneau in UFC return

An aerial view of the UFC's Octagon. (photo courtesy of UFC)

Islam Makhachev extended his winning streak to eight in a row with a dominant performance against Thiago Moisés in the main event of Saturday’s UFC Fight Night.

Makhachev submitted Moisés, a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt, with a fourth-round rear-naked choke to improve to 20-1 in mixed martial arts and 9-1 in the UFC.

Khabib Nurmagomedov’s teammate and protégé was ranked No. 9 in the UFC’s lightweight division heading into the event and is widely considered a future title contender at 155 pounds.

In the co-main event, Miesha Tate returned to the Octagon for the first time since 2016. The former women’s bantamweight champion finished Marion Reneau with a third-round technical knockout. Reneau, 44, had lost five consecutive bouts dating back to 2018 and announced her retirement from MMA following the bout.

Canadian Malcolm Gordon picked up his first win under the UFC banner on the preliminary card, snapping a two-fight skid by defeating Francisco Figueiredo on the scorecards. It was one of only two fights on the card that went the distance.

MAIN CARD
-- Islam Makhachev def. Thiago Moisés by submission (rear-naked choke)
-- Miesha Tate def. Marion Reneau by TKO
-- Mateusz Gamrot def. Jeremy Stephens by submission (kimura)
-- Rodolfo Vieira def. Dustin Stoltzfus by submission (rear-naked choke)
-- Billy Quarantillo def. Gabriel Benítez by TKO

PRELIMINARY CARD
-- Daniel Rodriguez def. Preston Parsons by TKO
-- Amanda Lemos def. Montserrat Ruiz by TKO
-- Sergey Morozov def. Khalid Taha by unanimous decision
-- Malcolm Gordon def. Francisco Figueiredo by unanimous decision
-- Rodrigo Nascimento def. Alan Baudot by TKO

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