Twitter reacts to Islam Makhachev’s dominant win over Thiago Moises at UFC on ESPN 26

Islam Makhachev continued his rise up the lightweight rankings on Saturday when he defeated Thiago Moises at UFC on ESPN 26.

Makhachev (20-1 MMA, 9-1 UFC) extended his winning streak to eight consecutive fights courtesy of a fourth-round submission victory over Moises (15-5 MMA, 4-3 UFC) in the headlining bout at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.

Check below for the top Twitter reactions to Makhachev’s victory over Moises at UFC on ESPN 26.


Yeah, UFC is totally going to give Makhachev a title opportunity. Right after Dana gives all his money to the ACLU

— smoogy (@smoogymma) July 18, 2021

Bloody Elbow

Moises gets the double as Makhachev went for the guillotine. Shucks the sub and tries to pass. Makhachev creates a scramble and ends up on Moises’ back against the cage. #UFCVegas31

— Bloody Elbow (@BloodyElbow) July 18, 2021

Belal Muhammad

Islam is so good everywhere

— Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) July 18, 2021

Sean Sheehan

20-18 Makhachev.

Moises needs to get on his bike here and avoid the clinch at all costs. #UFCVegas31

— Seán Sheehan (@SeanSheehanBA) July 18, 2021

Dillon Danis

Islam Makhachev is so overrated 😂 i’d play with him in there before i took any submission i wanted.

— Dillon Danis (@dillondanis) July 18, 2021

Mike Perry

High level grappling main event

— Platinum Mike Perry (@PlatinumPerry) July 18, 2021

Aljamain Sterling

Moises needs something big. Makhachev running away with this very decisively. I did like that heel hook attempt from Moises tho but Islam is still strong and the fresher fighter. #UFCVegas31

— Aljamain Sterling (@funkmasterMMA) July 18, 2021

Mike Bohn

Islam Makhachev becomes the first in MMA to finish Thiago Moises. Methodical and impressive.

His 8th straight win. Only Charles Oliveira (9) has a longer streak at 155. #UFCVegas31

— Mike Bohn (@MikeBohnMMA) July 18, 2021

Belal Muhammad

Welcome to the Islam era

— Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) July 18, 2021

Danny Segura

Islam Makhachev is a problem.

No offense to Thiago Moises, who’s a solid fighter, but I’m tired of these kinds of fights. UFC needs to fight a way to get him top-5 opponent next. It’s been long overdue. #UFCVegas31

— Danny Segura (@dannyseguratv) July 18, 2021

Max Kellerman

Not saying he’s the best lightweight in the world, but would Makhachev be the underdog against any 155lber? #MakhachevMoises #UFC

— Max Kellerman (@maxkellerman) July 18, 2021

Michael Carroll

Islam Makhachev is just the sixth fighter in UFC lightweight history to win eight or more consecutive fights. He joins Khabib Nurmagomedov, Tony Ferguson, Charles Oliveira, Donald Cerrone, and Gray Maynard. #UFCVegas31

— Michael Carroll (@MJCflipdascript) July 18, 2021

James Vick

I think Gregor Gillespie matches up really well against Islam

— James Vick (@JamesVickMMA) July 18, 2021

Mike Rhodes

Islam the truth future champ 100P

— Mike “Biggie” Rhodes (@TeamRocBiggie) July 18, 2021

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