Join us right here at Bloody Elbow for live outcomes, dialogue, and play-by-play (most important occasion) as UFC Vegas 67: Strickland vs. The Imavov occasion goes down from the promotion’s APEX facility in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The most important occasion for this battle night time will happen within the mild heavyweight division, with late substitute Sean Strickland stepping in for Kelvin Gastelum to satisfy rising contender Nassourdine Imavov. The bout was presupposed to go down at middleweight, however because of the final minute cost Strickland weighed in virtually 10 kilos heavier than Imavov. We’ll discover out if that makes any distinction within the Octagon tonight.
This will likely be an ESPN+ present however will likely be kicking off a bit of sooner than ordinary. The six-fight preliminary card is scheduled to start out at 4pm ET/1pm PT on ESPN+. The five-fight most important card can also be on ESPN+, and that’s supposed to start out at 7pm ET/4pm PT. For the areas exterior of the United States, you’ll be able to catch all of the scheduled contests on UFC Fight Pass.
Sean Strickland vs. Nassourdine Imavov
Round 1 – Strickland closes the gap just about instantly. He lands a proper excessive. Nice fast left hook from Imavov. He’s controlling the gap now. Strickland with a pleasant 1-2. Kicks too. Right hook from Imavov. Short elbow from Strickland. Light inside leg kick. Imavov wades in however does not land. Strickland lands a counter within the subsequent change. He’s bringing the stress now. They each miss with massive pictures. Strickland pushes his opponent to the cage wall. Not for lengthy, they break. Front kick from Imavov. Short left from Strickland. Big proper hook. Wild proper from Imavov lands glancingly, Strickland is countering higher. 10-9 Strickland.
Round 2 – Slow begin, principally simply low kicks and teeps. Strickland ties Imamov up in opposition to the cage and lands inside. They break, and Strickland lands the final punch of a combo. Imavov clips him again. They commerce. Strickland geese beneath and lands a pleasant journey takedown, however Imamov pops up instantly. They battle on the fence. They commerce rights. Clinch. Strickland lands on the break. They each swing and miss. Imamov connects, and Strickland pushes him to the fence. They break and Imavov lands a brief shot. Close, however I’ll go 10-9 Strickland.
Round 3 – Strickland with a combo. Imamov returns fireplace however eats a counter. Imavov seems a bit gunshy now. Strickland is not overwhelming him, it is only a bit gradual. Strickland is touching him with inside leg kicks and teeps. Strickland with a counter left. There is not lots happening right here. Strickland clinches however Imavov breaks it instantly. Imamov spins however Strickland blocks it. 10-9 Strickland.
Round 4 – Strickland lands a straight proper. He goes physique head. Another proper. Both throw and miss. Front kick to the physique from Strickland, and a jab. Nice jab from Imamov. Low kicks. Strickland with a fast left. Right from Imamov. Strickland lands to the physique. Much higher tempo than the final spherical. Takedown try from Strickland however nada. They battle on the fence. Imamov reverses and lands an elbow on the break. 1-2 from Strickland. Imamov circles away. Strickland with a counter combo. Nice jab. Another 1-2. 10-9 Strickland.
Round 5 – They commerce quick pictures. Nice lean-in proper from Imavov as Strickland retreats. Imamov with two counters. Strickland places Imamov on the fence. He backs off as Imamov throws massive elbows. Back to the clinch. Imamov with a knee to the physique and a brief proper. Wide left hook from Imavov. Strickland ties him up once more. Back to the middle. Both males are a bit of drained, and their lack of accuracy is exhibiting that. Short elbow from Imavov as Strickland tries to tie him up. Nice left from Strickland. Imavov with one other knee to the physique. He lands a brief proper hook. Uppercut. Strickland simply making an attempt to carry him in shut. 10-9 Imavov however 49-46 Strickland.
Sean Strickland defeated Nassourdine Imavov by way of unanimous determination (49-46, 49-46, 48-47)
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