Join Bloody Elbow for live results, discussion and play-by-play (main event) as UFC Vegas 67: Strickland vs. Imavov event takes place from the promotion’s APEX facility in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The main event for this fight night takes place in the light-heavyweight division, with late replacement Sean Strickland replacing Kelvin Gastelum to face up-and-coming contender Nassourdine Imavov. The fight was supposed to end at middleweight, but the last-minute attack left Strickland almost 10 pounds heavier than Imavov. We’ll see if that makes any difference in the Octagon tonight.
This will be an ESPN+ show, but will start a little earlier than usual. The preliminary six-fight card begins at 4pm ET / 1pm PT on ESPN+. The five-fight main card is also on ESPN+, and that should start at 7pm ET / 4pm PT. For territories outside of the United States, you can view all scheduled matches on UFC Fight Pass.
Sean Strickland vs Nassourdine Imavov
Round 1 – Strickland closes the distance almost immediately. He lands right over the top. Nice fast left hook from Imavov. He now checks the distance. Strickland with a nice 1-2. Kick too. Imavov right hook. Strickland short elbow. Light kick to inside leg. Imavov wades in but does not land. Strickland lands a chip in the next exchange. He’s stepping up the pressure now. They both miss with big shots. Strickland pushes his opponent against the cage wall. Not for long, they break. Imavov front kick. Short left of Strickland. Big right hook. Wild to the right of Imavov lands quickly, Strickland counters better. 10-9 Strickland.
Round 2 – Slow start, mostly low kicks and teeps only. Strickland ties Imamov against the cage and lands in it. They break and Strickland lands the final blow of a combo. Imavov cuts it back. They act. Strickland goes into hiding and lands a nice trip takedown, but Imamov pops right up. They fight on the fence. They trade rights. sounded. Strickland lands on the break. They wave and both miss. Imamov connects and Strickland pushes him to the fence. They break and Imavov lands a short shot. Close, but I’m going 10-9 Strickland.
Round 3 – Strickland with a combo. Imamov fires back, but eats a counter. Imavov now looks a little savvy. Strickland doesn’t overwhelm him, it’s just a little slow. Strickland hits him with kicks and teeps to the inside leg. Strickland with a counter on the left. There’s not much going on here. Strickland takes but Imavov immediately breaks it. Imamov turns but Strickland blocks it. 10-9 Strickland.
Round 4 – Strickland lands straight ahead. He goes body head. Another right. Both throw and miss. Front kick to Strickland’s body, and a jab. Nice joke from Imamov. Low stairs. Strickland with a quick left. Straight from Imamov. Strickland lands on the body. Much better pace than the last lap. Takedown attempt from Strickland but nada. They fight on the fence. Imamov turns and lands an elbow on the break. 1-2 from Strickland. Imamov circles away. Strickland with a counter combo. Nice sting. Again 1-2. 10-9 Strickland.
Round 5 – They trade short shots. Leaning in from Imavov as Strickland retreats. Imamov with two counters. Strickland puts Imamov on the fence. He backs off as Imamov throws big elbows. Back to the clinch. Imamov with a knee to the body and a short right. Wide left hook from Imavov. Strickland ties him up again. Back to the center. Both men are a little tired, and their lack of accuracy shows it. Short elbow from Imavov as Strickland tries to tie him up. Nice left from Strickland. Imavov with another knee to the body. He lands a short right hook. Top cut. Strickland is just trying to bring him closer. 10-9 Imavov but 49-46 Strickland.
Sean Strickland defeated Nassourdine Imavov via unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 48-47)
Dan Ige defeated Damon Jackson via KO (punches), 4:13 of round 2
Roman Kopylov defeated Puna Soriano via TKO (strikes), 3:19 of round 1
Raquel Pennington defeated Ketlen Vieira via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Umar Nurmagomedov defeated Raoni Barcelos via KO (punch), 4:40 of round 1
Javid Basharat defeated Mateus Mendonca via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Abdul Razak Alhassan defeated Claudio Ribeiro via KO (punch), :28 of round 2
Mateusz Rebecki defeated Nick Fiore via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)
Allan Nascimento defeated Carlos Hernandez via submission (rear naked choke), 3:16 of round 1
Daniel Argueta defeated Nick Aguirre via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Charles Johnson defeated Jimmy Flick via TKO (strikes), 4:33 of round 1