UFC Vegas 67 or Fight Night 217 event came around with Sean Strickland vs Nassourdine Imavov as the headliner.
Sean Strickland closed UFC in 2022 as he headlined UFC Vegas 67 with a controversial split decision that went against him when he faced Jared Cannonier. That was his second loss in a row after he lost to Alex Periera at UFC 276. Strickland was then brought in to headline the first UFC event of 2023 as a short-notice replacement for Kevin Gastelum.
Nassourdine Imavov came into the bout as the #12 ranked middleweight and on a 3-fight winning streak. He was last active to defeat Joaquin Buckley via a unanimous decision at UFC Paris. He previously defeated Ian Heinisch and Edmen Shahbazyan in UFC 268.
The co-main event saw Dan Ige and Damon Jackson clashing in a featherweight bout. Ketlen Vieira vs Raquel Pennington and Umar Nurmagomedov vs Raoni Barcelos were the other bouts on the main card.
Tune in below as we post results from UFC Vegas 67: Strickland vs Imavov event.
Prelims (4 pm ET)
- Charles Johnson def. Jimmy Flick via TKO (Punches) at 4:33 of round 1- Flyweight bout (Watch Video)
- Dan Argueta def. Nick Aguirre via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)- Featherweight bout
- Allan Nascimento def. Carlos Hernandez via submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:16 of round 1 – Flyweight bout (Watch Video)
- Mateusz Rębecki def. Nick Fiore via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)- Bantamweight Bout – Lightweight Bout
- Abdul Razak Alhassan def. Claudio Ribeiro via KO (punches) at 0:28 of round 2 – Welterweight Bout (Watch Video)
- Javid Basharat def. Mateus Mendonca via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) – Bantamweight Bout
Main Card (7 pm ET)
- Umar Nurmagomedov def. Raoni Barcelos via KO (punch) at 4:40 of round 1 – Bantamweight Bout (Watch Video)
- Raquel Pennington def. Ketlen Vieira via split decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29) – Women’s Bantamweight bout
- Roman Kopylov def. Punahele Soriano via TKO(Kick & Punches) at 3:19 of round 2 – Middleweight Bout (Watch Video)
- Co-Main Event: Dan Ige def. Damon Jackson via KO (punch) at 4:13 of round 2 – Featherweight Bout (Watch Video)
- Main Event: Shane Strickland def. Nassourdine Imavov via unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 48-47) – Light Heavyweight bout