UFC Vegas 67 “Imavov Vs Gastelum” + Weekly MMA News

The greatest promotion in the world finally returns after a three-week layoff, and there will be many great combats. The prospects are ready to showcase their skills, there is a mixture of young blood and experienced vets at the upcoming UFC Vegas 67 event. But before we jump on the first UFC Fight Night event in 2023, let’s look at the last week’s highlight reel.

Felipe Bunes came out victorious against Yuma Horiuchi in the main event of LFA 149. After a big left hook, he grounded and pounded his way through Horiuchi and won via stoppage (strikes).

UFC Vegas 67 is headlined by the combat between the very tough UFC veteran Kelvin Gastelum and one of the most tactical warriors of the 185-pound division, Nassourdine Imavov. The event airs exclusively on ESPN+ (UFC on Fight Pass), depending on your geolocation.

UFC Vegas 67 Imavov vs Kelvin Gastelum

Image source: @UFCBrasil Twitter

Nassourdine Imavov is known for long-range strikes, precise punches, and very dedicated working ethics. This guy trains every day at the MMA Factory, Paris, France, where the coach Fernand Lopez works with him. He is a cardio phenom with great fight IQ and outstanding long-range bombs, and a real nightmare for every single fighter at 185. His cardio is amazing.

Kelvin Gastelum is an old-school fighter, known for pressure and eating a shot to land a shot. Kelvin’s chin is on point, and yes, he is a bit shorter for his weight class, but that’s not a problem for him. You don’t wanna be in the clinch with Gastelum, his wrestling background might be too much to handle. Plus, Kelvin can take a beating. This combat could easily last for 25 minutes.

Prediction: fight starts round 4

In the co-main event of the evening, heavy-handed puncher Dan Ige is going to meet ground game and submission specialist Damon Jackson. Ige is muscular and very dangerous in the first round but if Jackson drags him to the canvas, we might expect a submission finish. One way or another, this will hardly last for three rounds.

Prediction: the fight will not go the distance

Here is the whole fight card, but please check the event here, as there is always the possibility of last-minute changes or cancellations.

Preliminary Card (7 PM ET, midnight UK time, ESPN+/UFC on Fight Pass)

Middleweight: Nassourdine Imavov (12-3-0) vs. Kelvin Gastelum (17-8-0)

Featherweight: Dan Ige (15-6-0) vs. Damon Jackson (22-4-1)

Middleweight: Punahele Soriano (9-2-0) vs. Roman Kopylov (9-2-0)

Bantamweight: Ketlen Vieira (13-2-0) vs. Raquel Pennington (14-8-0)

Bantamweight: Umar Nurmagomedov (15-0-0) vs. Raoni Barcelos (17-3-0)

Preliminary Card (4 PM ET, 9 PM UK time, ESPN+/UFC on Fight Pass)

Middleweight: Abdul Razak Alhassan (11-5-0) vs. Claudio Ribeiro (10-2-0)

Lightweight: Mateusz Rębecki (16-1-0) vs. Nick Fiore (6-0-0)

Bantamweight: Mateus Mendonça (10-0-0) vs. Javid Basharat (13-0-0)

Flyweight: Allan Nascimento (19-6-0) vs. Carlos Hernandez (8-1-0)

Featherweight: Daniel Argueta (8-1-0) vs. Isaac Dulgarian (5-0-0)

Flyweight: Jimmy Flick (16-5-0) vs. Charles Johnson (12-3-0)

Bantamweight: Priscila Cachoeira (12-4-0) vs. Sijara Eubanks (7-7-0)

Here are my predictions for the upcoming UFC Fight Night.

Well, the UFC fans can finally celebrate, as the greatest promotion finally ends its three-week break! Don’t be sad, please, and tune in to the ESPN+ at 4 PM ET on Saturday, let’s enjoy the great night of combats!

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