Bloody Elbow fight expert, Zane Simon & his co-hort Eddie Mercado recorded for you on Saturday, January 14th, 2023, with a breakdown of the the first UFC event of 2023; UFC Vegas 67: ‘Strickland vs Imavov’ — a now 12-bout card which took place from the APEX Facility in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The guys have hot takes, possible next fights, as well as reactions to the overall event in the player above, or they can be caught on our Bloody Elbow Presents YouTube Channel or any platform in our BE Presents Podcast Network.
For all the results, reactions and a plethora of details about the main card, and plenty of tidbits about all the prelims, be sure to hit play on the show to hear what our fight experts have to say!
“UFC kicks the year off with a thrilling contender clash that will see No. 7 ranked middleweight Sean Strickland take on No. 12 ranked Nassourdine Imavov. Though both men are ranked at middleweight, this special main event will take place at light heavyweight. Also, No. 13 ranked featherweight contender Dan Ige squares off with streaking Damon Jackson.” h/t: UFC.com
Here’s a look at what transpired...
Overall, this 12-bout card saw three exciting first round finishes, five thrilling KO/TKO’s, one sweet sub, and five hard-fought decisions, one split. BONUSES included — POTN: Allan Nascimento, Umar Nurmagomedov, Roman Kopylov, & Dan Ige. NO FOTN.
Here’s a look at the UFC Vegas 67: ‘Strickland vs Imavov’ fight card, updated records & full results from the event —
ESPN+ MAIN CARD
At 2:06 – 11. MAIN: 205lbs – Sean Strickland #6 (26-5) DEF. Nassourdine Imavov #13 (12-4) – via unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 48-47)
At 7:14 – 10. CO-MAIN: Dan Ige (16-6) DEF. Damon Jackson (22-5) – via KO (left hook) at 4:13 of Round 2
At 10:50 – 9. Roman Kopylov (10-2) DEF. Punahele Soriano (9-3) – via TKO (strikes) at 3:19 of Round 2
At 14:54 – 7. Umar Nurmagomedov (16-0) DEF. Raoni Barcelos (17-4) – via KO (left hand) at 4:40 of Round
At 19:14 – 6. Basharat (14-0) DEF. Mateus Mendonça (10-1) – via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
At 20:20 – 4. Mateusz Rębecki (17-1) DEF. Nick Fiore (6-1) – via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)
At 21:09 – 3. Allan Nascimento (20-6) vs. Carlos Hernandez (8-2) – via submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:16 of Round 1
At 21:48 – OFF TOPIC: UFC 285: ‘JONES VS GANE’ – FIGHT NEWS REACTIONS
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Join us again for another episode of the ‘6th Round’ next weekend. Zane will be back with Eddie to give you hot takes, possible next fights and reactions for the overall event when we review the UFC 283: ‘Teixeira vs. Hill’ & ‘Figueiredo vs. Moreno 4’ PPV next Saturday, January 21, 2023!