Nasruddin Imamov will face Shawn Strickland in the main event of UFC Fight Night this weekend, with the latter replacing an injured Kelvin Gastelum.
Gastelum revealed on Monday (January 9) that he had suffered a mouth injury, ruling him out of the middleweight bout with Imamov.
And this means that the waiting for the American to achieve his first victory since February 2021 continues, as his compatriot Strickland returns to the ring just a month after suffering his second loss in a row – a decision loss to Jared Cannonier.
Meanwhile, France’s Imafoff has entered UFC’s Apex Institute in Las Vegas on a triple-win streak, having last fought in front of a rowdy crowd in Paris in September when he defeated Joaquin Buckley.
Here’s everything you need to know.
when is it?
The playoffs will begin at 10:00 PM BST on Saturday, January 14 (3:00 PM PT, 5:00 PM ET, 6 PM ET), with the next main card at 12:00 PM BST on Sunday 15 January. (5:00 PM PT, 7:00 PM GMT, and 8:00 PM ET on Saturday).
How can I watch?
The card will be broadcast live on BT Sport in the UK, with the broadcaster’s app and website also broadcasting the fights.
In the US, ESPN+ will broadcast the event live, as will the fight card from the UFC.
Imafov – 19/40
Cost – 10/17
full card (subject to change)
Shaun Strickland vs. Nusuruddin Imaviv (middleweight)
Dan Egg vs Damon Jackson (Featherweight)
Boniel Soriano vs Roman Kopylov (middleweight)
Caitlin Vieira vs. Raquel Pennington (Women’s Bantamweight)
Umar Nurmagomedov vs. Ronnie Barcelos (bantamweight)
Claudio Ribeiro vs Abdul Razzaq Al Hassan (middleweight)
Mateusz Rybicki vs Nick Fury (Lightweight)
Javed Bisharat vs Mateus Mendonca (Bantamo)
Alan Nascimento – Carlos Hernandez (flyweight)
Isaac Dolgarian vs Daniel Argueta (Featherweight)
Charles Johnson vs. Jimmy Fleck (Flyweight)
Priscilla Cachoeira vs. Segara Eubanks (Women’s Flyweight)
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