Join us for live results, discussion and play-by-play (main event) at Bloody Elbow UFC Vegas 67: Strickland vs. Imav The event goes down from Advertising’s APEX facility in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The main event for this fight night will be in the light heavyweight division, with late replacement Sean Strickland taking on rising contender Nasordin Imao for Kelvin Castel. The bout was supposed to go down to middleweight, but Strickland was almost 10 pounds heavier than Imao because of a last-minute fee. We’ll find out tonight if that makes any difference in the Octagon.
It will be a ESPN+ The show, however, will start a little earlier than usual. The six-fight preliminary card is scheduled to begin at 4pm ET/1pm PT ESPN+. A five-fight main card is also underway ESPN+, and it should begin at 7pm ET/4pm PT. For areas outside the US, you can catch all scheduled bouts on UFC Fight Pass.
Sean Strickland vs Nasordin Imav
Round 1 – Strickland closes the distance immediately. He lands a right on top. Nice quick left hook from Imao. He now controls the distance. Strickland went 1-2. Kicks too. Right hook from Imao. Short elbow from Strickland. Light inside leg kick. Imaov wobbles in but doesn’t land. Strickland lands a counter in the next exchange. He is pressing now. Both missed big shots. Strickland pushes his opponent against the cage wall. Not long, they break down. Imao’s front kick. Short left from Strickland. Big right hook. Since Imovov lands, Strickland counters well. 10-9 Strickland.
Round 2 – Slow start, mostly low kicks and dips. Strickland slams Imamo against the cage and goes inside. They break up, and Strickland lands the last punch of a combo. Imavov takes him back. Doing business. Strickland ducks down and lands a nice trip, but Imamov pops up right away. They fight over the fence. They trade rights. Clinch. Strickland lands on the break. They both swing and miss. Imamov connects and Strickland pushes him to the fence. They break and Imavov lands a short shot. Close, but I’ll go 10-9 Strickland.
Round 3 – Strickland with an addendum. Imamov fires back but eats a counter. Imavov is a bit shy now. Strickland doesn’t outsize him, it’s just a bit slower. Strickland hits him with inside leg kicks and deeps. Strickland left with a counter. Not much going on here. Strickland wins, but Imaov breaks it up immediately. Imamov spins, but Strickland blocks it. 10-9 Strickland.
Round 4 – Straight right to Strickland. He goes to the head of the body. Another right. Both throw away. Front kick to the body from Strickland, and a jab. Great speech by Imam. Low kicks. Strickland with a quick left. From Imamo. Strickland lands to the body. A much better pace than last lap. Takedown attempt from Strickland but no tape. They fight over the fence. Imamov reverses and lands an elbow on the break. 1-2 from Strickland. Imamov circled. Strickland with a counter combo. Nice job. Another 1-2. 10-9 Strickland.
Round 5 – They trade short shots. Nice lean-in from Imao as Strickland retreats. Imamov with two counters. Strickland puts Imamo on the fence. He backs away as Imamov throws big elbows. Back to the clinch. Imamov with a knee to the body and a short right. Wide left hook from Imao. Strickland ties him up again. Back to the center. Both men are a bit tired and their inaccuracies show it. Short elbow by Imao as Strickland tries to tie him up. Nice left from Strickland. Imaov with another knee to the body. He lands a short right hook. Uppercut. Strickland tries to get close to him. 10-9 Imaov but 49-46 Strickland.
Sean Strickland defeated Nasordin Imao by unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 48-47)
Dan Ige defeated Damon Jackson by KO (punches), 4:13 of round 2
Roman Kopilov defeated Buna Soriano by TKO (strikes), 3:19 of round 1
Raquel Pennington defeats Ketlan Vieira by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Umar Nurmagomedov defeated Rowney Barcelos by KO (punch) at 4:40 of the round
Javid Basharat defeated Mateusz 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 by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)
Alan Nascimento defeated Carlos Hernandez by submission (rear naked choke), 3:16 of Round 1
Daniel Argueta defeated Nick Aguirre by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Charles Johnson defeated Jimmy Flick via TKO (strikes), 4:33 of Round 1