Jan 14 2023
Saturday

in the United States

UFC Fight Night: Gastelum vs. Imavov
5 rounds contest @ Middleweight
16-8-0

est. walkout:

TBC

broadcast start time:

US - TBC / UK - TBC

12-3-0

The tape

31
Age
26
5' 9" / 175 cm
Height
6' 3" / 191 cm
71.7" / 182 cm
Reach
75.6" / 192 cm

Full record

UD 5UD 5UD 3SUB 1SD 3
Form
UD 3KO 2KO 2MD 3
16
Wins
12
6
By KO
5
38
KO%
42
4
By Sub
4
25
SUB%
33
8
Losses
3
0
Stopped
0
2
Tapped
1
0
Draws
0
2010
Debut
2016
25
Bouts
15
66
Rounds
27
5 hours, 0 minutes
Fight Time
1 hours, 55 minutes

Current rankings @ Middleweight

11
UFC
12
-
Bellator
-
15
Tapology
10

Kelvin Gastelum vs Nassourdine Imavov preview

When is Gastelum vs Imavov?

Kelvin Gastelum will fight Nassourdine Imavov in the main event of UFC Fight Night: Gastelum vs. Imavov, on Saturday 14th January 2023 in the United States.

The fight will take place over 5 rounds in the Middleweight division, which means the weight limit will be 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).

Gastelum vs Imavov stats

Kelvin Gastelum steps into the octagon with a record of 16 wins, 8 loses and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 4 by submission.

Nassourdine Imavov will make his way to the cage with a record of 12 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 5 of those wins by knock out and 4 by submission.

The stats suggest Imavov has a slight advantage in power over Gastelum, with a 42% knock out percentage over Gastelum's 38%.

If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Imavov will have a slight advantage over Gastelum, with a 33% submission rate over Gastelum's 25%.

Kelvin Gastelum is the older man by 5 years, at 31 years old.

Imavov has a height advantage of 6 inches over Gastelum. This also extends to a 4-inch reach advantage.

Gastelum is the more experienced professional fighter, having had 9 more fights, and made his debut in 2010, 5 years and 1 month earlier than Imavov, whose first professional fight was in 2016. He has fought 39 more professional rounds, 66 to Imavov's 27.

Gastelum vs Imavov form

Kelvin Gastelum has beaten 1 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he lost to Jared Cannonier at UFC Vegas 34 on 21st August 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Enterprise, United States.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by Robert Whittaker at UFC Vegas 24 on 17th April 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had won against Ian Heinisch at UFC 258 on 13th February 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Before that, he had lost to Jack Hermansson at UFC Fight Island 2 on 18th July 2020 by unanimous decision in the 1st round at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

He had been beaten by Darren Till at UFC 244 on 2nd November 2019 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Madison Square Garden, New York City, United States.

Activity check

Gastelum's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 1 month and 4 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 17 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.4 rounds on average.

Imavov's last 4 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 9 months and 16 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 12 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.5 rounds on average.

What are the odds on Gastelum vs Imavov?

Nassourdine Imavov is currently 2/5 (-250) to win the bout outright, while you can get 7/4 (+180) on Kelvin Gastelum if you fancy the upset.

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