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Nassourdine Imavov vs Chris Curtis preview
When is Imavov vs Curtis?
Nassourdine Imavov is set to square off against Chris Curtis during the prelims of UFC 289, on Saturday 10th June 2023 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver.
The fight is scheduled for 3 rounds in the Middleweight division, which means the weight limit will be 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).
Imavov vs Curtis stats
Nassourdine Imavov steps into the octagon with a record of 12 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, 5 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 4 by submission.
Chris Curtis will make his way to the cage with a record of 30 wins, 10 loses and 0 draws, with 17 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggest Curtis has an advantage in power over Imavov, with a 57% knock out percentage over Imavov's 42%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Imavov will have a large advantage over Curtis, boasting at 33% submission rate over Curtis' 3%.
Nassourdine Imavov is the younger man by 8 years, at 27 years old.
Imavov has a height advantage of 5 inches over Curtis. This also extends to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Imavov is the less experienced professional fighter, having had 24 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2016, 6 year and 7 months later than Curtis, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He has fought 77 less professional rounds, 32 to Curtis' 109.
Imavov vs Curtis form
Imavov has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges once.
In his last fight, he lost to Sean Strickland at UFC Fight Night: Gastelum vs. Imavov on 14th January 2023 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest in the United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Joaquin Buckley at UFC Fight Night Paris on 3rd September 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Accor Arena, Paris, France.
Going into that contest, he had beat Edmen Shahbazyan at UFC 268 on 6th November 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round at Madison Square Garden, New York City, United States.
Before that, he had won against Ian Heinisch at UFC Vegas 32 on 24th July 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
He had been beaten by Phil Hawes at UFC Vegas 19 on 20th February 2021 by majority decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Curtis has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight, he Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 287 on 8th April 2023 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Miami-Dade Arena, Miami, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Joaquin Buckley at UFC 282 on 10th December 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Jack Hermansson at UFC Fight Night London on 23rd July 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at The O2, London, United Kingdom.
Before that, he had defeated Rodolfo Vieira at UFC Fight Night: Tsarukyan vs. Gamrot on 25th June 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
He had won against Brendan Allen at UFC Fight Night on 4th December 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
In terms of recent activity, Chris Curtis has been fighting more than Nassourdine Imavov.
Nassourdine Imavov last fought 4 months and 16 days ago, while Chris Curtis' last outing was 1 month and 22 days ago.
Imavov's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 3 months and 10 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3 rounds on average.
Curtis' last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 5 months and 26 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 3 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.6 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Imavov vs Curtis?
Nassourdine Imavov is currently 10/13 (-130) to win the fight outright, while you can get 1/1 (+100) on Chris Curtis if you fancy the slight upset.
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