Jan 14 2023
Saturday

in the United States

Main Event
5 rounds contest @ Light Heavyweight
25-5-0
UD 5

Score cards

  • 49-46
  • 49-46
  • 48-47
UD 5
12-3-0

The tape

33
Age
28
6' 1" / 185 cm
Height
6' 3" / 191 cm
76" / 193 cm
Reach
75.6" / 192 cm

Tape record

SDKOSDUDUD
Form
UDKOKOMDUD
25
Wins
12
10
By KO
5
40
KO%
42
4
By SUB
4
16
SUB%
33
5
Loses
3
2
Stopped
0
0
Tapped
1
0
Draws
0
2008
Debut
2016
30
Bouts
15
72
Rounds
27
5 hours, 21 minutes
Fight Time
1 hours, 55 minutes

Tape rankings @ Light Heavyweight

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UFC
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Bellator
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Tapology
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Sean Strickland vs Nassourdine Imavov report

Who won Strickland vs Imavov?

Sean Strickland beat Nassourdine Imavov by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest during the main event of UFC Fight Night, on Saturday 14th January 2023 in the United States.

The scorecards were announced as 49-46, 49-46, 48-47 in favor of the winner Sean Strickland.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 205 pounds (14.6 stone or 93 KG).

Strickland vs Imavov stats

Sean Strickland stepped into the octagon with a record of 25 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, 10 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 4 by submission.

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

Sean Strickland's UFC record stood at 15-6-0, while Nassourdine Imavov's came in at 5-2-0.

The stats suggested Imavov had a slight advantage in power over Strickland, with a 42% knock out percentage over Strickland's 40%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Imavov had an advantage over Strickland, with a 33% submission rate over Strickland's 16%.

Sean Strickland was the older man by 5 years, at 33 years old.

Imavov had a height advantage of 2 inches over Strickland. Despite this, both fighters had equal reach.

Strickland was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 15 more fights, and made his debut in 2008, 7 years and 10 months earlier than Imavov, whose first professional fight was in 2016. He had fought 50 more professional rounds, 89 to Imavov's 39.

Strickland vs Imavov form

Sean Strickland had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Nassourdine Imavov 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 lost to Jared Cannonier at UFC Fight Night: Cannonier vs. Strickland on 17th December 2022 by split decision in their 5 round contest at UFC Apex, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Alex Pereira at UFC 276 on 2nd July 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Before that, he had beaten Jack Hermansson at UFC Fight Night on 5th February 2022 by split decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

He had defeated Uriah Hall at UFC Vegas 33 on 31st July 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Activity check

Strickland's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 8 months and 18 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 21 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4.2 rounds on average.

Imavov's last 4 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 1 month and 29 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.5 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Strickland vs Imavov?

Sean Strickland was a 11/10 (+110) underdog going into the contest, while Nassourdine Imavov made his way into the ring at 3/4 (-130) with oddsmakers.

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