Jan 14 2023
Saturday

in the United States

UFC Fight Night: Gastelum vs. Imavov
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

31
Age
26
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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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: Gastelum vs. Imavov, on Saturday 14th January 2023 in the United States.

The scorecards were announced as 49-46, 49-46, 48-47 in favor of 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 loses 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 loses and 0 draws, with 5 of those wins by knock out and 4 by submission.

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 31 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 45 more professional rounds, 77 to Imavov's 32.

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 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, United States.

Previous to that, 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.

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

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

He had won against Krzysztof Jotko at UFC Vegas 25 on 1st May 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest.

Activity check

Strickland's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 8 months and 28 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 7 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 19 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.8 rounds on average.

Imavov's last 4 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 11 months and 9 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 26 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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