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Live from the UFC Apex Facility, outside of Las Vegas, combat action returns to the Octagon with UFC Fight Night: Strickland vs. Imavov. The 12-bout card is the first UFC live event of the year, and features a light heavyweight throwdown between two of the division's top 12 fighters, Sean Strickland and Nassourdine Imavov.
At 12-3, Nassourdine Imavov is the #12 Light Heavyweight and will be main eventing inside the Octagon for the first time. He's rising quickly in the UFC after winning 9 of his last 10 fights and he's on a 3-fight winning streak. Imavov has a reputation as a finisher with 9 of his 12 wins being by knockout or submission.
At 25-5, Strickland, the #7 Light Heavyweight, is main eventing back-to-back UFC events after Kelvin Gastelum had to withdraw due to injury. He's coming off a split-decision defeat against Jared Cannonier. Strickland is known as a heavy striker with 10 wins by knockout and he's won 6 of his last 8 fights. He was previously on a 6-fight win streak and is known for his unique personality and outspoken interviews.
Find out how to watch UFC Fight Night, below.
Prelims begin on Saturday, January 14, at 4:00 p.m. ET, with the main card beginning at 7:00 p.m. ET.
You can watch all of Saturday's fights on ESPN+ for only $9.99 per month, or $99.99 per year.
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