In the principle occasion of UFC Vegas 85, high 15 middleweights collided as Nassourdine Imavov took on Roman Dolidze.
Imavov entered the struggle coming off a irritating 2023, as his final struggle was a No Contest in opposition to Chris Curtis resulting from a conflict of heads. To start 2023, he dropped a choice to Sean Strickland as he went 0-1 with one NC in 2023. Dolidze, in the meantime, was coming off a choice loss to Marvin Vettori again in March in his solely struggle of 2023.
Finally, it was Nassourdine Imavov who edged out a majority decision win over Roman Dolidze, regardless that he was deducted a degree within the struggle. Following UFC Vegas 85, here’s what I feel needs to be subsequent for each fighters concerned in the principle occasion.
Nassourdine Imavov returned to the win column in a giant approach on Saturday at UFC Vegas 85.
Imavov outstruck Dolidze 154-to-59 within the struggle however was managed for over 10 minutes, which made the struggle aggressive. But, Imavov’s hanging proved to be the distinction as he was in a position to edge out the choice win, and practically TKO’d Dolidze within the first spherical as he dropped him and landed heavy floor and pound, however the Georgian was in a position to survive.
With the win, Nassourdine Imavov will likely be ranked within the high 10 and may get one other foremost occasion struggle subsequent day out in opposition to the loser of Brendan Allen vs. Marvin Vettori. The 2 are set to struggle in April, so the timing would work for the 2 to struggle in August in Paris, as Imavov may headline the cardboard there in opposition to Allen or Vettori in a pivotal scrap for each males.
Roman Dolidze is now on a two-fight dropping streak and is 6-3 within the UFC following his majority resolution loss to Nassourdine Imavov at UFC Vegas 85.
Dolidze confirmed off his wrestling within the struggle, however on the ft, he struggled in opposition to the Frenchman. Following the loss, Dolidze will struggle somebody ranked behind him and may struggle the winner of Anthony Hernandez vs. Roman Kopylov at UFC 298.
Kopylov is unranked whereas Hernandez is ranked 14th so the winner will likely be in line for a giant struggle subsequent day out and Dolidze might want to show he belongs within the rankings after two straight losses.