UFC Fight Night takes place this weekend and features two top middleweight contenders in Roman Dolidze and Nassourdine Imavov in an exciting main event that could push either fighter into title contention discussions for this division.
Dolidze had 3 consecutive wins before he lost his last fight while Imavov holds 1 submission loss and 3 decision losses.
Dolidze suffered a hard decision loss against Marvin Vettori in March 2023. Although close at first, upon closer examination he became outworked on the feet and failed to defend leg kicks effectively. Dolidze is a fantastic striker and capable of producing many knockout finishes; however he must improve his defensive standup game and increase his defenses for greater success against leg kicks.
Nassourdine Imavov is a taller fighter who boasts excellent reach and footwork to keep fights outside of his area of control. Furthermore, he possesses an aggressive submission game making him an extremely dangerous grappler.
Imavov boasts an impressive record of 12-4 with one no contest in the UFC, having faced some of the toughest opposition in his early years in this promotion. Imavov boasts powerful strikes that can land devastating blows on his opponents; his knees also often cause significant damage which allows him to set up submission wins more easily.
Dolidze may possess superior striking abilities; however, his recent struggles have shown signs of inconsistency that could make it challenging for him to keep pace against Imavov. Furthermore, his long layoff after losing to Vettori could impede his cardio going into this fight.
Imavov has shown significant strides since his last fight and is an increasingly formidable presence in his division. A superior wrestler than Dolidze, Imavov can control action on the ground for an edge in this bout. Additionally, Imavov boasts powerful strikes which he uses against Dolidze inside and can use kicks/punches while staying outside range; making this matchup very intriguing indeed and sure to provide some fireworks.
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Roman Dolidze vs Nassourdine Imavov Fight Information
- Date: 02/03/2024
- Time: 09:15 PM ET
- Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.
- How to Watch Dolidze vs Imavov: TNT Sports 2
- Live Stream: BT Sport.com