A top-15 matchup has just been finalized for the first event of February in 2024. The fight will be between Roman Dolidze and Nassourdine Imavov and will take place on February 3rd in Paradise, Nevada, inside the UFC Apex, first reported by MMA Time on X (Twitter).
This five-round fight occurs in the Middleweight (185 lbs) division.
Roman Dolidze is the #7 ranked contender with a professional record of 12-2 (6-2 UFC). He has notable wins over Jack Hermansson, Phil Hawes, and Kyle Daukaus.
Nassourdine Imavov holds a professional record of 12-4-1NC (4-2-1NC UFC) and holds the #12 ranking in the Middleweight division. He claims noteworthy wins over Joaquin Buckley, Edmen Shahbazyan, and Ian Heinisch.
Official betting odds have yet to be released.
This matchup will be between two hot, rising prospects in the Middleweight division. Roman Dolidze is coming off a close decision loss to top-5 fighter Marvin Vettori back at UFC 286 in London, England. Nassourdine Imavov is coming off a frustrating No Contest to Chris Curtis due to an accidental eye poke on Curtis. This matchup allows these two fighters to bounce back into the win column and move into the division's top.
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