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Jared Cannonier vs. Nassourdine Imavov headlines Louisville

The UFC’s return to Kentucky after over a decade has its major occasion.

After the promotion introduced the complete card earlier, the headliner is now in place and it’ll characteristic middleweight contenders with Jared Cannonier set to tackle Nassourdine Imavov.

The five-round bout between Cannonier (17-6 MMA, 10-6 UFC) and Imavov (13-4 MMA, 5-2 UFC) will go down at UFC Struggle Night time on June 8 on the KFC Yum! Heart in Louisville with a major card that airs on ESPN following prelims streamed on ESPN+.

Two folks with information of the state of affairs verified the reserving with MMA Junkie following an preliminary report from MMA Mania’s Alex Behunin.

Cannonier, No. 5 within the newest USA TODAY Sports activities/MMA Junkie middleweight rankings, will try and proceed his run of success after profitable 4 of his previous 5 fights. The 40-year-old has overwhelmed Marvin Vettori and Sean Strickland throughout that stretch, along with his lone blemish coming in a title battle to then-champ Israel Adesanya at UFC 276 in July 2022.

He should defend his spot towards No. 11-ranked Imavov, who has only one loss in his previous six fights courting again to July 2021. The 29-year-old most just lately competed in February, the place he earned a major occasion win over Roman Dolidze at UFC Struggle Night time 235.

With the present June 8 battle card consists of:

  • Jared Cannonier vs. Nassourdine Imavov
  • Roman Dolidze vs. Michel Pereira
  • Dustin Jacoby vs. Dominick Reyes
  • Raul Rosas Jr. vs. Ricky Turcios
  • Miguel Baeza vs. Puna Soriano
  • Ludovit Klein vs. Thiago Moises
  • Carlos Prates vs. Charlie Radtke
  • Brunno Ferreira vs. Dustin Stoltzfus
  • John Castaneda vs. Daniel Marcos
  • Jesse Butler vs. Brad Katona
  • Denise Gomes vs. Eduarda Moura
  • Taylor Lapilus vs. Cody Stamann
  • Julian Marquez vs. Zach Reese
  • Montana De La Rosa vs. Andrea Lee
  • Rayanne Amanda vs. Puja Tomar

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