The UFC moves past the Dana White news that it has been dealing with and looks to keep its machine rolling as they head to The Apex, almost two years after COVID-19, with a fun event on the docket for UFC Vegas 67.
The event features a light heavyweight bout serving as the main event when late replacement Sean Strickland, who becomes the first fighter in modern UFC to headline back-to-back events, and promising 185-pound prospect Nassourdine Imavov. The bout was originally between Imavov and Kelvin Gastelum but last week he was forced out of his bout due to a mouth injury that resulted in surgery.
Before that fun main event, Dan Ige will look to cement his place among the top 145-pound contenders when he trades leather with grizzled featherweight veteran Damon Jackson. Ige is looking to get back on track after a tough run as of late after an impressive run that saw him facing the division’s best. Jackson is on the other side of things however, he has won six of his last seven and has a chance to run up the ranks after another impressive win.
Three additional fights compose the main card ahead: Hawaii’s Punahele Soriano meets former AMC Fight Nights middleweight champion Roman Kopylov; Judo and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt Ketlen Vieira squares off against former bantamweight title challenger Raquel Pennington; and undefeated bantamweight Umar Nurmagomedov takes on former Shooto and RFA featherweight champion Raoni Barcelos at 135 pounds.
The entire card starts at 4 pm EST/1 pm PST on ESPN+ with the main card starting at 7 pm EST/4 pm PST.
Sean Strickland def. Nassourdine Imavov via Unanimous Decision
Dan Ige def. Damon Jackson via Knockout (Punch) at 2:43 of Round 2
Punahele Soriano vs. Roman Kopylov def. Punahele Soriano via TKO (Body Kick and Punches) at 3:19 of Round 2
Raquel Pennington def. Ketlen Vieira via Split Decision
Umar Nurmagomedov def. Raoni Barcelos via KO (Punch) at 4:40 of Round 1
Javid Basharat def. Mateus Mendonca via Unanimous Decision
Claudio Ribeiro vs. Abdul Razak Alhassan def. Claudio Ribeiro via TKO (Punches) at 0:28 of Round 2
Mateusz Rebecki def. Nick Fiore via Unanimous Decision
Allan Nascimento def. Carlos Hernandez via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 3:16 of Round 1
Daniel Argueta def. Nick Aguirre via Unanimous Decision
Charles Johnson def. Jimmy Flick via TKO (Punches and Elbows) at 4:33 of Round 1