Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to its APEX facility in Las Vegas, Nevada, TONIGHT (Sat., Jan. 14, 2023) with its first event of the year, featuring a 205-pound showdown between two Top 15 contenders — Sean Strickland (No. 7) vs. Nassourdine Imavov (No. 12) — both of whom are eager to cement their position in the crowded middleweight title chase with Kelvin Gastelum sidelined by injury. In UFC Vegas 67’s co-main event, veteran featherweight bruisers — Dan Ige (No. 13) vs. Damon Jackson (unranked) — lock horns in a meaningful 145-pound collision. Elsewhere on the card, all-action middleweight sluggers, Punahele Soriano vs. Roman Kopylov, will also throw down, as well Umar Nurmagomedov vs. Raoni Barcelos, a sure-fire bantamweight banger. All that and so much more as UFC kicks off its 2023 face-punching season on ESPN+.
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Keep in mind that we will also be the spot for the latest news, recaps, and post-fight analysis following “Strickland vs. Imavov.” Without further delay, see below for the updated UFC Vegas 67 results. (Note: This will go from the bottom up; therefore, scroll toward the bottom for the latest detailed round-by-round action).
UFC VEGAS 67 QUICK RESULTS:
Sean Strickland vs. Nassourdine Imavov
Dan Ige vs. Damon Jackson
Punahele Soriano vs. Roman Kopylov
Raquel Pennington vs. Ketlen Vieira
Umar Nurmagomedov vs. Raoni Barcelos
Javid Basharat vs. Mateus Mendonca
Abdul Razak Alhassan vs. Claudio Ribeiro — Alhassan def. Ribeiro by TKO (punches) at 0:28 of Round Two
Mateusz Rebecki vs. Nick Fiore — Rebecki def. Fiore by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27 x2)
Carlos Hernandez vs. Allan Nascimento — Nascimento def. Hernandez by submission (rear naked choke) at 3:16 of Round One
Daniel Argueta vs. Nick Aguirre — Argueta def. Aguirre by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Charles Johnson vs. Jimmy Flick — Johnson def. Flick by TKO (punches and elbows) at 4:33 of Round One — HIGHLIGHTS
Note: The flyweight bout between Priscila Cachoeira and Sijara Eubanks has been canceled.
UFC VEGAS 67 PLAY-BY-PLAY:
205 lbs.: Sean Strickland vs. Nassourdine Imavov
145 lbs.: Dan Ige vs. Damon Jackson
185 lbs.: Punahele Soriano vs. Roman Kopylov
135 lbs.: Raquel Pennington vs. Ketlen Vieira
135 lbs.: Umar Nurmagomedov vs. Raoni Barcelos
135 lbs.: Javid Basharat vs. Mateus Mendonca
185 lbs.: Abdul Razak Alhassan vs. Claudio Ribeiro
Round 1: Hard calf kicks from Ribeiro to start. Continuing to land them. Alhassan fires a double-leg against the fence. One minute in. Pressing Ribeiro against the fence. Ribeiro grabs the Thai clinch and uses it to separate. Back to the calf kicks on the now-southpaw Alhassan. Good straight right by Ribeiro. Head kick attempt. Alhassan shoots again. Two minutes to go.
Knees to the thigh from Alhassan. Ribeiro reverses and digs a knee to the body. Jockeying for position and trading knees. One minute to go. Alhassan doing the grinding, lands a nice elbow. Ribeiro knee, hard elbows by Alhassan that appear to hurt Ribeiro. Alhassan flurries until the bell. Think Alhassan stole it late. 10-9 Alhassan.
Round 2: More calf kicks from Ribeiro, but Alhassan hurts him with a right hand in return. Ribeiro staggers back and Alhassan blasts away with more rights until he crumbles against the fence.
Final result: Alhassan def. Ribeiro by TKO (punches)
155 lbs.: Mateusz Rebecki vs. Nick Fiore
Round 1: Rebecki opens with a body kick. Low kick, looking for overhand lefts. Combo from Fiore met by a counter left and 1-2. Rebecki putting on the pressure. Continuing to advance, good straight left a minute in. Hard two-piece met by a straight right. Fiore low kick, avoids a 1-1-2. Rebecki goes low-high. Nice uppercut and body kick to bookend a combo. Fiore comes back with a lead right. Two minutes in. Rebecki rips a right to the body, then a straight left and uppercut. Fiore landing off the back foot but getting the worst of it. More body work by Rebecki. Flying knee attempt. Combo inside with two minutes to go.
Rebecki continuing to stay in his face, lands uppercuts and body shots. Easy double-leg into guard. Elbow splits Fiore open with a minute to go. Rebecki stays heavy and continues to chip away until the bell. 10-9 Rebecki.
Round 2: Hard body kick from Rebecki as he picks up where he left off. Heavy body shots. 1-2 into a level change, rebuffed a minute in. Looking for uppercuts, rips the body again. Awakward spin. Fiore now throwing with him and looks for a double-leg of his own. He gets it and looks for mount. Nice scramble from Rebecki to get up two minutes in. Uppercut and overhand left. He looks like he’s feeling the pace. Low kick stings Fiore, who comes back with an uppercut. Power double puts Rebecki back on top in guard. Two minutes to go.
Rebecki putting pressure with his forearm. Short ground-and-pound. One minute to go. Rebecki stays heavy and once again ends the round chipping away. 10-9 Rebecki.
Round 3: Fiore fighting like he knows he’s losing. Takedown attempt denied. Short right and low kick land for Rebecki. Feint into a successful double-leg, popping his head out of a guillotine in the process. Full guard a minute in. Staying heavy, landing short punches and elbows. Two minutes in. Fiore not showing much urgency to get off his back. Two minutes to go.
There’s a sweep attempt from Fiore that goes nowhere. One minute to go. Better punches from Rebecki now. This continues until the bell. 10-9 Rebecki.
Final result: Rebecki def. Fiore by unanimous decision
125 lbs.: Carlos Hernandez vs. Allan Nascimento
Round 1: Nascimento pushing forward to start. Quick low kicks. Hernandez to the body, eats a front kick that Nascimento uses to set up a takedown. Hernandez back up, Nascimento still attached a minute in. Nascimento sits back and pulls Hernandez down into full back mount. Two minutes in. Body triangle. Hernandez trying to walk on the wall as he fights the hands. He looks to roll and Nascimento uses the opportunity to wrap up the RNC. It’s way, way too deep and the tap comes soon after.
Final result: Nascimento def. Hernandez by submission (rear naked choke)
145 lbs.: Daniel Argueta vs. Nick Aguirre
Round 1: Argueta punches his way into a double-leg attempt. Good life to put Aguirre on his back. Full guard. Argueta hauls him to the fence. One minute in. Aguirre trying to invert, turns it into a takedown attempt, avoids an inverted triangle. Argueta hunting a kimura from the rear crucifix. Two minutes in. Attempted back take denied, prompting Aguirre to latch onto his back instead. Full body triangle. Argueta fighting the hands. Two minutes to go.
Argueta slowly turns and settles in Aguirre’s full guard. He drops some right hands before grabbing a front headlock and trying to spin to the back. Aguirre rolls, ends up in bottom side control with a minute to go. Argueta trying to drop ground-and-pound, then tries to wrap up an RNC. 10-9 Argueta.
Round 2: Argueta pushing forward with strikes to start the round. Body shot into the clinch. One minute in. Aguirre separates and circles away. Looking for jabs and 1-2. Argueta comes back with low kicks and they trade inside. Good low kick by Argueta into the clinch. He backs off a bit and throws until Aguirre separates. Aguirre with a knee and some right hands before Argueta shoots again. Good double-leg finish puts him on top in guard. They scoot to the fence with two minutes to go.
Short shots from Argueta, looking for the back. One hook in, then the other. Putting in the RNC at a bad angle, loses it, drops an elbow with a minute to go. Full mount. Back to the back, another RNC attempt, still can’t get the angle. One more elbow before the bell. 10-9 Argueta.
Round 3: Aguirre tosses out some head kicks to start. Argueta back on the advance, lands some short head and body punches before tying up on the fence. They separate quickly. Low kick from Argueta, then some awkward punches inside a minute in. More pressure from Argueta. Aguirre landing as well, but it’s all arm punches from both sides. There’s some nice elbows by Argueta to set up a double-leg two minutes in. Hunting the back again, one hook in. Aguirre tries to sweep, gets forced back down into guard. Argueta posturing up and dropping steady shots. Two minutes to go.
Argueta threatens a guillotine as Aguirre sits into him. Back to half guard. One minute to go. Aguirre rolls to his knees and again is forced back into guard. To his knees, then his feet, only to get dumped one last time by Argueta. 10-9 Argueta.
Final result: Argueta def. Aguirre by unanimous decision
125 lbs.: Charles Johnson vs. Jimmy Flick
Round 1: Johnson showing a lot of movement as usual. Low kick exchange. Straight left bounces off Flick’s guard. Nice shot by Flick, but Johnson rides through and ends up on top in half butterfly guard a minute in. Flick regains full guard. Johnson postures out of a potential triangle attempt, then frames and separates as Flick tries to sit up into him. Flick slips throwing a head kick and eats a liver shot for his trouble. Johnson’s combos are flowing, though Flick’s catching a lot on his forearms. Nice low-high combination gets Flick’s attention. Johnson continuing to push forward and throw. He catches a body kick, then cracks Flick with a head kick around the guard. Two minutes to go.
Good level change from Flick. Lift, slam, instant back take. Johnson immediately slips out of the hooks and takes top position, dropping punches and elbows. These are good shots with a minute to go. Flick trying to get away with a knee shield, but the volume of ground-and-pound is too much for the ref’s liking.
Final result: Johnson def. Flick by TKO (punches and elbows)
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