UFC Vegas 67 India Time, Fight Card and Preview

UFC Vegas 67 also known as UFC Fight Night: Imavov vs. Gastelum is just around the corner. Nassourdine Imavov, rated No. 12, will compete against No. 13 Kelvin Gastelum in the first UFC event of the year. Additionally, No. 13-ranked featherweight contender Dan Ige faces fight against Damon Jackson, who is on a roll.

Nassourdine Imavov vs. Kelvin Gastelum Preview

Imavov, a rising star (12-3, fighting out of Paris, France), aspires to make the most of his first chance to compete in a UFC major event. He presently has a three-fight winning run and is a well-rounded fighter with victories over Ian Heinisch, Edmen Shahbazyan, and Joaquin Buckley to his credit. Imavov is currently aiming for his biggest career victory in an effort to establish his candidature for the middleweight championship.

Gastelum (17-8 1NC, competing out of Yuma, Arizona), a former contender for the interim middleweight title, hopes to get his 2023 campaign off to a good start. He defeated Michael Bisping, Tim Kennedy, and Jake Ellenberger in spectacular fashion as the season 17 winner of The Ultimate Fighter. With yet another historic victory, Gastelum hopes to stop Imavov's upward trend.

Dan Ige vs. Damon Jackson Preview

Ige (15-6, competing out of Las Vegas, Nevada but originally from Haleiwa, Hawaii) wants to start the year off right. He has achieved great victories over Danny Henry, Edson Barboza, and Gavin Tucker. He is a tough and well-rounded opponent. Ige now intends to stop another up-and-coming competitor in order to maintain his position in the rankings.

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Jackson (22-4-1 1NC, competing out of Dallas, Texas) aims to capitalise on his first chance to compete in the UFC co-main event. He is a thrilling expert in submissions and has won noteworthy matches against Pat Sabatini, Charles Rosa, and Mirsad Bektic. Jackson now intends to defeat Ige in order to move up to the UFC featherweight Top 15.

Additional bouts on the card include:

  • Exciting middleweights collide when Punahele Soriano (9-2, fighting out of Las Vegas, Nev. by way of Oahu, Hawaii) takes on Roman Kopylov (9-2, fighting out of Bachatsky, Kemerovo, Russia)
  • No. 2 ranked bantamweight contender Ketlen Vieira (13-2, fighting out of Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil) looks to stake her claim for a title shot when she takes on former title challenger and current No. 5 Raquel Pennington (14-9, fighting out of Colorado Springs, Colo.)
  • No. 11 ranked bantamweight contender Umar Nurmagomedov (15-0, fighting out of Kizilyurt, Russia) battles Raoni Barcelos (17-3, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
  • Dana White’s Contender Series contract winner Claudio Ribeiro (10-2, fighting out of Jundiai, São Paulo, Brazil) faces Abdul Razak Alhassan (11-5, fighting out of Denver, Colo. by way of Accra, Ghana) in an intriguing middleweight bout
  • Dana White’s Contender Series signee Mateusz Rebecki (16-1, fighting out of Szczecin, Poland) locks horns with short-notice replacement Nick Fiore (6-0, fighting out of Windham, N.H.) in a clash of debuting lightweights
  • Javid Basharat (13-0, fighting out of London, England by way of Paktia, Afghanistan) takes on Mateus Mendonca (10-0, fighting out of Pindare Mirim, Maranhao, Brazil) in a battle of unbeaten bantamweights
  • Allan Nascimento (19-6, fighting out of Sao Paulo, Brazil) meets Carlos Hernandez (8-1, fighting out of Chicago, Ill.) at flyweight
  • Undefeated newcomer Isaac Dulgarian (5-0, fighting out of Kansas City, Mo.) squares off with Daniel Argueta (8-1, fighting out of Albuquerque, N.M. by way of Orland Park, Ill.) at featherweight
  • Charles Johnson (12-3, fighting out of St. Louis, Mo.) takes on returning Jimmy Flick (16-5, fighting out of Tulsa, Okla.) at flyweight
  • Priscila Cachoeira (12-4, fighting out of Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) faces Sijara Eubanks (8-7, fighting out of Brick, N.J. by way of Springfield, Mass.) in a hard-hitting flyweight matchup

UFC Vegas 67 India Time and channel

UFC Vegas 67 will be live in India on Sunday, 15 January 2022 from 5:30 AM Indian Standard Time (IST) on SONY TEN 2 and SONY LIV.

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