UFC Vegas 67 Poster Drops For ‘Imavov Vs. Gastelum’
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will take an uncharacteristically long break for the winter holidays but when it returns, the promotion will kick off its 2023 fight campaign on Jan. 14 from inside the APEX facility in Las Vegas, Nevada, featuring a 185-pound headliner between Top 15 middleweights Nassourdine Imavov and Kelvin Gastelum.
Now they have an official poster.
Imavov, currently ranked No. 12 at 185 pounds, is the winner of three straight and now stands at 4-1 under the UFC banner, improving to 12-3 overall with his unanimous decision victory over Joaquin Buckley in front of a hometown crowd at the much-ballyhooed UFC Paris event at Accor Arena back in September.
As for Gastelum, four years older than Imavov at 31, he slipped to 16-8 (1 NC) after falling to Jared Cannonier in the UFC Vegas 34 headliner in August 2021. The former welterweight dropped five of his last six and is barely clinging to the Top 15 at No. 13. It’s not unreasonable to think a loss to Imavov sends him packing.
The UFC Vegas 67 fight card will also feature the 170-pound showdown pitting undefeated international prospect Shavkat Rakhmonov against rough-and-tumble welterweight veteran Geoff Neal. Elsewhere on the card, rising bantamweights Umar Nurmagomedov and Raoni Barcelos collide at 135 pounds.
See the full poster below:
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