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UFC Fight Night Predictions - Sean Strickland vs Nassourdine Imavov

12 Jan 2023
James Smith 12 Jan 2023
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  • UFC Fight Night takes place this weekend
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  • Sean Strickland vs Nassourdine Imavov prediction and more!
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  • UFC Fight Night Predictions and Best Bets
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The first UFC event of 2023 takes place this weekend, with UFC Fight Night taking place in Las Vegas on Saturday night headlined by Sean Strickland vs Nassourdine Imavov. is the best sportsbook in the game and has lots of UFC Fight Night promotions as well as great odds on every fight, with live betting as well!

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Sean Strickland has come to the rescue in our first UFC card of the year after Kelvin Gastelum was forced out with a last-minute injury.

Strickland will take on the hungry French contender Nassourdine Imavov.

Sean Strickland has had a good middleweight run, beating good competition such as Jack Hermansson, Uriah Hall and Brendan Allen.

He has lost his last two bouts but only to the best in current champion Alex Pereira and a close split decision loss to top-five contender Jared Cannonier.

In contrast, Imavov is yet to defeat a top name, but he has taken out good contenders like Joaquin Buckley and Edman Shahbazyan which has earned him the spotlight.

Imavov trains with one of the best strikers in Ciryl Gane and will be prepared for a stand-up war if it comes down to it.

This is a great fight and an interesting clash of styles. Strickland will hold a boxing and cardio advantage, while Imavov will be stronger and can mix in the takedowns at will.

UFC Fight Night Predictions and Best Bets

Two money lines on the main card have caught our eye. The first of them comes on the Women's Bantamweight bout between Ketlen Vieira and Raquel Pennington.

Vieira is coming off two big main event wins over former champions Holly Holm and Miesha Tate, so we must respect this strong form.

Pennington has been on a good run late in her career, but we think Vieira is in her prime and will hold advantages with power on the feet and BJJ on the mat which will help her get through another big win.

Our second money line pick comes in the Middleweight bout between Punahele Soriano and Roman Kopylov.

Both fighters have been a hit or miss in the UFC so far and that's why we're happy to take the underdog money in Kopylov.

Our last pick this week comes in our main event.

Given the last-minute replacement involved, it is hard to choose a money line so we're going to pick the “over” line here.

We think it will be a competitive bout and it will go as deep as the last few minutes of the fight given the closeness in skills and durability on display.

UFC Fight Night Betting Picks

  • Selection: Ketlen Vieira (Win market) @1.80
  • Selection: Roman Kopylov (Win market) @2.27
  • Selection: Sean Strickland vs Nassourdine Imavov to go Over 4.5 rounds (Asian Total) @1.97
  • Selection: Parlay all Selections @8.05