Nassourdine Imavov

Nassourdine Imavov

Personal Information

Full Name Nasourdin Abdoulazimovitch Imavov
Date of Birth March 1, 1995
Age 27
Nickname Russian Sniper

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"A tale as told by an idiot" - UFC middleweight Chris Curtis responds to Nassourdine Imavov accusing him of ducking a rematch offer "A tale as told by an idiot" - UFC middleweight Chris Curtis responds to Nassourdine Imavov accusing him of ducking a rematch offer
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Nassourdine Imavov: A Brief Biography

The 27-year-old French mixed martial artist competes in the middleweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He is currently the No.12 contender in the middleweight class.



The former Thunderstrike Fight League Champion made his octagon debut on October 4, 2020, against Jordan Williams and won the fight via descision.




Latest News Update for Nassourdine Imavov


Nassourdine Imavov lost his last fight against Sean Strickland at UFC Fight Night: Strickland vs. Imavov on January 14, 2023, at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.



Sean Strickland vs. Nassourdine Imavov




Early Life and Career




Nassourdin Abdoulazimovitch Imavov was born on March 1, 1995, in Dagestan, Russia, and later moved to France when he was nine. Imavov started boxing when he moved from Dagestan to Salon De Provence.



At the age of 19, Imavov was introduced to MMA and later moved to Paris with his brother to take a step ahead in the mixed martial arts career at Fernandez Lopez’s MMA Factory.

Before signing with the UFC, Nassourdine Imavov started his MMA career in 2016. He was on a five-win streak before his debut fight in the UFC.


On September 28, 2019, Imavov won the Thunderstrike Fight League 18 welterweight championship against Mateusz Gluch and won the fight by submitting Gluch via kimura.






Nasssourdine Imavov Career in UFC



Imavov made his Octagon debut on October 4, 2020, for UFC on ESPN: Holm vs. Aldana against Jordan Williams in Abu Dhabi, UAE, and won the fight via decision.


For his second fight against Phil Hawes on February 20, 2021, Imavov lost the bout by a majority decision.


Nassourdine Imavov, for his next outing, fought Ian Heinisch on July 24, 2021, at UFC on ESPN: Sandhagen vs. Dillashaw and won the fight by technical knockout.


For his fourth UFC appearance, the French fighter faced Edmen Shahbazyan at UFC 268 on November 16, 2021. He won the bout via technical knockout.


Imavov, for his last UFC appearance, fought Joaquin Buckley at UFC Fight Night: Gane vs. Tuivasa on September 3, 2022, and won the fight via unanimous decision.



UFC 268: Usman v Covington 2
Nassourdine Imavov at UFC 268: Usman v Covington 2




Nassourdine Imavov Record




Res.RecordOpponentMethodEventDateRoundTimeLocationNotes
Loss12-4Sean Strickland Decision (unanimous)UFC Fight Night: Strickland vs. ImavovJanuary 14, 202355:00Las Vegas, United States
Win12–3Joaquin BuckleyDecision (unanimous)UFC Fight Night: Gane vs. TuivasaSeptember 3, 202235:00Paris, France
Win11–3Edmen ShahbazyanTKO (elbows)UFC 268November 6, 202124:42New York City, New York, United States
Win10–3Ian HeinischTKO (knee and punches)UFC on ESPN: Sandhagen vs. DillashawJuly 24, 202123:09Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss9–3Phil HawesDecision (majority)UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. LewisFebruary 20, 202135:00Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win9–2Jordan WilliamsDecision (unanimous)UFC on ESPN: Holm vs. AldanaOctober 4, 202035:00Abu Dhabi, United Arab EmiratesReturn to Middleweight.
Win8–2Jonathan MeunierTKO (punches)ARES FC 1December 14, 201914:27Dakar, SenegalCatchweight (176 lb) bout.
Win7–2Mateusz GłuchSubmission (kimura)Thunderstrike Fight League 18September 28, 20191N/AKozienice, PolandWon the TFL Welterweight Championship.
Win6–2Francesco DemontisSubmission (rear-naked choke)Devil's CageJuly 26, 201912:26Quartu Sant'Elena, ItalyMiddleweight debut.
Win5–2Gregor WeibelDecision (unanimous)City Cage MMAMay 17, 201935:00Luzern, Switzerland
Win4–2Gary FormosaTKO (punches)Centurion FC 2November 4, 201712:02Paola, Malta
Loss3–2Michał MichalskiDecision (unanimous)Fight Exclusive Night 19October 14, 201735:00Wrocław, PolandFight of the Night.
Win3–1Paul LawrenceTKO (punches)Centurion FC 1May 13, 201712:43Paola, Malta
Win2–1Yanis CheufreSubmission (brabo choke)Fight Night One 4April 8, 201612:32Saint Étienne, France
Win1–1Said Magomed TachaevSubmission (rear-naked choke)Gladiator Fighting Arena 3March 5, 201613:20Nîmes, France
Loss0–1Ayadi MajdeddineSubmission (guillotine choke)100% Fight 27February 4, 201614:49Paris, FranceWelterweight debut.





Nassourdine Imavov’s Most Popular Fights



Nassourdine Imavov vs. Joaquin Buckley


Imavov vs. Buckley at UFC Fight Night: Gane vs. Tuivasa on September 3, 2022, was one of the popular fights he has had in the UFC. Imavov won the fight via unanimous decision.



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FAQs on Nassourdine Imavov



Q1. Who has Nssourdine Imavov lost to in the UFC?


Nassourdine Imavov has only lost to Phil Hawes in his UFC career so far.




Q2. How many fights has Nassourdine Imavov had in the UFC?


Nassourdine Imavov has had five fights in the UFC so far.



Q3. What is Nassourdine Imavov’s current rank in the UFC?


Nassordine Imavov is currently ranked as the No.12 contender in the middleweight division.








*Last updated on January 17, 2023.

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