UFC Fight Night Paris will now feature a matchup between rising middleweight contenders, Joaquin Buckley and Nassourdine Imavov.
Knockout ace, Buckley (15-4-0), will open up the main card as he looks to advance his win streak to four straight victories. Buckley made his way to the UFC just two years ago and has since gone 5-2 with the promotion holding victories over the likes of Impa Kasanganay, Jordan Wright, and Abdul Razak Alhassan.
With 11 of his 15 victories coming by way of knockout, we last saw Buckley at UFC Fight Night Austin, where he scored another stoppage victory over Albert Duraev.
— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) June 19, 2022
Standing in Buckley’s way, however, will be top 15 middleweight contender, Nassourdine (11-3-0). Much like Buckley, Nassourdine holds most of his victories by way of stoppage with 9 of his 11 victories coming by way of a stoppage. In his last two outings, he scored a second-round stoppage over Ian Heinisch and another over Edmen Shahbazyan.
Pouring it on! 💥
🇫🇷 Nassourdine Imavov relentless to end it! #UFCVegas32
— UFC (@ufc) July 24, 2021
WHAT. A. BATTLE. ⚔️
🇫🇷 Nassourdine Imavov showing up and showing out tonight!
— UFC (@ufc) November 7, 2021
With a collective 20 stoppages between the two young middleweights, this is one you will not want to miss.
UFC Fight Night Paris takes place on September 3rd at the Accor Arena in Paris, France. Headlining the event will be top heavyweights, Ciryl Gane and Tai Tuivasa, while slated for the co-main event is Robert Whittaker vs. Marvin Vettori.
Ciryl Gane vs. Tai Tuivasa – 265 lbs
Robert Whittaker vs. Marvin Vettori – 185 lbs
Jessica Andrade vs. Manon Fiorot – 125 lbs
Joaquin Buckley vs. Nassourdine Imavov – 185 lbs
Makhmud Muradov vs. Abusupiyan Magomedov – 185 lbs
Zarah Fairn vs. Ailin Perez – 145 lbs
Alessio Di Chirico vs. Roman Kopylov – 185 lbs
Nasrat Haqparast vs. John Makdessi – 155 lbs
As a recent graduate from Lewis-Clark State College with a B.S. in History, Bjorn first fell in love with mixed martial arts when he watched UFC 196. As a contributor for MyMMANews, Bjorn matches his love for MMA, history, and writing.