Results: UFC Louisville – Cannonier vs. Imavov

Imavov overcomes Cannonier in round 4.

Middleweight Division Shake-Up

The UFC returned to Louisville, Kentucky, for only the second time ever, featuring a highly anticipated middleweight clash between Jared Cannonier and Nassourdine Imavov. The middleweight division has seen significant changes over the past year, with new champions and rising stars such as Khamzat Chimaev and Bo Nickal. Former champion Israel Adesanya dominated for a long time, but now Dricus du Plessis holds the middleweight throne, paving the way for fresh matchups.

High Stakes for Cannonier and Imavov

The winner of Cannonier vs. Imavov was expected to be only one victory away from a title shot. Jared “The Killa Gorilla” Cannonier entered the main event with two consecutive wins and a strong record, with his only loss since 2020 coming against Adesanya. Nassourdine Imavov, meanwhile, had recently defeated Roman Dolidze but faced a setback with a unanimous decision loss to Sean Strickland early last year.


Fight Results

Main Card

  • Middleweight: Nassourdine Imavov defeated Jared Cannonier by TKO (punches) in Round 4 (1:34).
  • Light Heavyweight: Dominick Reyes knocked out Dustin Jacoby in Round 1 (2:00).
  • Bantamweight: Raul Rosas Jr. submitted Ricky Turcios with a rear-naked choke in Round 2 (2:22).
  • Middleweight: Brunno Ferreira knocked out Dustin Stoltzfus with a spinning back elbow in Round 1 (4:51).
  • Middleweight: Zachary Reese defeated Julian Marquez by TKO (body kick and punches) in Round 1 (0:20).
  • Welterweight: Punahele Soriano won by unanimous decision against Miguel Baeza (30–25, 30–25, 30–27).

Preliminary Card:

  • Lightweight: ?udovít Klein defeated Thiago Moisés by unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–27).
  • Welterweight: Carlos Prates knocked out Charles Radtke with a knee to the body in Round 1 (4:47).
  • Bantamweight: Brad Katona won by unanimous decision against Jesse Butler (30–26, 30–27, 30–27).
  • Women’s Flyweight: Montana De La Rosa defeated Andrea Lee by split decision (28–29, 29–28, 29–28).
  • Bantamweight: Daniel Marcos beat John Castañeda by unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–27).
  • Catchweight (116.5 lbs): Denise Gomes won by split decision against Eduarda Moura (28–29, 30–27, 30–27).
  • Bantamweight: Taylor Lapilus defeated Cody Stamann by unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–27).
  • Women’s Strawweight: Puja Tomar won by split decision against Rayanne dos Santos (30–27, 27–30, 29–28).


UFC Louisville delivered a night full of excitement and memorable performances. With Cannonier’s defeat, Imavov edges closer to a potential title shot in the middleweight division. The event also featured standout wins from Dominick Reyes and Raul Rosas Jr., promising a bright future for these fighters.

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