The tricolor fighter of Daghestanese origin gained after a (very) hard-fought combat.
Nassourdine Imavov by KO Or nearly. Winner by unanimous determination, the Frenchman gained the electrical duel which opposed him to the American Jake Buckley, at the begin of the primary card of UFC Fight Night in Paris. A tough-fought duel that left the two middleweights utterly washed out after 1 / 4 of an hour of the most intense combat.
But it was “the Sniper” who gained. After a begin to the combat to the benefit of his opponent, faster to throw punches in boxing, Imavov responded after a minute after a primary assault to the cheers of a crowd gained over to his trigger. “It is an honor for me to have participated on this first occasion in France, it was magical“, rejoiced the fighter of Daghestan origin.
Bercy proved Buckley wrong
Winner on points after the first two rounds where the speed of execution made the fight more intense, Imavov left strength at the start of the third round. Mouth bloodied and on the verge of a knockout, Buckley threw his last strength into battle before the bell: “He’s an opponent who doesn’t give up and that’s why we chose him. We wanted someone who could make war here in Paris“, greeted the member of the MMA Factory of Fernando Lopez.
Known above all for having achieved the sensational knockout of the year 2020, Buckley was there for the event. During and before, he who had set fire to the powder by ensuring that the origins of Imavov would prevent him from receiving the support of Bercy. “The room was with me, it was screaming loud and it was heartwarming, smiled the Frenchman. He was proven otherwise.»
The tension between the two men, at its height since the weigh-in and even in the dead time, ended up falling after this great spectacle. In the end, Imavov succeeded in his bet to establish his reputation a little more and climb in the middleweight hierarchy. All’s well that ends well for the protege of Fernand Lopez, who hoped to see his fighter establish his status to claim to see higher. “We always aim higherconfirms the person concerned. Now I deserve my place in the top 10 and we are looking to face someone up front. Give me someone top 5.”