Potential Title Challengers on First UFC Main Card of 2023

Nassourdine Imavov Breakout Performance

First spotlight fight for #12 UFC Middleweight, UFC matchmakers Shelby & Maynard testing the rising middleweight against top middleweight Sean Strickland. Potential breakout performance display martial arts masterclass!!

Nassourdine Imavov finishes Strickland in first or second round UFC definitely will build his name going forward as UFC Middleweight division needs influx of young fighters. Imavov fits the bill perfectly as entertaining fighter to watch defeating Joaquin Buckley, Ian Heinisch but defeating Strickland takes him to the next level.

Strickland perfect matchup for Imavov falling right into his traps, Gradually picking him apart on the feet & controlling him on the ground. Stellar footwork, Fighting on the outside will be the difference. Leading to the biggest win of Nassourdine Imavov’s career.

“I will not disclose all the game plan, but yeah, we thought about a game plan. Basically I will do what I used to do, what I can do, what I can do for me. That’s what I’ll do on Saturday.” Nassourdine Imavov answers on media day

Strickland is the ultimate warrior with big wins against Jack Hermansson & Urijah Hall however Nassourdine Imavov is the complete fighter. Strickland will challenge but Imavov wins the rounds.

Really hope Nassourdine Imavov takes advantage of the headlining opportunity and fights his VERY BEST!! Defeating Strickland leads to top fights against Paulo Costa, Marvin Vettori, or Jared Cannonier.

Damon Jackson Wins Top 15 Fight

Former Legacy Fighting Alliance Featherweight Champion, Long time LFA fighter signed with UFC for second stint 5-1 with UFC since signing. Only losing to future title holder Ilia Topuria. Currently on four fight winning streak, Last fight cracked Pat Sabatini in the first round earning himself performance of the night bonus.

Receiving top 15 Featherweight matchup against Dan Ige, Damon Jackson being his own personal matchmaker on Instagram.

“I actually messaged him and said I didn’t want to talk smack but would love to fight him and have nothing but respect for him but would love the matchup,” Damon Jackson Just Scrap Radio

Dan Ige would go toe to toe with Edson Barboza, Calvin Kattar & Josh Emmett, All fighters who’d go on to fight Featherweight Champions or challengers. Win over Ige really helps Jackson’s career as he isn’t the biggest trash talker in the world lets the winning do the talking.

” I actually do talk s**t pretty good, but I just prefer to win the fights without saying anything too crazy. But I actually do have a pretty good mouth if I need it.” Damon Jackson said on UFC.Com Thomas Berasi

“I’m getting the opportunity to fight someone ranked, This is a big opportunity for me, and I’m not taking it lightly. This whole training camp has been harder than ever and more mentally and physically demanding than ever, and I’m here. It’s fight week.” Damon Jackson MMAJunkie.Com

Damon Jackson considered the underdog I think he can pull off the victory, Continue his winning streak just needs to be aware of Ige’s explosive power & durability. Top 15 featherweight can throw down with Edson Barboza he can fight with any featherweight.

“I think that this is, by far, the biggest name test-wise.:” Damon Jackson UFC.Com

Co-Main Event fight is very interesting expect both guys to go all out for different reasons, Earning 50k bonus at the end of the day.

“It’s going to be the Fight of the Year. I want to go in there and get a finish, he wants to come back and make people forget about his losing streak.” Damon Jackson BJPenn.Com

Umar Nurmagomedov Future Champion

Rising Bantamweight killer been crushing Bantamweight opponents in easy fashion using his Sambo Champion skills & Taekwondo style.

Upcoming fight is against tough Raoni Barcelos, Coming off win against Trevin Jones & tough fight against Victor Henry. Barcelos arguably might be Umar’s toughest fight to date. Raoni Barcelos Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu lineage goes back to the Gracies. Winning Jiu-Jitsu tournaments in Brazil from different belt rankings. Additionally being 5x Brazilian Wrestling Champion & 2x South American Wrestling Champion.

” I think this is very hard guys tough fight he has hard punches, Not bad kicks, Grappling is nice too this is one tough guy I will fight.” Umar Nurmagomedov

“Barcelos is a very strong opponent, a great test of strength for any fighter,” said Nurmagomedov. “I want to finish him early. But winning by decision will be good enough, too.” Umar Nurmagomedov UFC.Com

Raoini Barcelos can give Umar a challenge but I thin Umar Nurmagomedov is world talent, Future Bantamweight Champion who can dominate & finish within one round.

“In this fight is to get a finish, Do something spectacular so people are talking.”Umar Nurmagomedov

Umar in his younger years had baby fat, Lacked muscle now growing into his body at 27 years old. Watch out for him this year ending up a title contender but can start off 2023 right with a impressive sambo/taekwondo performance.

“I want to stay active and perform as much as possible,” he said of his ideal 2023 campaign. “I’m 27, and its time to start climbing to the top to get the belt.” Umar Nurmagomedov UFC.Com News

Looking forward to watching Umar Nurmagomedov upcoming fight and 2023 campaign, I can watch the Dagestan prodigy fight any day of the week.

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