The Weight Cutting Chronicles: UFC on ABC 2

UFC Fight Island 5 Impa Kasanganay Joaquin Buckley
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – OCTOBER 09: (L-R) Opponents Impa Kasanganay and Joaquin Buckley face off during the UFC weigh-in on October 09, 2020 on UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC)

Impa “Tshilobo” Kasanganay (8-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC)

Welterweight (170lbs.): 0-0 (MMA), Making Pro Debut at UFC on ABC 2

Middleweight (185lbs.): 8-1 (MMA)

Impa Kasanganay is looking to make a change after suffering the first defeat of his professional career, in one of the most viral KO’s in UFC history.

Impa has not fought below 185lbs. in his entire career, including amateur MMA (where he actually competed at as high as 205lbs). Kasanganay stands at 5’11” and has a 73″ reach but also has some of the thickest legs in the UFC’s middleweight division and an extremely muscular build. Obviously, with Impa’s physical attributes (height and reach) on paper, he doesn’t exactly match up well against most middleweights in the UFC.

It should be very interesting to see Impa at 170lbs. and at just 27 years old, cutting the excess amount of weight might still not be a huge issue. Impa will be a fighter to watch on the scale and especially once he takes the octagon in a brand new weight class (for him) at UFC on ABC 2.


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