Nassourdine Imavov got back in the win column at UFC Vegas 32, stopping Ian Heinisch with punches in the second round.
Both Nassourdine Imavov and Ian Heinisch were hunting for victory at UFC Vegas 32, having both lost their previous fights. It’s been tough sledding for Heinisch after he won his first two fights with the promotion, dropping three of his last four, with the most recent one coming against Kelvin Gastelum. Imavov was looking to get back to his winning ways, having a six-fight win streak snapped by Phil Hawes last time out.
Heinisch started quickly with a blitzing combination, driving Imavov to the cage. They returned to the center of the cage and Heinisch threw out several leg kicks. Imavov snuck a jab in through the guard of Heinisch, then landed a left hand after a flying knee attempt, pushing Heinisch against the fence. Heinisch muscled his way out and Imavov began popping jabs, cutting Heinisch open. Heinisch connected with a big uppercut, but Imavov got back in control with his distance striking to close out the round.
Heinisch tried going back to the leg kick to start the round and avoided a looping left from Imavov. After a few more leg kicks from Heinisch, Imavov landed a pair of hooks and shot for a takedown. While his first attempt was stuffed, Imavov quickly attacked once more to get Heinisch down. The fight returned to the feet shortly after and Imavov got back to work from range. A jab staggered Heinisch against the cage and a knee up the middle knocked him down. Imavov got on his back and landed a flurry of punches to cause the stoppage.
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Nassourdine Imavov def. Ian Heinisch by TKO (Punches) in Round 2 (3:09)