Jared Cannonier vs. Nassourdine Imavov Set as UFC Louisville Main Event

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Jared Cannonier, UFC Vegas 75 weigh-in Credit: Rodney James Edgar/Cageside Press

A middleweight battle between former title challenger Jared Cannonier and French contender Nassourdine Imavov has been booked for five rounds at an upcoming UFC Fight Night.

Cannonier vs. Imavov will serve as the main event of UFC Louisville on June 8, 2024, set for the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Kentucky.

Sources confirmed the booking to Cageside Press following an initial report by MMA Mania.

Cannonier (17-6) has won back-to-back fights since his failed title bid against Israel Adesanya in 2022. One of those wins came against the man who would go on to dethrone “The Last Stylebender,” Sean Strickland (who himself was usurped by Dricus Du Plessis).

Last June, Jared Cannonier earned a decision victory over another former middleweight title challenger, Marvin Vettori.

Nassourdine Imavov kicked off his 2024 with a win over Roman Dolidze in February, which saw him bounce back from a loss to Sean Strickland, and a No Contest (due to a head butt) against Strickland’s Xtreme Couture teammate, Chris Curtis.

Cannonier currently sits at #4 in the UFC’s 185lb division, while Imavov is ranked #8.

With the addition of its main event, the UFC Louisville card now features the following reported match-ups:

  • Jared Cannonier vs. Nassourdine Imavov
  • Raul Rosas Jr. vs. Ricky Turcios
  • Miguel Baeza vs. Punahele Soriano
  • Thiago Moisés vs. Ľudovít Klein
  • Dominick Reyes vs. Dustin Jacoby
  • Charles Radtke vs. Carlos Prates
  • Brunno Ferreira vs. Dustin Stoltzfus
  • John Castañeda vs. Daniel Marcos
  • Brad Katona vs. Jesse Butler
  • Cody Stamann vs. Taylor Lapilus
  • Eduarda Moura vs. Denise Gomes
  • Julian Marquez vs. Zachary Reece
  • Andrea Lee vs. Montana De La Rosa
  • Rayanne dos Santos vs. Puja Tomar