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UFC Vegas 67: Strickland vs Imavov - Prelims Odds, Predictions, Picks

  • Undefeated Bantamweights go head to head as Mendonca faces Basharat.
  • Jimmy “The Brick” Flick comes out of retirement to face Charles “InnerG” Johnson at Flyweight.
  • Priscila Cachoeira looks to start the night off with her third victory in a row.

Abdul Razak Alhassan vs Claudio Ribeiro - Middleweight Division

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Abdul Razak “Judo Thunder” Alhassan

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Claudio Ribeiro

37

Age

30

5‘10“ (178cm)

Height

6‘1“ (185cm)

73.0” (185cm)

Reach

77.0” (196cm)

Ghana

Nation

Brazil

Fortis MMA

Team

Brazilian Black Thai

Unranked

Rank

Unranked

11-5-0

Record

10-2-0

1 Loss

Current Streak

6 Wins

-105

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Abdul Razak Alhassan took the UFC by storm in the early days of his tenure with the promotion, securing four first-round knockouts over Charlie Ward, Sabah Homasi (twice) as well as Niko Price.

The winning streak would come to an abrupt halt when Alhassan faced Mounir Lazzaez who defeated the Ghanaian via unanimous decision.

This would be the first loss of a three-fight losing streak as Alhassan was then defeated via first-round KO by Khaos Williams before stuffing another unanimous decision loss to Jacob Malkoun in his next bout.

Alhassan’s most recent win came in the form of a first-round head kick KO over Alessio Di Chirico in 2021 however he would lose his next and most recent fight to date via split decision vs Joaquin Buckley.

Claudio Ribeiro earned himself a UFC contract with a spectacular first-round knockout victory over Ivan Valenzuela in last season’s contender series.

He has earned every single one of his ten wins via knockout and will undoubtedly be looking for more of the same as he is thrown right into the deep end in this matchup.

Our Picks

  • Claudio Ribeiro to win via KO/TKO/DQ in round one (+200)
  • Claudio Ribeiro to win via KO/TKO/DQ (+130)
  • Claudio Ribeiro to win in round one (+175)
  • Fight to go the distance: No (-700)

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Mateusz Rebecki vs Nick Fiore - Lightweight Division

Mateusz “Rebeasti” Rebecki

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Nick Fiore

30

Age

25

5‘7“ (169cm)

Height

5‘11“ (180cm)

66.0” (168cm)

Reach

66.0” (168cm)

Poland

Nation

United States

Berserker’s Team

Team

New England Cartel

Unranked

Rank

Unranked

16-1-0

Record

6-0-0

13 Wins

Current Streak

10 Wins

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Polish prospect Mateusz Rebecki is a bonafide fight finisher who built his record up in the Wroclaw based promotion “FEN”.

Rebecki earned himself a UFC contract via a first round submission win over Rodrigo Dilio on the contender series, which he secured in under two minutes.

With eight knockouts and six submissions to his name, “Rebeasti” can get the win wherever the fight goes, and should make easy work of his inexperienced, yet undefeated opponent. 

Nick Fiore is a young American prospect who brings an impressive ten fight winning streak into his UFC debut.

Despite not having faced high level opposition so far, Fiore's professional mixed martial arts record consists of two knockout wins alongside four submission victories.

Although both fighters possess finishing ability, the experience of Rebecki should help him run right through his opponent.

Our Picks

  • Mateusz Rebecki to win via KO/TKO/DQ in round one (+190)
  • Mateusz Rebecki to win via KO/TKO/DQ (+100)
  • Mateusz Rebecki to win in round one (+110)
  • Fight to go the distance: No (-360)

Mateus Mendonca vs Javid Basharat - Bantamweight Division

Mateus "Bocão" Mendonca

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Javid “The Snow Leopard” Basharat

23

Age

27

5‘6“ (168cm)

Height

5‘9“ (175cm)

71.5” (182cm)

Reach

69.0” (175cm)

Brazil

Nation

Afghanistan

Chute Boxe Diego Lima

Team

Xtreme Couture

Unranked

Rank

Unranked

10-0-0

Record

13-0-0

11 Wins

Current Streak

14 Wins

+290

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Odds

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A lot on the line in this matchup as these young and undefeated prospects put thier winning streaks on the line for a chance to get closer to the UFC rankings.

Mateus Mendoca spent the vast majority of his career fighting in his home country of Brazil where he earned nine pro victories, most of which came by way of finish.

“Bocao” impressed the UFC brass when he made quick work of his opponent Ashiek Ajim on the contender series, who he finished via a right cross, followed by hammerfists to earn himself a UFC contract.

Afghan fighter Javid Basharat also made his way into the UFC via the contender series after spending the majority of his career competing in the United Kingdom.

He defeated Oron Kahlon on the show and followed that victory up with a pair of unanimous decision wins in the UFC over Trevin Jones and Toney Gravely consecutively.

With both fighters having never been defeated, there is no clear blueprint on how to beat them, so expect a little bit of a technical battle for the majority of this fight, which will likely go the distance if the fighters take a cautious approach to the bout.

Our Picks

  • Javid Basharat to win via decision (+150)
  • Javid Basharat to win via unanimous decision (+175)
  • Javid Basharat to win in round three or decision (+105)
  • Fight to go the distance Yes (+105)

Allan Nascimento vs Carlos Hernandez - Flyweight Division

Allan “”Puro Osso” Nascimento

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Carlos Hernandez

31

Age

29

5‘8“ (173cm)

Height

5‘8“ (173cm)

69.5” (177cm)

Reach

67.0” (170cm)

Brazil

Nation

United States

Chute Boxe Diego Lima

Team

VFS Academy

Unranked

Rank

Unranked

19-6-0

Record

8-1-0

1 Win

Current Streak

8 Wins

-340

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Allan “Puro Osso” Nacimento has had a very bumpy ride to the UFC, Which started out with a split decision loss to Raulian Paiva on the contender series.

Nascimento would then go on to earn a first round submission win over Elivaldo Lima on the local Brazilian scene before being offered a UFC contract.

“Puro Osso” would end up losing his UFC debut Tagir Ulanbekov via split decision before earning his first UFC win in his following fight vs Jake Hadley, Which he won via unanimous decision.

Nascimento is a submission machine and has managed to earn an astounding fourteen victories in this manner.

Carlos Hernandez has managed to keep a clean slate of victories, putting together seven wins in a row on the road to his UFC debut.

Hernandez, like many others on this card, earned his UFC contract via a contender series win, in his case, it was a razor close split decision victory over Daniel Barez in what was an absolute war.

Hernandez would follow up his contender series performance with a UFC split decision debut victory over Victor Altamirano.

Our Picks

  • Allan Nascimento to win via submission in round three (+1200)
  • Allan Nascimento to win via submission (+223)
  • Allan Nascimento to win in round three (+1000)
  • Fight to go the distance: No (+120)

Daniel Argueta vs Nick Aguirre - Featherweight Division

Daniel “The Determined” Argueta

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“Slick” Nick Aguirre

29

Age

26

5‘7“ (170cm)

Height

5‘9“ (175cm)

70.0” (178cm)

Reach

70.0” (178cm)

United States

Nation

United States

Jackson Wink MMA

Team

Glory MMA and Fitness

Unranked

Rank

Unranked

8-1-0

Record

7-0-0

1 Loss

Current Streak

13 Wins

+350
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Daniel Argueta put together five pro wins in a row before getting a taste of the UFC via the ultimate fighter season 29.

He would eventually end up losing a unanimous decision to Ricky Turcios on the show before signing with the LFA where he managed to put together a three fight winning streak.

Argueta would get his long awaited UFC debut last June where he ultimately ended up losing via unanimous decision vs a game Damon Jackson.

Undefeated at 7-0, “Slick” Nick Argueta has so far earned four submission wins alongside three knockouts so far in his career but is yet to face high level competition.

It is also noteworthy that Nick Aguirre took this fight on short notice after Arguta’s original opponent pulled out of the fight.

Considering Arguta’s recent LFA run vs decent opposition, he should have a slight edge going into this fight.

Our Picks

  • Daniel Argueta to win via submission in round one (+350)
  • Daniel Argueta to win via submission (+225)
  • Daniel Argueta to win in round one (+165)
  • Fight to go the distance: No (-250)

Jimmy Flick vs Charles Johnson - Flyweight Division

Jimmy “The Brick” Flick

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Charles “InnerG” Johnson

32

Age

31

5‘7“ (170cm)

Height

5‘9“ (175cm)

70.5” (179cm)

Reach

70.0” (178cm)

United States

Nation

United States

Forza Combat Sports

Team

Tiger Muay Thai

Unranked

Rank

Unranked

16-5-0

Record

12-3-0

4 Wins

Current Streak

1 Win

-340

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After a short, two year retirement, Jimmy “The Brick” Flick returns to the UFC octagon to face fellow former LFA fighter Charles “InnerG” Johnson.

Prior to his hiatus from the sport, Jimmy Flick was on a four fight submission winning streak which included wins in the FCF, LFA, Contender series, as well as the UFC in his most recent bout.

Flick made quick work of Cody Durden in his UFC debut where he ended the fight via spectacular flying triangle choke in the opening round.

Charles Johnson put together a streak of four wins in a row under the LFA banner before making his UFC debut vs undefeated rising contender Muhammad Mokaev.

While Mokaev was expected to run through Charles Johnson, that never happened, as Johnson managed to not only survive, but have some moments of brilliance in the bout, before ultimately losing via unanimous decision.

Johnson has a very strong striking background and has also competed in boxing, so expect him to try and maintain the distance from Jimmy Flick, who will be relentlessly looking to take him down in the first round, in search of a submission.

Our Picks

  • Jimmy Flick to win via submission in round one (+1000)
  • Jimmy Flick to win via submission (+450)
  • Jimmy Flick to win in round one (+165)
  • Fight to go the distance: No (-280)

Priscila Cachoeira vs Sijara Eubanks - Women’s Bantamweight Division

Priscila “Zombie Girl” Cachoeira

TALE OF THE TAPE

Sijara “Sarj” Eubanks

34

Age

37

5‘7“ (170cm)

Height

5‘4“ (163cm)

65.0” (175cm)

Reach

67.0” (170cm)

Brazil

Nation

United States

MMA Masters

Team

Mark Henry Boxing / NCMMA

Unranked

Rank

Unranked

12-4-0

Record

7-7-0

2 Wins

Current Streak

1 Loss

+200

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Priscila “Zombie Girl” Cachoeira is arguably in the best form of her mixed martial arts career at the moment and has successfully stacked together two wins in a row recently.

This wasn't always the case however as Cacoeira had a nightmare matchup in her UFC debut, when she faced Valentina Shevchenko, who defeated her via relentless ground and pound in the second round of their fight.

Cachoeira also ended up losing her next two fights vs Molly McCann and Luana Carolina, before winning two fights in a row over Shana Dobson and gina Mazany, both by knockout.

Cacoeira’s most recent loss came at the hands of grappling phenom Gillian Robertson, who finished her in the first round of their fight.

Following this loss, “Zombie Girl” would go on to earn a unanimous decision victory over Ji Yeon Kim, before knocking out fellow Brazilian Ariane Lipski in the first round of her most recent fight.

Sijara Eubanks found her way into the UFC after taking part in Season 26 of The Ultimate Fighter series where she defeated all three of her opponents in the tournament before going on to win the final vs Lauren Murphy.

From 2019 onwards, Eubanks tasted defeat three more times but equally managed to earn three wins along the way.

“Sarj’s” most recent UFC fight ended in a third round defeat via a vicious body kick, courtesy of fellow UFC women’s bantamweight fighter, Melissa Gatto.

Our Picks

  • Priscila Cachoeira to win via decision (+800)
  • Priscila Cachoeira to win via unanimous decision (+215)
  • Priscila Cachoeira to win in round three or on decision (+500)
  • Fight to go the distance: Yes (+165)
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UFC Information

  • Event: UFC Fight Night: Imavov vs Gastelum
  • Location: UFC Apex, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
  • Date / Time: Saturday 14th January - 16:00 ET
  • How to watch: ESPN, ESPN+, UFC Fight Pass
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