UFC Louisville Preview: Jared Cannonier vs. Nassourdine Imavov Prediction, Odds, and Picks (June 8)

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  • We’ve got an interesting Cannonier vs. Imavov pick for you for UFC Louisville on Saturday, June 8!
  • Jared Cannonier (17-6) is a 40-year-old veteran who’s fought the who’s who of the UFC Middleweight division.
  • Nassourdine Imavov (13-4-1) is a Dagestani-born French fighter who’s got plenty of weapons in his arsenal.

The Jared Cannonier vs. Nassourdine Imavov is the main event of UFC on ESPN 57 a.k.a. UFC Louisville, which is taking place at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Kentucky, on Saturday, June 8, 2024. Who’s going to win the headliner bout? Keep reading to find out!

How to Watch

  • When: Saturday, June 8, 2024, at 10:00 p.m. ET
  • Where: KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, Kentucky
  • How to Watch: ESPN

Cannonier vs. Imavov Odds

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Fight Preview

Jared Cannonier (17-6) made his middleweight debut in 2018 and is 7-2 since, with wins over such elite opponents as Anderson Silva, Sean Strickland, and Marvin Vettori. He also fought against Robert Whittaker and Israel Adesanya (in a title fight), who beat him by decision after five rounds of fighting.

Obviously, he’s got a wonderful portfolio, but the problem is that he’s already 40. This means that he doesn’t have much time to challenge for the title again.

The thing is that the winner of the Robert Whittaker vs. Khamzat Chimaev fight in Saudi Arabia will get to fight Dricus du Plessis for the title. Then, there’s also Sean Strickland who’s also looking to fight for the title in the future.

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All this means that the chance the UFC will let Cannonier challenge for the championship belt is very slim. This goes especially if he loses to Nassourdine Imavov (13-4-1) in Louisville. But if he wins with a spectacular knockout, anything is possible.

Cannonier vs. Imavov Prediction

This is a must-win situation for Jared Cannonier if he wants to stay in the spotlight. He’s currently 4th in the UFC Middleweight Rankings, but a loss would cause him to plummet down. Likewise, a big KO win could see him go up a spot or two.

Pick: Jared Cannonier by KO/TKO

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