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Jared Cannonier vs. Nassourdine Imavov announced for UFC Louisville main event

UFC Fight Night: Vettori v Cannonier
Jared Cannonier
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Jared Cannonier and Nassourdine Imavov are headlining in “Derby City.”

The UFC announced Wednesday that Cannonier (17-6) and Imavov (13-4, 1 NC) are set for the main event of UFC Louisville, which takes place at KFC Yum! Center on June 8. MMA Mania was first to report the matchup.

Cannonier currently holds the No. 5 spot in the MMA Fighting Global Rankings, while Imavov sits at No. 11.

Wednesday’s announcement puts the capper on a lineup that currently has 13 other bouts scheduled to take place.

Cannonier continues to work his way back to another shot at the UFC middleweight title. He has won four of his past five bouts, including consecutive wins over Marvin Vettori and Sean Strickland. His lone loss during that stretch came at UFC 276 to then-champion Israel Adesanya.

Imavov picked up a much-needed win in his most recent outing at UFC Vegas 85, where he won a majority decision over Roman Dolidze. The French standout owns a UFC record of 5-2 (1 NC).

See the updated lineup for UFC Louisville below (bout order still to be finalized).

Jared Cannonier vs. Nassourdine Imavov

Dominick Reyes vs. Dustin Jacoby

Julian Marquez vs. Zachary Reese

Miguel Baeza vs. Punahele Soriano

Brad Katona vs. Jesse Butler

Raul Rosas Jr. vs. Ricky Turcios

Charlie Radtke vs. Carlos Prates

Eduarda Moura vs. Denise Gomes

Brunno Ferreira vs. Dustin Stoltzfus

Andrea Lee vs. Montana De La Rosa

Rayanne dos Santos vs. Puja Tomar

John Castaneda vs. Daniel Marcos

Cody Stamann vs. Taylor Lapilus

Thiago Moises vs. Ludovit Klein

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