UFC Vegas 85 is live Saturday February 3, 2024 from Las Vegas, Nevada at the Apex. The action kicks off at 4PM ET. Check below for my UFC Vegas 85 Main Event prediction.

Roman Dolidze (12-2) Vs Nassourdine Imavov (12-4)

Surging middleweights are set to collide in the UFC Vegas 85 Main Event.

Dolidze was last seen at UFC 286 losing a unanimous decision in a close fight against top contender Marvin Vettori.

Imavov was last seen at UFC 289 in a bout that was stopped due to an accidental clash of heads against Chris Curtis.

Dolidze holds a UFC record of 6-2 and his two losses were both decision losses. His last two wins have been very impressive picking up stoppages against Jack Hermannson and Phil Hawes. Also of note, one of Imavov losses was to Phil Hawes.

Imavov holds a UFC record of 4-2-1 and has also looked impressive as of lately. He picked up big stoppage wins against Ian Heinisch and Edmen Shabazyan. He also went 5 rounds with Sean Strickland, ultimately losing a unanimous decision.

Both men have never been finished via KO/TKO and the majority of their wins have been by stoppage. This makes me believe that we will be in store for an epic war. There is a reason that the UFC made this the main event.

In my prediction Dolidze will come out on top. I believe he holds the power edge striking and expect for him to be able to capitalize on some big shots early. While I am uncertain if he will get the finish, I am confident he has the skills to win this bout.

Pick: Roman Dolidze ML (+140)

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