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Ian Heinisch vs. Nassourdine Imavov targeted for July 24 UFC event

Ian Heinisch and Nassourdine Imavov will both look to get back on track this summer. Heinisch and Imamov are set to clash in a middleweight contest at a UFC Fight Night event July 24, according to MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck. Heinisch (14-4) has lost three of his past four fights,...
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UFC free fight: Kelvin Gastelum snaps losing skid with decision win over Ian Heinisch

With his back against the wall, Kelvin Gastelum found himself in a must-win situation when squared off with Ian Heinisch. Looking to snap a three-fight losing skid, Gastelum faced Heinisch at UFC 258 this past February. It was Heinisch who shot for a takedown right off the bat, but Gastelum turned the tables in what ended up being primarily a back-and-forth grappling battle Gastelum won by decision.
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Watch Kelvin Gastelum defeat Ian Heinisch | UFC Vegas 24 free fight

Kelvin Gastelum hopes to continue his climb back into title contention when he faces former UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker in the main event of UFC Vegas 24 on Saturday, April 17. The bout has been a long time coming. The two were selected to coach The Ultimate Fighter 28...
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UFC Fighter Ian Heinisch’s Journey as a Drug Dealer Ended at Rikers Island: ‘I Had Failed Myself’

Fighting is a tough sport. Unsurprisingly, many UFC fighters come from rough backgrounds where they learned to defend themselves. Like many Americans, these MMA pros are no strangers to addiction or the justice system — as was the case for Ian Heinisch. Let’s look at how he turned his troubled life around after going to prison at infamous Rikers Island.
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Kelvin Gastelum praises Ian Heinisch in post-fight statement following UFC 258: “You inspire a lot of people”

UFC welterweight Kelvin Gastelum praised Ian Heinisch in his post-fight statement following UFC 258, saying “you inspire a lot of people.”. Following a hard-fought, 15-minute-fight between two top-15 middleweights, Gastelum earned a unanimous decision victory over Heinisch on the judges’ scorecards. For Gastelum, this was a much-needed victory after previously losing three straight fights to Israel Adesanya, Darren Till, and Jack Hermansson. This kind of quality win over a well-respected fighter in Heinisch solidifies Gastelum’s spot in the promotion’s top-15 and he will no doubt be once again aiming for a ranked opponent whenever he steps back into the Octagon.
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UFC 258 results: Kelvin Gastelum grinds out win over Ian Heinisch, snaps losing streak

It wasn’t pretty, but it was gritty, and that was good enough to get Kelvin Gastelum back in the win column Saturday night. The former interim middleweight title challenger went back to basics and earned himself a main-card victory over Ian Heinisch at UFC 258. The judges’ scores at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas were 30-27, 30-27, and 29028, as Gastelum (17-6 MMA, 11-6 UFC) snapped a three-fight losing streak.
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Pros react after Kelvin Gastelum defeats Ian Heinisch at UFC 258

A middleweight bout featuring former title contender Kelvin Gastelum taking on Ian Heinisch took place on tonight’s UFC 258 main card. Gastelum (16-6 MMA) had entered tonight’s event looking to snap the first three-fight losing skid of his career. The former TUF 17 winner had suffered losses to Israel Adesanya, Darren Till and most recently Jack Hermansson during that recent rough stretch.
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UFC 258 Result: Kelvin Gastelum defeats Ian Heinisch (Highlights)

A middleweight bout featuring former title contender Kelvin Gastelum taking on Ian Heinisch goes down on tonight’s UFC 258 main card. Gastelum (15-6 MMA) will be looking to snap the first three-fight losing skid of his career when he steps foot in the Octagon this evening. The former TUF 17 winner has suffered losses to Israel Adesanya, Darren Till and most recently Jack Hermansson during his recent rough stretch.
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UFC 258 live blog: Kelvin Gastelum vs. Ian Heinisch

This is the UFC 258 live blog for Kelvin Gastelum vs. Ian Heinisch, a middleweight main card bout for Saturday’s fight card at UFC APEX in Las Vegas. Gastelum, the winner of The Ultimate Fighter 17, returns to the octagon in dire need of a turnaround after the biggest skid of his career, a three-fight downturn that most recently ended in a first-round submission loss to Jack Hermansson this past July. Prior to that, he suffered a split call loss to Darren Till and a loss to current champ Israel Adesanya in a 2019 “Fight of the Year” winner contested for the interim belt. Gastelum is currently the No. 9 ranked fighter in the promotion’s top-15 at middlweight. Heinisch, meanwhile, is ranked No. 15. He’s on the rebound after a recent win over Gerald Meerschaert, which snapped a two-fight skid that followed a pair of wins that started his UFC career.
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UFC 258: Kelvin Gastelum vs. Ian Heinisch play-by-play and results

Live UFC 258 results and highlights for Kelvin Gastelum vs. Ian Heinisch and all other fights happening tonight at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. Read on for Kelvin Gastelum vs. Ian Heinisch play-by-play updates or simply tune into our live fight companion on YouTube below. Watch UFC 258...
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UFC 258 results: Kelvin Gastelum returns to the win column with unanimous decision over Ian Heinisch

Kelvin Gastelum knew he was in a must-win situation at UFC 258 and he delivered with a unanimous decision over a tough-as-nails opponent in Ian Heinisch. Following three consecutive losses dating back to a heartbreaking defeat to Israel Adesanya in an interim title fight, Gastelum was well aware what a fourth straight defeat could mean for his career and there was no way he was going to allow that to happen. Over three rounds, Gastelum used every tool in his arsenal to stifle Heinisch on the feet and on the ground to ultimately get the job done.
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They said what?! Pros react to Kelvin Gastelum’s win over Ian Heinisch at UFC 258

In one of his best showings in the past few years, Kelvin Gastelum was able to avoid a four-fight losing skid at UFC 258. Against Ian Heinisch, the 29-year-old managed to control most of the action and emerged victorious with a unanimous decision win after 15 minutes. On Twitter, pro fighters praised his performance.
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Ian Heinisch: Watch the first 3 minutes vs. Kelvin Gastelum

Ian Heinisch spoke recently with MMA Junkie, ahead of his fight vs. Kelvin Gastelum on the main card of UFC 258 on Saturday, and vowed to expose his opponent. “With Kelvin you never know the guy who’s going to show up, but the guy we’re training for to show up is the guy who fought Israel Adesanya,” said Heinisch. “He’s on a three-fight skid, his back’s against the wall and that’s when people usually fight the hardest. So that’s what we’re expecting, but I feel stylistically it’s gonna be a very fun fight to watch, especially the first three minutes.
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Ian Heinisch knows it’s ‘do or die’ for Kelvin Gastelum, predicts finish at UFC 258

Ian Heinisch is well aware of the opportunity in front of him, as well as the stakes involved in a pivotal middleweight matchup this weekend. Heinisch will face former title challenger Kelvin Gastelum in a main card matchup at UFC 258. The event takes place Saturday night at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas and will be headlined by a welterweight title bout between Kamaru Usman and Gilbert Burns.
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Kelvin Gastelum believes he’s fighting for his job against Ian Heinisch at UFC 258

Kelvin Gastelum believes his UFC 258 fight against Ian Heinisch is do-or-die for his Octagon career. In the past couple of months, the UFC has been releasing dozens of fighters as they are looking to cut nearly 60 fighters. For Gastelum, who is on a three-fight losing streak, he believes if he loses on Saturday he could be among those 60 fighters released from the Las Vegas-based promotion.