Review by AllTheBestFights.com: 2023-05-20, disappointing mma bout: Ilir Latifi vs Rodrigo Nascimento gets two stars (take a look at our ranking of the Best Mma Fights of 2023).
Nascimento vs Latifi is scheduled to take place Saturday, May 20th, at the UFC Apex, Las Vegas (Nevada, United States), in a 3-round heavyweight (265 lbs, 120 kg) bout; it is on the undercard of Mackenzie Dern vs Angela Hill – UFC Vegas 73 (also known as UFC Fight Night 223 or UFC on ESPN+ 81). Watch the video and rate this fight!
Ilir Latifi record
Ilir Latifi entered this fight with a professional record of 16-8-0 (62% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.21 heavyweight in the world.
He lost three consecutive bouts between 2018 and 2020, the last one with Derrick Lewis (Derrick Lewis vs Ilir Latifi), but then he has beat Tanner Boser (Ilir Latifi vs Tanner Boser) and Alexey Oleynik (Alexey Oleynik vs Ilir Latifi).
Rodrigo Nascimento record
His opponent, Rodrigo Nascimento, has a mma record of 9-1-0 (89% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.39 in the heavyweight division.
In his last three fights he has lost to Chris Daukaus, then he has faced Alan Baudot, but it ended in a no-contest, and he has beat Tanner Boser (Tanner Boser vs Rodrigo Nascimento).
Nascimento’s next fight: Rodrigo Nascimento vs Don’Tale Mayes 2
Here is the UFC Vegas 73 full fight card (we are going to update it after the weigh-in):
MAIN CARD (live on ESPN+)
Mackenzie Dern vs Angela Hill
Anthony Hernandez vs Edmen Shahbazyan
Lupita Godinez vs Emily Ducote
Joaquin Buckley vs Andre Fialho
Michael Johnson vs Diego Ferreira
PRELIMINARY CARD (live on ESPN+)
Maheshate Hayisaer vs Viacheslav Borshchev
Vanessa Demopoulos vs Karolina Kowalkiewicz
Orion Cosce vs Gilbert Urbina
Ilir Latifi vs Rodrigo Nascimento
Chase Hooper vs Nick Fiore
Natalia Silva vs Victoria Leonardo
Takashi Sato vs Themba Gorimbo
Full fight video / highlights
Here we are going to post a selection of the best videos about the bout Ilir Latifi vs Rodrigo Nascimento as soon as the match ends. If you have seen the full fight you can rate it at the bottom of this post. (All videos are hosted on free video platforms such as Youtube, Dailymotion, Facebook, etc. and not uploaded by AllTheBestFights.com)
Who won Latifi vs Nascimento fight?
Rodrigo Nascimento defeated Ilir Latifi via split decision. Scores were 29–28, 28–29, 29–28.