Imperato Joins UFC To Face Sterling at UFC Fight Night 55

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Michael Imperato (photo: Mike Fischl)

Michael Imperato (photo: Mike Fischl)

Michael Imperato has signed with the UFC. The Ontario fighter will take on Aljamain Sterling at UFC Fight Night 55 on November 8 at Allphones Arena in Sydney, Australia.

Imperato (7-1) will be a late replacement on the UFC Fight Night 55 card as Sterling’s original opponent Frankie Saenz had to pull out of the bout.  Imperato heads to the UFC on a four fight win streak.  His last victory landed him the XFFC Bantamweight title when he submitted Jesse Arnett early in the first round.  Imperato is known to be a wizard on the mat with six of his seven wins coming off of submissions.

Imperato will face Aljamain Sterling (10-0), who was originally scheduled to fight Mitch Gagnon at UFC Halifax before he had to pull out due to injury.   The unbeaten fighter from New York is 2-0 in the UFC with a TKO victory over Hugo Viana and a decision win over Cody Gibson.

Imperato joins fellow Canadian Chris Clements on the UFC Fight Night 55 card, which is headlined by a bout between Mike Bisping and Luke Rockhold.


17 Responses to “ Imperato Joins UFC To Face Sterling at UFC Fight Night 55 ”

  1. Blackout says:

    Weren’t people just talking shit about him dodging the UFC? lol That argument’s void as of now, I’d say.

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  2. eastcoastwarrior says:

    Imperato is a sorry excuse for a human. This could not have happened to a more classless person.
    Boo to that punk

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  3. cavemanbully says:

    no ones perfect, at some point we all have made questionable choices. as far as i know he hasnt killed anyone or raped anyone so it’s hard for me to hate on a fellow Canadian fighter making it to the big show. congrats Mike

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  4. Cody Saftic says:

    Congrats Mike! Give him hell

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  5. lyndon whitlock says:

    This is a joke. Eastcoastwarrior is right

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  6. Wow says:

    ^^^^^^
    Pretty classless post by Lyndon.

    Cavemanbully is 100% correct. Go Canada!!

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  7. I'll Say It says:

    Not to mention Lyndon is all over twitter calling Michael racist, Lyndon you arena piece of shit jealousy gets you know where

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  8. EPerez says:

    Surprising but not undeserved. Congrats to Mike.

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  9. joe lewis says:

    well when you have guys like josh hill . Curtis brigham , louis fissette…anyone of which would eat this guy…not getting the call…it is bullshit…especially after ducking Mitch Gagnon….I mean all the power to him…but there are much more deserving guys out there….

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  10. hk fan says:

    Hidden due to low comment rating. Click here to see.

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  11. lyndon whitlock says:

    Karma is a bitch.

    You guys can hate me. But im not the bad guy here

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  12. Imperato was obviously on the UFC’s radar. Congrats to Mike.

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  13. KJ says:

    Lyndon is a rat snitch

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  14. lyndon whitlock says:

    Kj just so u know the 1 thumbs up u have is from me :)

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  15. That guy says:

    Meh Michael is a thug, remember this is a guy who pulled a knife on someone after a weigh in. Karma is a bitch!!!

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  16. Idolmaker says:

    Kj just so you know, one of the many thumbs up is from me.

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