Impa Kasanganay



Released by UFC
December 2, 2021
Kasanganay was released by the UFC on Thursday, reports.
Kasanganay went 2-2 under the UFC banner and most recently lost to Carlston Harris via TKO (punches) in mid-September. Although the 27-year-old recently dropped from middleweight to welterweight, he'll now be forced to seek out other promotions.
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Inconsistent ways continue
September 18, 2021
Kasanganay lost to Carlston Harris via TKO (punches) at 2:38 of Round 1 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas.
The inconsistent ways of Kasanganay continue. Fresh off an impressive second-round submission win over Sasha Palatnikov this past April, Kasanganay ate a huge left hand from Harris that sent him tumbling to the mat, and after a few additional shots, this one was over. Kasanganay is athletic and good on the mat, but the complete lack of power in his hands will be tough to overcome. He doesn't have a single knockout victory in his professional career, and it's hard to pick up victories at the highest level if you can't threaten your opposition on the feet. Kasanganay has alternated wins and losses in his first four UFC bouts.
Facing Carlston Harris in September
June 30, 2021
Kasanganay (9-1-0) is scheduled to face Carlston Harris (16-4-0) in a welterweight fight at the UFC's Sept. 18 event, Guilherme Cruz of reports.
Kasanganay, 27, has gone 2-1-0 in his three fights since joining the promotion last summer. After Joaquin Buckley handed him his first career loss in October, Kasanganay bounced back in April with a convincing second-round win over Sasha Palatnikov.
Strong rebound effort
April 10, 2021
Kasanganay defeated Sasha Palatnikov via submission (rear-naked choke) at 0:26 of Round 2 at UFC on ABC 2 on Saturday in Las Vegas.
It was a brilliant effort from Kasanganay and one that was made all the more impressive considering it came on the heels of his highlight reel knockout loss at the hands of Joaquin Buckley last October. Entering as a -250 favorite against a clearly inferior opponent, Impa landed a pair of successful takedowns and racked up 2:54 worth of control time in the brief bout. Kasanganay has shown far more good than bad during his brief time with the UFC, and his ability to bounce back from the Buckley loss is probably his most impressive feat to date.
April 10 clash in books
February 25, 2021
Kasanganay (face) will fight Sasha Palatnikov on the UFC's April 10 card, reports.
Kasanganay was on medical suspension after being on the receiving end of one of the more brutal knockouts in UFC history. It appears he's finally put that behind him and will look to bounce back against Paltnikov, who is coming off of a win in his UFC debut versus Louis Cosce. Palatnikov does most of his damage upright, while Kasnngay has a mixture of the two in his repertoire. Kasanganay hold a three-inch advantage in reach despite standing two inches shorter, so he should have an opportunity to keep Palatnikov at bay until he's ready to go in for a takedown.
Medical suspension after brutal KO
October 13, 2020
Kasanganay is facing a potential 180-day medical suspension pending clearance from an ophthalmologist, reports.
Of all the medical suspensions dished out after UFC Vegas 5, this one is probably the least surprising. While Kasanganay was conscious and seemingly in good spirits afterwards, he did fall victim to one of the most devastating knockouts in UFC history -- one that will be on highlight reels for years to come. Kasanganay got off to a fast start to his MMA career with three pro fights (including Contender Series) in the span of two months, but this result will force him to take some time on the sidelines, which may be beneficial in the long haul.