Current rankings @ Middleweight
When is Adesanya vs Chimaev?
Israel Adesanya could potentially square off against Khamzat Chimaev, in Summer 2022.
The fight would be scheduled for 5 rounds in the Middleweight division, which means the weight limit would be 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).
Adesanya vs Chimaev stats
Israel Adesanya would step into the octagon with a record of 23 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 15 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Khamzat Chimaev would make his way to the cage with an unblemished record of 12 wins and 0 draws, with 6 of those by knock out and 5 by submission.
The stats suggest Adesanya would have an advantage in power over Chimaev, with a 65% knock out percentage over Chimaev's 50%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Chimaev would have a massive advantage over Adesanya, boosting at 42% submission rate over Adesanya's 0%.
Israel Adesanya is the older man by 5 years, at 33 years old.
Adesanya has a height advantage of 2 inches over Chimaev. This also extends to a 5-inch reach advantage.
Adesanya is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 13 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 6 years and 2 months earlier than Chimaev, whose first professional fight was in 2018. He has fought 52 more professional rounds, 69 to Chimaev's 17.
Adesanya vs Chimaev form
Israel Adesanya has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he lost to Alex Pereira at UFC 281 on 12th November 2022 by knockout in the 5th round in their UFC Middleweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York City, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Jared Cannonier at UFC 276 on 2nd July 2022 by unanimous decision in their UFC Middleweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had beat Robert Whittaker at UFC 271 on 12th February 2022 by unanimous decision in their UFC Middleweight championship fight at Toyota Center, Houston.
Before that, he had won against Marvin Vettori at UFC 263 on 12th June 2021 by unanimous decision in their UFC Middleweight championship fight at Gila River Arena, Glendale.
He had been beaten by Jan Blachowicz at UFC 259 on 6th March 2021 by unanimous decision in their UFC Light Heavyweight championship fight at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Chimaev remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he beat Kevin Holland at UFC 279 on 10th September 2022 by submission in the 1st round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Gilbert Burns at UFC 273 on 9th April 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Jingliang Li at UFC 267 on 30th October 2021 by submission in the 1st round.
Before that, he had won against Gerald Meerschaert at UFC Vegas 11 on 19th September 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
He had defeated Rhys McKee at UFC Fight Island 3 on 25th July 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
In terms of recent activity, Israel Adesanya has been fighting more than Khamzat Chimaev.
Israel Adesanya last fought 17 days ago, while Khamzat Chimaev's last outing was 2 months and 19 days ago.
Adesanya's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 8 months and 23 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 25 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 5 rounds on average.
Chimaev's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 4 months and 4 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 7 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 1.4 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Adesanya vs Chimaev?
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