Current rankings @ Middleweight
When is Adesanya vs Nickal?
Israel Adesanya could potentially square off against Bo Nickal, in Summer 2024.
The fight would take place over 5 rounds in the Middleweight division, which means the weight limit would be 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).
Adesanya vs Nickal stats
Israel Adesanya would step into the octagon with a record of 24 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 16 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Bo Nickal would make his way to the cage with an unblemished record of 5 wins and 0 draws, with 2 of those by knock out and 3 by submission.
The stats suggest Adesanya would have a large advantage in power over Nickal, boasting at 67% knock out percentage over Nickal's 40%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Nickal would have a massive advantage over Adesanya, boosting at 60% submission rate over Adesanya's 0%.
Israel Adesanya is the older man by 7 years, at 34 years old.
Adesanya has a height advantage of 3 inches over Nickal. This also extends to a 4-inch reach advantage.
Adesanya is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 22 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 10 years and 2 months earlier than Nickal, whose first professional fight was in 2022. He has fought 71 more professional rounds, 76 to Nickal's 5.
Adesanya vs Nickal form
Adesanya has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges twice.
In his last fight, he lost to Sean Strickland at UFC 293 on 9th September 2023 by unanimous decision in their UFC Middleweight championship fight at Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney, Australia.
Previous to that, he had won against Alex Pereira at UFC 287 on 8th April 2023 by knockout in the 2nd round in their UFC Middleweight championship fight at Miami-Dade Arena, Miami, United States.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by 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.
Before that, he had beat Jared Cannonier at UFC 276 on 2nd July 2022 by unanimous decision in their UFC Middleweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
He had defeated Robert Whittaker at UFC 271 on 12th February 2022 by unanimous decision in their UFC Middleweight championship fight at Toyota Center, Houston.
Adesanya's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 9 months and 13 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 22 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 4.4 rounds on average.
Nickal's last 2 fights have come over a period of 8 months and 21 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 2 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 1 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Adesanya vs Nickal?
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