Autumn/Fall 2024
Potentially

Potential contest
5 rounds contest @ Middleweight
24-3-0
29-0-0

The tape

34
Age
35
6' 4" / 193 cm
Height
5' 10" / 178 cm
79.9" / 203 cm
Reach
70.1" / 178 cm

Full record

UD 5KO 2KO 5UD 5UD 5
Form
SUB 2SUB 3SUB 4UD 5UD 3
24
Wins
29
16
By KO
8
67
KO%
28
0
By Sub
11
0
SUB%
38
3
Losses
0
1
Stopped
0
0
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2012
Debut
2008
27
Bouts
29
76
Rounds
60
5 hours, 49 minutes
Fight Time
4 hours, 23 minutes

Current rankings @ Middleweight

2
UFC
-
-
Bellator
-
1
Tapology
-

Israel Adesanya vs Khabib Nurmagomedov preview

When is Adesanya vs Nurmagomedov?

Israel Adesanya could potentially take on Khabib Nurmagomedov, in Autumn/Fall 2024.

The fight would be contested 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 Nurmagomedov stats

Israel Adesanya would step into the octagon with a record of 24 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, 16 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Khabib Nurmagomedov would make his way to the cage with an unblemished record of 29 wins, 0 losses, and 0 draws, 8 of those wins coming by knock out and 11 by submission.

The stats suggest Adesanya would have a massive power advantage over Nurmagomedov, boasting a 67% knock out percentage over Nurmagomedov's 28%.

If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Nurmagomedov would have a massive advantage over Adesanya, boasting a 38% submission rate over Adesanya's 0%.

Israel Adesanya is the younger man by 1 year, at 34 years old.

Adesanya has a height advantage of 6 inches over Nurmagomedov. This also extends to a 10-inch reach advantage.

Adesanya is currently arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 2 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2012, 3 years and 6 months later than Nurmagomedov, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He has fought 16 more professional rounds, 76 to Nurmagomedov's 60.

Adesanya vs Nurmagomedov 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 beaten 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.

Nurmagomedov remains undefeated as a professional.

In his last fight, he won against Justin Gaethje at UFC 254 on 24th October 2020 by submission in the 2nd round in their UFC Lightweight championship fight at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Previous to that, he had won against Dustin Poirier at UFC 242 on 7th September 2019 by submission in the 3rd round in their UFC Lightweight championship fight at du Arena, Abu Dhabi.

Going into that contest, he had beaten Conor McGregor at UFC 229 on 6th October 2018 by submission in the 4th round in their UFC Lightweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

Before that, he had defeated Al Iaquinta at UFC 223 on 7th April 2018 by unanimous decision in their UFC Lightweight championship fight at Barclays Center, Brooklyn.

He was victorious against Edson Barboza at UFC 219 on 30th December 2017 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Israel Adesanya has been fighting more than Khabib Nurmagomedov.

Israel Adesanya last fought 8 months and 15 days ago, while Khabib Nurmagomedov's last outing was 3 years and 7 months ago.

Adesanya's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 3 months and 12 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 22 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 4.4 rounds on average.

Nurmagomedov's last 5 fights have come over a period of 6 years, 4 months and 24 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 1 year, 3 months and 12 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 17 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.4 rounds on average.

What are the odds on Adesanya vs Nurmagomedov?

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