Current rankings @ Middleweight
When is Adesanya vs Nurmagomedov?
Israel Adesanya could potentially take on Khabib Nurmagomedov, in Spring 2023.
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 23 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 15 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 and 0 draws, with 8 of those by knock out and 11 by submission.
The stats suggest Adesanya would have a massive power advantage over Nurmagomedov, boasting at 65% 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, boosting at 38% submission rate over Adesanya's 0%.
Israel Adesanya is the younger man by 1 year, at 33 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 4 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2012, 3 year and 6 months later than Nurmagomedov, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He has fought 9 more professional rounds, 69 to Nurmagomedov's 60.
Adesanya vs Nurmagomedov 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 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.
Going into that contest, he had won against 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 beat 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.
Nurmagomedov remains undefeated as a professional.
In his last fight, he defeated 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 defeated 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 won against 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 had beat Edson Barboza at UFC 219 on 30th December 2017 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
In terms of recent activity, Israel Adesanya has been fighting more than Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Israel Adesanya last fought 18 days ago, while Khabib Nurmagomedov's last outing was 2 years, 1 month and 6 days ago.
Adesanya's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 8 months and 24 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.
Nurmagomedov's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years and 11 months, meaning he has been fighting on average every 11 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 17 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.4 rounds on average.
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