Current rankings @ Middleweight
When is Adesanya vs Nurmagomedov?
Israel Adesanya could potentially take on Khabib Nurmagomedov, in Spring 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 loses 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 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 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, boosting at 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 year 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 beat 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 won against 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 beat 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 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 2 months and 21 days ago, while Khabib Nurmagomedov's last outing was 3 years, 1 month and 6 days ago.
Adesanya's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 9 months and 18 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 11 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 5 years and 11 months, meaning he has been fighting on average every 1 year, 2 months and 8 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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