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Eddie Alvarez vs Michael Chandler preview
When is Alvarez vs Chandler III?
Eddie Alvarez could potentially face the challenge of Michael Chandler, in Spring 2023.
The fight would be contested over 5 rounds in the Welterweight division, which means the weight limit would be 170 pounds (12.1 stone or 77.1 KG).
Alvarez vs Chandler III stats
Eddie Alvarez would step into the octagon with a record of 30 wins, 8 loses and 0 draws, 18 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 6 by submission.
Michael Chandler would make his way to the cage with a record of 23 wins, 8 loses and 0 draws, with 11 of those wins by knock out and 7 by submission.
The stats suggest Alvarez would have an advantage in power over Chandler, with a 60% knock out percentage over Chandler's 48%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Chandler would have a slight advantage over Alvarez, with a 30% submission rate over Alvarez's 20%.
Eddie Alvarez is the older man by 2 years, at 39 years old.
Alvarez has a height advantage of 1 inch over Chandler. Despite this, both fighters have equal reach.
Alvarez is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 7 more fights, and made his debut in 2003, 5 years and 7 months earlier than Chandler, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He has fought 9 more professional rounds, 77 to Chandler's 68.
Alvarez vs Chandler III form
Alvarez has beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges once.
In his last fight, he lost to Rae Yoon Ok at ONE on TNT 4 on 28th April 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Singapore Indoor Stadium, Singapore.
Previous to that, he had beat Eduard Folayang at ONE Championship – Dawn of Heroes on 2nd August 2019 by unanimous decision in the 1st round at Mall of Asia Arena, Manila, Philippines.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Timofey Nastyukhin at ONE Championship – A New Era on 31st March 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Ryogoku Kokugikan, Tokyo, Japan.
Before that, he had lost to Dustin Poirier at UFC on FOX 30 on 28th July 2018 by knockout in the 2nd round at Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, Canada.
He had won against Justin Gaethje at UFC 218 on 2nd December 2017 by knockout in the 3rd round at Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, United States.
Michael Chandler has stopped 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he Dustin Poirier at UFC 281 on 12th November 2022 by submission in the 3rd round at Madison Square Garden, New York City, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Tony Ferguson at UFC 274 on 7th May 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Justin Gaethje at UFC 268 on 6th November 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Madison Square Garden, New York City, United States.
Before that, he had lost to Charles Oliveira at UFC 262 on 15th May 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round in their UFC Lightweight championship fight at Toyota Center, Houston.
He had defeated Dan Hooker at UFC 257 on 23rd January 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
In terms of recent activity, Michael Chandler has been fighting more than Eddie Alvarez.
Eddie Alvarez last fought 2 years, 1 month and 10 days ago, while Michael Chandler's last outing was 6 months and 26 days ago.
Alvarez's last 5 fights have come over a period of 5 years, 6 months and 5 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2 rounds on average.
Chandler's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 4 months and 15 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.2 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Alvarez vs Chandler III?
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