Current rankings @ Middleweight
When is Barberena vs Rakhmonov?
Bryan Barberena could potentially take on Shavkat Rakhmonov, in Summer 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).
Barberena vs Rakhmonov stats
Bryan Barberena would step into the octagon with a record of 18 wins, 9 loses and 0 draws, 11 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 2 by submission.
Shavkat Rakhmonov would make his way to the cage with an unblemished record of 16 wins and 0 draws, with 8 of those by knock out and 8 by submission.
The stats suggest Barberena would have an advantage in power over Rakhmonov, with a 61% knock out percentage over Rakhmonov's 50%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Rakhmonov would have a massive advantage over Barberena, boosting at 50% submission rate over Barberena's 11%.
Bryan Barberena is the older man by 5 years, at 33 years old.
Rakhmonov has a height advantage of 1 inch over Barberena. This also extends to a 5-inch reach advantage.
Barberena is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 11 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 5 years earlier than Rakhmonov, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He has fought 43 more professional rounds, 67 to Rakhmonov's 24.
Barberena vs Rakhmonov form
Barberena has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges twice.
In his last fight, he lost to Rafael dos Anjos at UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Holland on 3rd December 2022 by in the 2nd round at Amway Center, Orlando, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Robbie Lawler at UFC 276 on 2nd July 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had won against Matt Brown at UFC Fight Night Columbus on 26th March 2022 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Nationwide Arena, Columbus.
Before that, he had beat Darian Weeks at UFC Fight Night on 4th December 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
He had been beaten by Jason Witt at UFC Vegas 33 on 31st July 2021 by majority decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Barberena's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 6 months and 9 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 3 months and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.6 rounds on average.
Rakhmonov's last 3 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 7 months and 14 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 5 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 1.7 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Barberena vs Rakhmonov?
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