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Michael Chandler vs Beneil Dariush preview
When is Chandler vs Dariush?
Michael Chandler could potentially face Beneil Dariush, in Spring 2023.
The fight would be scheduled for 5 rounds in the Lightweight division, which means the weight limit would be 155 pounds (11.1 stone or 70.3 KG).
Chandler vs Dariush stats
Michael Chandler would step into the octagon with a record of 23 wins, 8 loses and 0 draws, 11 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 7 by submission.
Beneil Dariush would make his way to the cage with a record of 22 wins, 4 loses and 1 draw, with 5 of those wins by knock out and 8 by submission.
The stats suggest Chandler would have a large advantage in power over Dariush, boasting at 48% knock out percentage over Dariush's 23%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Dariush would have a slight advantage over Chandler, with a 36% submission rate over Chandler's 30%.
Michael Chandler is the older man by 3 years, at 36 years old.
Dariush has a height advantage of 2 inches over Chandler. This also extends to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Chandler is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 4 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 3 months earlier than Dariush, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He has fought 14 more professional rounds, 68 to Dariush's 54.
Chandler vs Dariush form
Michael Chandler has stopped 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he lost to Dustin Poirier at UFC 281 on 12th November 2022 by in the 3rd round at Madison Square Garden, New York City, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated 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 beat Dan Hooker at UFC 257 on 23rd January 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Dariush has won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight, he won against Mateusz Gamrot at UFC 280 on 22nd October 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Previous to that, he had won against Tony Ferguson at UFC 262 on 15th May 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Toyota Center, Houston, United States.
Going into that contest, he had beat Diego Ferreira at UFC Vegas 18 on 6th February 2021 by split decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had defeated Scott Holtzman at UFC Vegas 6 on 8th August 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
He had won against Drakkar Klose at UFC 248 on 7th March 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
In terms of recent activity, Michael Chandler has been fighting more than Beneil Dariush.
Michael Chandler last fought 4 months and 12 days ago, while Beneil Dariush's last outing was 5 months and 2 days ago.
Chandler's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 2 months and 1 day, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 7 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.2 rounds on average.
Dariush's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years and 17 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.4 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Chandler vs Dariush?
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