Late 2024
Potentially

Potential contest
5 rounds contest @ Lightweight
23-8-0
26-1-0

Belts on The Line

UFC Lightweight

The tape

38
Age
32
5' 8" / 173 cm
Height
5' 10" / 178 cm
68.9" / 175 cm
Reach
70.5" / 179 cm

Full record

SUB 3KO 2UD 3KO 2KO 1
Form
SUB 5KO 1UD 5SUB 2KO 1
23
Wins
26
11
By KO
5
48
KO%
19
7
By Sub
12
30
SUB%
46
8
Losses
1
4
Stopped
1
1
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2009
Debut
2010
31
Bouts
27
68
Rounds
59
4 hours, 35 minutes
Fight Time
4 hours, 16 minutes

Current rankings @ Lightweight

6
UFC
-
-
Bellator
-
12
Tapology
1

Michael Chandler vs Islam Makhachev preview

When is Chandler vs Makhachev?

Michael Chandler could potentially face Islam Makhachev, in Late 2024.

The fight would be contested over 5 rounds in the Lightweight division, which means the weight limit would be 155 pounds (11.1 stone or 70.3 KG).

Chandler vs Makhachev stats

Michael Chandler would step into the octagon with a record of 23 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, 11 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 7 by submission.

Islam Makhachev would make his way to the cage with a record of 26 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 5 of those wins coming by knock out and 12 by submission.

The stats suggest Chandler would have a large advantage in power over Makhachev, boasting a 48% knock out percentage over Makhachev's 19%.

If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Makhachev would have an advantage over Chandler, with a 46% submission rate over Chandler's 30%.

Michael Chandler is the older man by 6 years, at 38 years old.

Makhachev has a height advantage of 2 inches over Chandler. This also extends to a 1-inch reach advantage.

Chandler is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 4 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 11 months earlier than Makhachev, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He has fought 9 more professional rounds, 68 to Makhachev's 59.

Chandler vs Makhachev 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 submission in the 3rd round at Madison Square Garden, New York City, United States.

Previous to that, he had won against 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 been defeated by 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 beaten Dan Hooker at UFC 257 on 23rd January 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Makhachev has won all 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2opponents and going the distance 3 times.

In his last fight, he defeated Dustin Poirier at UFC 302 on 1st June 2024 by submission in the 5th round in their UFC Lightweight championship fight at Prudential Center, Newark, United States.

Previous to that, he was victorious against Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 294 on 21st October 2023 by knockout in the 1st round in their UFC Lightweight championship fight at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Going into that contest, he had won against Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 284 on 11th February 2023 by unanimous decision in their UFC Lightweight championship fight at RAC Arena, Perth, Western Australia.

Before that, he had beaten Charles Oliveira at UFC 280 on 22nd October 2022 by submission in the 2nd round in their UFC Lightweight championship fight at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

He had defeated Bobby Green at UFC Fight Night on 26th February 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Islam Makhachev has been fighting more than Michael Chandler.

Michael Chandler last fought 1 year, 7 months and 27 days ago, while Islam Makhachev's last outing was 1 month and 8 days ago.

Chandler's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 5 months and 16 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.2 rounds on average.

Makhachev's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 4 months and 13 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.8 rounds on average.

What are the odds on Chandler vs Makhachev?

Sorry, we couldn’t find any odds for Chandler vs Makhachev yet. If a contest doesn’t have odds initially after it is announced, bookmakers usually release them closer to the day of the fight.

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