Summer 2024
Potentially

Potential contest
5 rounds contest @ Lightweight
23-8-0
25-1-0

Belts on The Line

UFC Lightweight

The tape

37
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
KO 1UD 5SUB 2KO 1SUB 1
23
Wins
25
11
By KO
5
48
KO%
20
7
By Sub
11
30
SUB%
44
8
Losses
1
4
Stopped
1
1
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2009
Debut
2010
31
Bouts
26
68
Rounds
54
4 hours, 35 minutes
Fight Time
3 hours, 53 minutes

Current rankings @ Lightweight

5
UFC
-
-
Bellator
-
13
Tapology
1

Michael Chandler vs Islam Makhachev preview

When is Chandler vs Makhachev?

Michael Chandler could potentially face Islam Makhachev, in Summer 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 loses 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 25 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 5 of those wins by knock out and 11 by submission.

The stats suggest Chandler would have a large advantage in power over Makhachev, boasting at 48% knock out percentage over Makhachev's 20%.

If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Makhachev would have an advantage over Chandler, with a 44% submission rate over Chandler's 30%.

Michael Chandler is the older man by 5 years, at 37 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 5 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 11 months earlier than Makhachev, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He has fought 14 more professional rounds, 68 to Makhachev's 54.

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 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 won against 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 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going the distance 3 times.

In his last fight, he beat 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.

Previous to that, he had beat Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 284 on 11th February 2023 by unanimous decision in their UFC Lightweight championship fight at RAC Arena, Perth, Western Australia.

Going into that contest, he had defeated 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.

Before that, he had won against Bobby Green at UFC Fight Night on 26th February 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.

He had defeated Dan Hooker at UFC 267 on 30th October 2021 by submission in the 1st round.

Activity check

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

Michael Chandler last fought 1 year, 3 months and 20 days ago, while Islam Makhachev's last outing was 4 months and 11 days ago.

Chandler's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 1 month and 9 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 15 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 2 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2 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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