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Michael Chandler vs Jorge Masvidal preview
When is Chandler vs Masvidal?
Michael Chandler could potentially take on Jorge Masvidal, in Spring 2023.
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 Masvidal 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.
Jorge Masvidal would make his way to the cage with a record of 35 wins, 16 loses and 0 draws, with 16 of those wins by knock out and 2 by submission.
The stats suggest Chandler would have a slight advantage in power over Masvidal, with a 48% knock out percentage over Masvidal's 46%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Chandler would have a large advantage over Masvidal, boasting at 30% submission rate over Masvidal's 6%.
Michael Chandler is the younger man by 2 years, at 36 years old.
Masvidal has a height advantage of 3 inches over Chandler. This also extends to a 4-inch reach advantage.
Chandler is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 20 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2009, 6 year and 2 months later than Masvidal, whose first professional fight was in 2003. He has fought 62 less professional rounds, 68 to Masvidal's 130.
Chandler vs Masvidal 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.
Jorge Masvidal has stopped 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he Colby Covington at UFC 272 on 5th March 2022 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Kamaru Usman at UFC 261 on 24th April 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Kamaru Usman at UFC 251 on 11th July 2020 by unanimous decision in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Before that, he had beat Nate Diaz at UFC 244 on 2nd November 2019 by knockout in the 3rd round at Madison Square Garden, New York City, United States.
He had defeated Ben Askren at UFC 239 on 6th July 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
In terms of recent activity, Michael Chandler has been fighting more than Jorge Masvidal.
Michael Chandler last fought 4 months and 11 days ago, while Jorge Masvidal's last outing was 1 year and 18 days ago.
Chandler's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years and 2 months, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.2 rounds on average.
Masvidal's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 8 months and 17 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 16 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.2 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Chandler vs Masvidal?
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