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Khamzat Chimaev vs Jared Cannonier preview
When is Chimaev vs Cannonier?
Khamzat Chimaev could potentially take on Jared Cannonier, 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).
Chimaev vs Cannonier stats
Khamzat Chimaev would step into the octagon with an undefeated record of 12 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 5 by submission.
Jared Cannonier would make his way to the cage with a record of 16 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, with 10 of those wins by knock out and 2 by submission.
The stats suggest Cannonier would have an advantage in power over Chimaev, with a 63% knock out percentage over Chimaev's 50%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Chimaev would have a large advantage over Cannonier, boasting at 42% submission rate over Cannonier's 13%.
Khamzat Chimaev is the younger man by 10 years, at 29 years old.
Chimaev has a height advantage of 3 inches over Cannonier. Despite this, Cannonier has 3-inch reach advantage.
Chimaev is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 10 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2018, 6 year and 11 months later than Cannonier, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He has fought 35 less professional rounds, 17 to Cannonier's 52.
Chimaev vs Cannonier form
Chimaev remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he beat Kevin Holland at UFC 279 on 10th September 2022 by in the 1st round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Gilbert Burns at UFC 273 on 9th April 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville.
Going into that contest, he had won against Jingliang Li at UFC 267 on 30th October 2021 by unanimous decision in the 1st round.
Before that, he had beat Gerald Meerschaert at UFC Vegas 11 on 19th September 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
He had defeated Rhys McKee at UFC Fight Island 3 on 25th July 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Cannonier has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight, he won against Sean Strickland at UFC Fight Night: Cannonier vs. Strickland on 17th December 2022 by split decision in their 5 round contest at UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Israel Adesanya at UFC 276 on 2nd July 2022 by unanimous decision in their UFC Middleweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had won against Derek Brunson at UFC 271 on 12th February 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at Toyota Center, Houston.
Before that, he had defeated Kelvin Gastelum at UFC Vegas 34 on 21st August 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Enterprise.
He had lost to Robert Whittaker at UFC 254 on 24th October 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
In terms of recent activity, Jared Cannonier has been fighting more than Khamzat Chimaev.
Khamzat Chimaev last fought 8 months and 25 days ago, while Jared Cannonier's last outing was 5 months and 18 days ago.
Chimaev's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 10 months and 10 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 7 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 1.4 rounds on average.
Cannonier's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 7 months and 11 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 20 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 4 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Chimaev vs Cannonier?
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