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Khamzat Chimaev vs Paulo Costa preview
When is Chimaev vs Costa?
Khamzat Chimaev could potentially take on Paulo Costa, in Spring 2023.
The fight would be contested over 5 rounds in the Welterweight division, which means the weight limit would be 170 pounds (12.1 stone or 77.1 KG).
Chimaev vs Costa 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.
Paulo Costa would make his way to the cage with a record of 14 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 11 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggest Costa would have a large advantage in power over Chimaev, boosting at 79% knock out percentage over Chimaev's 50%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Chimaev would have a massive advantage over Costa, boasting at 42% submission rate over Costa's 7%.
Khamzat Chimaev is the younger man by 3 years, at 28 years old.
Chimaev has a height advantage of 1 inch over Costa. This also extends to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Chimaev is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 4 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2018, 6 year and 3 months later than Costa, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He has fought 11 less professional rounds, 17 to Costa's 28.
Chimaev vs Costa 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.
Costa has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight, he won against Luke Rockhold at UFC 278 on 20th August 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Marvin Vettori at UFC Vegas 41 on 23rd October 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Israel Adesanya at UFC 253 on 26th September 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round in their UFC Middleweight championship fight at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Before that, he had won against Yoel Romero at UFC 241 on 17th August 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Honda Center, Anaheim, United States.
He had defeated Johny Hendricks at UFC 217 on 4th November 2017 by knockout in the 2nd round at Madison Square Garden, New York City.
In terms of recent activity, Khamzat Chimaev has been fighting more than Paulo Costa.
Khamzat Chimaev last fought 6 months and 12 days ago, while Paulo Costa's last outing was 7 months and 2 days ago.
Chimaev's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 7 months and 25 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 7 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 1.4 rounds on average.
Costa's last 5 fights have come over a period of 5 years, 4 months and 18 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 1 year and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Chimaev vs Costa?
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