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Khamzat Chimaev vs Roman Dolidze preview
When is Chimaev vs Dolidze?
Khamzat Chimaev could potentially square off against Roman Dolidze, in Autumn/Fall 2023.
The fight would be scheduled for 5 rounds in the Middleweight division, which means the weight limit would be 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).
Chimaev vs Dolidze 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.
Roman Dolidze would make his way to the cage with a record of 12 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 7 of those wins by knock out and 3 by submission.
The stats suggest Dolidze would have a slight advantage in power over Chimaev, with a 58% knock out percentage over Chimaev's 50%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Chimaev would have an advantage over Dolidze, with a 42% submission rate over Dolidze's 25%.
Khamzat Chimaev is the younger man by 5 years, at 29 years old.
Dolidze has 1-inch reach advantage.
Chimaev is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 2 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2018, 1 year and 5 months later than Dolidze, whose first professional fight was in 2016. He has fought 9 less professional rounds, 17 to Dolidze's 26.
Chimaev vs Dolidze form
Chimaev remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he defeated 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 defeated 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 beat Jingliang Li at UFC 267 on 30th October 2021 by unanimous decision in the 1st round.
Before that, he had won against 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 beat 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.
Dolidze has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight, he Marvin Vettori at UFC 286 on 18th March 2023 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at o2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Jack Hermansson at UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Holland on 3rd December 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at Amway Center, Orlando, United States.
Going into that contest, he had won against Phil Hawes at UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs. Allen on 29th October 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had defeated Kyle Daukaus at UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs. Emmett on 18th June 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at Moody Center, Austin.
He had beat Laureano Staropoli at UFC Vegas 28 on 5th June 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest.
In terms of recent activity, Roman Dolidze has been fighting more than Khamzat Chimaev.
Khamzat Chimaev last fought 8 months and 21 days ago, while Roman Dolidze's last outing was 2 months and 13 days ago.
Chimaev's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 10 months and 6 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.
Dolidze's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 11 months and 26 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 25 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 Chimaev vs Dolidze?
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