Autumn/Fall 2023
Potentially

Potential contest
5 rounds contest @ Middleweight
12-0-0
17-2-0

The tape

28
Age
29
6' 2" / 188 cm
Height
6' 1" / 185 cm
75.2" / 191 cm
Reach
76" / 193 cm

Full record

SUB 1UD 3SUB 1KO 1KO 1
Form
SUB 3UD 3KO 2KO 1
12
Wins
17
6
By KO
7
50
KO%
41
5
By Sub
9
42
SUB%
53
0
Losses
2
0
Stopped
1
0
Tapped
1
0
Draws
0
2018
Debut
2013
12
Bouts
19
17
Rounds
35
51 minutes, 58 seconds
Fight Time
2 hours, 14 minutes

Current rankings @ Middleweight

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UFC
10
-
Bellator
-
-
Tapology
11

Khamzat Chimaev vs Dricus Du Plessis preview

When is Chimaev vs Du Plessis?

Khamzat Chimaev could potentially take on Dricus Du Plessis, in Autumn/Fall 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 Du Plessis 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.

Dricus Du Plessis would make his way to the cage with a record of 17 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 7 of those wins by knock out and 9 by submission.

The stats suggest Chimaev would have a slight advantage in power over Plessis, with a 50% knock out percentage over Plessis' 41%.

If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Plessis would have an advantage over Chimaev, with a 53% submission rate over Chimaev's 42%.

Khamzat Chimaev is the younger man by 1 year, at 28 years old.

Chimaev has a height advantage of 1 inch over Plessis. Despite this, Plessis has 1-inch reach advantage.

Chimaev is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 7 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2018, 4 year and 10 months later than Plessis, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He has fought 18 less professional rounds, 17 to Plessis' 35.

Chimaev vs Du Plessis 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.

Activity check

Chimaev's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 6 months and 9 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 7 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 1.4 rounds on average.

Plessis' last 4 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 3 months and 24 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 30 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.3 rounds on average.

What are the odds on Chimaev vs Du Plessis?

Sorry, we couldn’t find any odds for Chimaev vs Du Plessis 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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