Current rankings @ Welterweight
Khamzat Chimaev vs Bo Nickal preview
When is Chimaev vs Nickal?
Khamzat Chimaev could set to fight Bo Nickal, in Spring 2023.
The fight would be scheduled for 5 rounds in the Welterweight division, which means the weight limit would be 170 pounds (12.1 stone or 77.1 KG).
Chimaev vs Nickal 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.
Bo Nickal would make his way to the cage with an unblemished record of 4 wins and 0 draws, with 1 of those by knock out and 3 by submission.
The stats suggest Chimaev would have a large advantage in power over Nickal, boasting at 50% knock out percentage over Nickal's 25%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Nickal would have a massive advantage over Chimaev, boosting at 75% submission rate over Chimaev's 42%.
Khamzat Chimaev is the older man by 1 year, at 28 years old.
Chimaev has a height advantage of 1 inch over Nickal. Despite this, Nickal has 1-inch reach advantage.
Chimaev is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 8 more fights, and made his debut in 2018, 4 years earlier than Nickal, whose first professional fight was in 2022. He has fought 13 more professional rounds, 17 to Nickal's 4.
Chimaev vs Nickal 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.
Chimaev's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 7 months and 26 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.
What are the odds on Chimaev vs Nickal?
Sorry, we couldn’t find any odds for Chimaev vs Nickal 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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