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Khamzat Chimaev vs Alex Pereira preview
When is Chimaev vs Pereira?
Khamzat Chimaev could potentially square off against Alex Pereira, 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 Pereira 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.
Alex Pereira would make his way to the cage with a record of 7 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 6 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Pereira would have a massive power advantage over Chimaev, boosting at 86% knock out percentage over Chimaev's 50%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Chimaev would have a massive advantage over Pereira, boasting at 42% submission rate over Pereira's 0%.
Khamzat Chimaev is the younger man by 7 years, at 28 years old.
Pereira has a height advantage of 2 inches over Chimaev. This also extends to a 5-inch reach advantage.
Chimaev is currently arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 4 more fights, and made his debut in 2018, 2 year and 7 months later than Pereira, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He has fought 1 less professional rounds, 17 to Pereira's 18.
Chimaev vs Pereira 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.
Pereira has won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 4 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight, he defeated Israel Adesanya at UFC 281 on 12th November 2022 by knockout in the 5th round in their UFC Middleweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York City, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Sean Strickland at UFC 276 on 2nd July 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had won against Bruno Silva at UFC Fight Night on 12th March 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had defeated Andreas Michailidis at UFC 268 on 6th November 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round at Madison Square Garden, New York City.
He had beat Thomas Powell at LFA 95 on 20th November 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at Hartman Arena, Park City.
In terms of recent activity, Alex Pereira has been fighting more than Khamzat Chimaev.
Khamzat Chimaev last fought 6 months and 19 days ago, while Alex Pereira's last outing was 4 months and 17 days ago.
Chimaev's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 8 months and 4 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 7 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 1.4 rounds on average.
Pereira's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 4 months and 9 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.4 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Chimaev vs Pereira?
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