Current rankings @ Welterweight
Khamzat Chimaev vs Shavkat Rakhmonov preview
When is Chimaev vs Rakhmonov?
Khamzat Chimaev could potentially square off against Shavkat Rakhmonov, in Autumn/Fall 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 Rakhmonov 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.
Shavkat Rakhmonov would make his way to the cage with an unblemished record of 17 wins and 0 draws, with 8 of those by knock out and 9 by submission.
The stats suggest Chimaev would have a slight advantage in power over Rakhmonov, with a 50% knock out percentage over Rakhmonov's 47%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Rakhmonov would have an advantage over Chimaev, with a 53% submission rate over Chimaev's 42%.
Khamzat Chimaev is the same age as Shavkat Rakhmonov, at 28 years old.
Chimaev has a height advantage of 1 inch over Rakhmonov. Despite this, Rakhmonov has 2-inch reach advantage.
Chimaev is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 5 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2018, 3 year and 7 months later than Rakhmonov, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He has fought 10 less professional rounds, 17 to Rakhmonov's 27.
Chimaev vs Rakhmonov 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.
Rakhmonov's last 4 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 8 months and 25 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 7 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Chimaev vs Rakhmonov?
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