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Khamzat Chimaev vs Luke Rockhold preview
When is Chimaev vs Rockhold?
Khamzat Chimaev could potentially face the challenge of Luke Rockhold, in Autumn/Fall 2022.
The fight would be contested over 5 rounds in the Welterweight division, which means the weight limit would be 170 pounds (12.1 stone or 77.1 KG).
Chimaev vs Rockhold 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.
Luke Rockhold would make his way to the cage with a record of 16 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, with 6 of those wins by knock out and 8 by submission.
The stats suggest Chimaev would have an advantage in power over Rockhold, with a 50% knock out percentage over Rockhold's 38%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Rockhold would have a slight advantage over Chimaev, with a 50% submission rate over Chimaev's 42%.
Khamzat Chimaev is the younger man by 9 years, at 29 years old.
Rockhold has a height advantage of 1 inch over Chimaev. This also extends to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Chimaev is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 10 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2018, 10 year and 10 months later than Rockhold, whose first professional fight was in 2007. He has fought 24 less professional rounds, 17 to Rockhold's 41.
Chimaev vs Rockhold 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.
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.
Rockhold's last 4 fights have come over a period of 5 years, 8 months and 15 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 1 year, 5 months and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.5 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Chimaev vs Rockhold?
Sorry, we couldn’t find any odds for Chimaev vs Rockhold 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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