Belts on The Line
Current rankings @ Middleweight
When is Chimaev vs Strickland?
Khamzat Chimaev could potentially face Sean Strickland, in Spring 2024.
The fight would be scheduled for 5 rounds in the Middleweight division, which means the weight limit would be 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).
Chimaev vs Strickland stats
Khamzat Chimaev would step into the octagon with an undefeated record of 13 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 5 by submission.
Sean Strickland would make his way to the cage with a record of 28 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, with 11 of those wins by knock out and 4 by submission.
The stats suggest Chimaev would have a slight advantage in power over Strickland, with a 46% knock out percentage over Strickland's 39%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Chimaev would have a large advantage over Strickland, boasting at 38% submission rate over Strickland's 14%.
Khamzat Chimaev is the younger man by 3 years, at 29 years old.
Chimaev has a height advantage of 1 inch over Strickland. Despite this, Strickland has 1-inch reach advantage.
Chimaev is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 20 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2018, 10 year and 2 months later than Strickland, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He has fought 64 less professional rounds, 20 to Strickland's 84.
Chimaev vs Strickland form
Chimaev remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 1 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he defeated Kamaru Usman at UFC 294 on 21st October 2023 by majority decision in their 3 round contest at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Previous to that, he had defeated Kevin Holland at UFC 279 on 10th September 2022 by majority decision in the 1st round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Going into that contest, 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.
Before that, he had won against Jingliang Li at UFC 267 on 30th October 2021 by unanimous decision in the 1st round.
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.
Strickland has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight, he defeated Israel Adesanya at UFC 293 on 9th September 2023 by unanimous decision in their UFC Middleweight championship fight at Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney, Australia.
Previous to that, he had defeated Abusupiyan Magomedov at UFC Fight Night – Strickland vs. Magomedov on 1st July 2023 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States.
Going into that contest, he had won against Nassourdine Imavov at UFC Fight Night: Gastelum vs. Imavov on 14th January 2023 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest.
Before that, he had been beaten by Jared Cannonier at UFC Fight Night: Cannonier vs. Strickland on 17th December 2022 by split decision in their 5 round contest at UFC Apex, Las Vegas.
He had lost to Alex Pereira at UFC 276 on 2nd July 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
In terms of recent activity, Sean Strickland has been fighting more than Khamzat Chimaev.
Khamzat Chimaev last fought 1 month and 13 days ago, while Sean Strickland's last outing was 2 months and 25 days ago.
Chimaev's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 2 months and 15 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 1.8 rounds on average.
Strickland's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 5 months and 2 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 3 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 18 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.6 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Chimaev vs Strickland?
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