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Current rankings @ Middleweight
When is Curtis vs Buckley?
Chris Curtis will face Joaquin Buckley during the prelims of UFC 282, on Saturday 10th December 2022 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The fight will be contested over 3 rounds in the Middleweight division, which means the weight limit will be 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).
Curtis vs Buckley stats
Chris Curtis steps into the octagon with a record of 29 wins, 9 loses and 0 draws, 16 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Joaquin Buckley will make his way to the cage with a record of 15 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, with 11 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Buckley has an advantage in power over Curtis, with a 73% knock out percentage over Curtis' 55%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Curtis will have a slight advantage over Buckley, with a 3% submission rate over Buckley's 0%.
Chris Curtis is the older man by 7 years, at 35 years old.
Buckley has 1-inch reach advantage.
Curtis is the more experienced professional fighter, having had 18 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 5 years and 2 months earlier than Buckley, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He has fought 61 more professional rounds, 104 to Buckley's 43.
Curtis vs Buckley form
Curtis has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges once.
In his last fight, he lost to Jack Hermansson at UFC Fight Night London on 23rd July 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at The O2, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had beat Rodolfo Vieira at UFC Fight Night: Tsarukyan vs. Gamrot on 25th June 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Going into that contest, he had won against Brendan Allen at UFC Fight Night on 4th December 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had beat Phil Hawes at UFC 268 on 6th November 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at Madison Square Garden, New York City.
He had been beaten by Magomed Magomedkerimov at PFL 2019 #7 on 11th October 2019 by unanimous decision in their 2 round contest at Mandalay Bay Events Center, Las Vegas.
Buckley has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight, he Nassourdine Imavov at UFC Fight Night Paris on 3rd September 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Accor Arena, Paris, France.
Previous to that, he had defeated Albert Duraev at UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs. Emmett on 18th June 2022 by knockout in the 3rd round at Moody Center, Austin, United States.
Going into that contest, he had won against Abdul Razak Alhassan at UFC Fight Night on 19th February 2022 by split decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had defeated Ant nio Arroyo at UFC Vegas 37 on 18th September 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
He had lost to Alessio Di Chirico at UFC on ABC 1 on 16th January 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
In terms of recent activity, Joaquin Buckley has been fighting more than Chris Curtis.
Chris Curtis last fought 4 months and 6 days ago, while Joaquin Buckley's last outing was 2 months and 26 days ago.
Curtis' last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 1 month and 18 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.2 rounds on average.
Buckley's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 10 months and 13 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.6 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Curtis vs Buckley?
Joaquin Buckley is currently 3/4 (-130) to win the bout outright, while you can get 21/20 (+100) on Chris Curtis if you fancy the slight upset.
Curtis vs Buckley US streams
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Curtis vs Buckley UK streams
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UFC 282 Tickets
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