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Nate Diaz vs Michael Chandler preview
When is Diaz vs Chandler?
Nate Diaz could potentially square off against Michael Chandler, in Autumn/Fall 2022.
The fight would take place over 5 rounds in the Lightweight division, which means the weight limit would be 155 pounds (11.1 stone or 70.3 KG).
Diaz vs Chandler stats
Nate Diaz would step into the octagon with a record of 21 wins, 13 loses and 0 draws, 5 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 12 by submission.
Michael Chandler would make his way to the cage with a record of 23 wins, 8 loses and 0 draws, with 11 of those wins by knock out and 7 by submission.
The stats suggest Chandler would have a large advantage in power over Diaz, boosting at 48% knock out percentage over Diaz's 24%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Diaz would have a large advantage over Chandler, boasting at 57% submission rate over Chandler's 30%.
Nate Diaz is the older man by 1 year, at 37 years old.
Diaz has a height advantage of 4 inches over Chandler. This also extends to a 7-inch reach advantage.
Diaz is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 3 more fights, and made his debut in 2004, 4 years and 9 months earlier than Chandler, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He has fought 17 more professional rounds, 85 to Chandler's 68.
Diaz vs Chandler form
Michael Chandler has stopped 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he Dustin Poirier at UFC 281 on 12th November 2022 by submission in the 3rd round at Madison Square Garden, New York City, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Tony Ferguson at UFC 274 on 7th May 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Justin Gaethje at UFC 268 on 6th November 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Madison Square Garden, New York City, United States.
Before that, he had lost to Charles Oliveira at UFC 262 on 15th May 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round in their UFC Lightweight championship fight at Toyota Center, Houston.
He had beat Dan Hooker at UFC 257 on 23rd January 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Diaz's last 4 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 7 months and 7 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 10 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.8 rounds on average.
Chandler's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 2 months and 1 day, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 7 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.2 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Diaz vs Chandler?
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