Autumn/Fall 2024
Potentially

Potential contest
5 rounds contest @ Welterweight
22-3-0
13-0-0

Belts on The Line

UFC Welterweight

The tape

32
Age
30
6' 2" / 188 cm
Height
6' 2" / 188 cm
74" / 188 cm
Reach
75.2" / 191 cm

Full record

UD 5MD 5KO 5UD 5NC
Form
MD 3SUB 1UD 3SUB 1KO 1
22
Wins
13
7
By KO
6
32
KO%
46
3
By Sub
5
14
SUB%
38
3
Losses
0
0
Stopped
0
0
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2011
Debut
2018
26
Bouts
13
77
Rounds
20
5 hours, 53 minutes
Fight Time
1 hours, 6 minutes

Current rankings @ Welterweight

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UFC
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Bellator
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1
Tapology
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Leon Edwards vs Khamzat Chimaev preview

When is Edwards vs Chimaev?

Leon Edwards could set to fight Khamzat Chimaev, in Autumn/Fall 2024.

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).

Edwards vs Chimaev stats

Leon Edwards would step into the octagon with a record of 22 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, 7 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.

Khamzat Chimaev would make his way to the cage with an unblemished record of 13 wins, 0 losses, and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by knock out and 5 by submission.

The stats suggest Chimaev would have an advantage in power over Edwards, with a 46% knock out percentage over Edwards' 32%.

If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Chimaev would have a large advantage over Edwards, boasting a 38% submission rate over Edwards' 14%.

Leon Edwards is the older man by 2 years, at 32 years old.

Chimaev has a 1-inch reach advantage.

Edwards is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 12 more fights, and made his debut in 2011, 6 years and 11 months earlier than Chimaev, whose first professional fight was in 2018. He has fought 57 more professional rounds, 77 to Chimaev's 20.

Edwards vs Chimaev form

Edwards has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges 3 times.

In his last fight, he won against Colby Covington at UFC 296 on 16th December 2023 by unanimous decision in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had beaten Kamaru Usman at UFC 286 on 18th March 2023 by majority decision in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at o2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Kamaru Usman at UFC 278 on 20th August 2022 by knockout in the 5th round in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City, United States.

Before that, he was victorious against Nate Diaz at UFC 263 on 12th June 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at Gila River Arena, Glendale.

His fight against Belal Muhammad at UFC Vegas 21 on 13th March 2021 ended in a no contest.

Chimaev remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 1 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he beat 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 beaten Kevin Holland at UFC 279 on 10th September 2022 by submission in the 1st round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

Going into that contest, 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.

Before that, he was victorious against Jingliang Li at UFC 267 on 30th October 2021 by submission in the 1st round.

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.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Leon Edwards has been fighting more than Khamzat Chimaev.

Leon Edwards last fought 5 months and 9 days ago, while Khamzat Chimaev's last outing was 7 months and 4 days ago.

Edwards' last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 2 months and 12 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 22 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 4.4 rounds on average.

Chimaev's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 8 months and 6 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 1.8 rounds on average.

What are the odds on Edwards vs Chimaev?

Khamzat Chimaev is currently 7/10 (-140) to win the fight outright, while you can get 27/25 (+110) on Leon Edwards if you fancy the incredible upset.

Leon Edwards vs Khamzat Chimaev news

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