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Leon Edwards vs Khamzat Chimaev preview
When is Edwards vs Chimaev?
Leon Edwards could set to fight Khamzat Chimaev, in Spring 2022.
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 21 wins, 3 loses 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 12 wins and 0 draws, with 6 of those by knock out and 5 by submission.
The stats suggest Chimaev would have an advantage in power over Edwards, with a 50% knock out percentage over Edwards' 33%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Chimaev would have a large advantage over Edwards, boosting at 42% submission rate over Edwards' 14%.
Leon Edwards is the older man by 2 years, at 31 years old.
Chimaev has 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 55 more professional rounds, 72 to Chimaev's 17.
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 defeated Kamaru Usman at UFC 286 on 18th March 2023 by majority decision in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at o2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, 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.
Going into that contest, he had beat Nate Diaz at UFC 263 on 12th June 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at Gila River Arena, Glendale.
Before that, he had beat Belal Muhammad at UFC Vegas 21 on 13th March 2021 by unanimous decision in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
He had won against Rafael dos Anjos at UFC on ESPN 4 on 20th July 2019 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at AT&T Center, San Antonio.
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 submission 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 defeated Jingliang Li at UFC 267 on 30th October 2021 by submission in the 1st round.
Before that, 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.
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.
In terms of recent activity, Khamzat Chimaev has been fighting more than Leon Edwards.
Leon Edwards last fought 2 months and 7 days ago, while Khamzat Chimaev's last outing was 8 months and 15 days ago.
Edwards' last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 10 months and 5 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 9 months and 8 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 2 years and 10 months, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 7 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 1.4 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Edwards vs Chimaev?
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