Belts on The Line
Current rankings @ Welterweight
When is Edwards vs Makhachev?
Leon Edwards could potentially fight Islam Makhachev, in Early 2024.
The fight would take place over 5 rounds in the Welterweight division, which means the weight limit would be 170 pounds (12.1 stone or 77.1 KG).
Edwards vs Makhachev 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.
Islam Makhachev would make his way to the cage with a record of 25 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 5 of those wins by knock out and 11 by submission.
The stats suggest Edwards would have an advantage in power over Makhachev, with a 33% knock out percentage over Makhachev's 20%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Makhachev would have a large advantage over Edwards, boosting at 44% submission rate over Edwards' 14%.
Leon Edwards is the same age as Islam Makhachev, at 32 years old.
Edwards has a height advantage of 4 inches over Makhachev. This also extends to a 4-inch reach advantage.
Edwards' experience as a professional fighter is currently relatively equal to Makhachev's, having had 2 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2011, 10 months later than Makhachev, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He has fought 18 more professional rounds, 72 to Makhachev's 54.
Edwards vs Makhachev 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 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 won against 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 defeated 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.
Makhachev has won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight, he won against Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 294 on 21st October 2023 by knockout in the 1st round in their UFC Lightweight championship fight at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Previous to that, he had won against Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 284 on 11th February 2023 by unanimous decision in their UFC Lightweight championship fight at RAC Arena, Perth, Western Australia.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Charles Oliveira at UFC 280 on 22nd October 2022 by submission in the 2nd round in their UFC Lightweight championship fight at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Before that, he had beat Bobby Green at UFC Fight Night on 26th February 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
He had won against Dan Hooker at UFC 267 on 30th October 2021 by submission in the 1st round.
In terms of recent activity, Islam Makhachev has been fighting more than Leon Edwards.
Leon Edwards last fought 8 months and 16 days ago, while Islam Makhachev's last outing was 1 month and 13 days ago.
Edwards' last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 4 months and 14 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 10 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 22 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 4.4 rounds on average.
Makhachev's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 1 month and 4 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Edwards vs Makhachev?
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