Autumn/Fall 2024
Potentially

Potential contest
5 rounds contest @ Lightweight
25-10-0
26-1-0

Belts on The Line

UFC Lightweight

The tape

40
Age
32
5' 11" / 180 cm
Height
5' 10" / 178 cm
76" / 193 cm
Reach
70.5" / 179 cm

Full record

UD 3SUB 3SUB 4KO 2UD 3
Form
SUB 5KO 1UD 5SUB 2KO 1
25
Wins
26
12
By KO
5
48
KO%
19
8
By Sub
12
32
SUB%
46
10
Losses
1
2
Stopped
1
3
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2008
Debut
2010
35
Bouts
27
81
Rounds
59
5 hours, 52 minutes
Fight Time
4 hours, 16 minutes

Current rankings @ Lightweight

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Tony Ferguson vs Islam Makhachev preview

When is Ferguson vs Makhachev?

Tony Ferguson could potentially take on Islam Makhachev, in Autumn/Fall 2024.

The fight would be contested over 5 rounds in the Lightweight division, which means the weight limit would be 155 pounds (11.1 stone or 70.3 KG).

Ferguson vs Makhachev stats

Tony Ferguson would step into the octagon with a record of 25 wins, 10 losses and 0 draws, 12 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 8 by submission.

Islam Makhachev would make his way to the cage with a record of 26 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 5 of those wins coming by knock out and 12 by submission.

The stats suggest Ferguson would have a large advantage in power over Makhachev, boasting a 48% knock out percentage over Makhachev's 19%.

If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Makhachev would have an advantage over Ferguson, with a 46% submission rate over Ferguson's 32%.

Tony Ferguson is the older man by 8 years, at 40 years old.

Ferguson has a height advantage of 1 inch over Makhachev. This also extends to a 6-inch reach advantage.

Ferguson is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 8 more fights, and made his debut in 2008, 2 years and 3 months earlier than Makhachev, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He has fought 22 more professional rounds, 81 to Makhachev's 59.

Ferguson vs Makhachev form

Ferguson has lost to all of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he lost to Paddy Pimblett at UFC 296 on 16th December 2023 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by Bobby Green at UFC 291 on 29th July 2023 by submission in the 3rd round at Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City.

Going into that contest, he had been defeated by Nate Diaz at UFC 279 on 10th September 2022 by submission in the 4th round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Before that, he had lost to Michael Chandler at UFC 274 on 7th May 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

He had been beaten by Beneil Dariush at UFC 262 on 15th May 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Toyota Center, Houston, United States.

Makhachev has won all 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2opponents and going the distance 3 times.

In his last fight, he won against Dustin Poirier at UFC 302 on 1st June 2024 by submission in the 5th round in their UFC Lightweight championship fight at Prudential Center, Newark, United States.

Previous to that, he had beaten 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.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 284 on 11th February 2023 by unanimous decision in their UFC Lightweight championship fight at RAC Arena, Perth, Western Australia.

Before that, he was victorious against 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.

He had won against Bobby Green at UFC Fight Night on 26th February 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Islam Makhachev has been fighting more than Tony Ferguson.

Tony Ferguson last fought 6 months and 8 days ago, while Islam Makhachev's last outing was 23 days ago.

Ferguson's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 1 month and 9 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3 rounds on average.

Makhachev's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 3 months and 29 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.8 rounds on average.

What are the odds on Ferguson vs Makhachev?

Sorry, we couldn’t find any odds for Ferguson vs Makhachev yet. If a contest doesn’t have odds initially after it is announced, bookmakers usually release them closer to the day of the fight.

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