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Current rankings @ Lightweight
When is Gaethje vs Chandler?
Justin Gaethje will take on Michael Chandler, during the main card of UFC 268, on Saturday 6th November 2021 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
The fight will be contested over 3 rounds in the Lightweight division, which means the weight limit will be 155 pounds (11.1 stone or 70.3 KG).
Gaethje vs Chandler stats
Justin Gaethje steps into the ring with a record of 22 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 19 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Michael Chandler will make his way to the ring with a record of 22 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, with 10 of those wins by knock out and 7 by submission.
The stats suggest Gaethje has a massive power advantage over Chandler, boasting at 86% knock out percentage over Chandler's 45%.
Justin Gaethje is the younger man by 3 years, at 32 years old.
Gaethje has a height advantage of 3 inches over Chandler. This also extends to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Gaethje is the less experienced professional fighter, having had 3 less fights, and made his debut in 2011, 2 year later than Chandler, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He has fought 8 less professional rounds, 52 to Chandler's 60.
Gaethje vs Chandler form
Justin Gaethje has stopped 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he lost to Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 254 on 24th October 2020 by in the 2nd round in their UFC Lightweight championship fight at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Previous to that, he had beat Tony Ferguson at UFC 249 on 9th May 2020 by knockout in the 5th round at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, United States.
Going into that contest, he had won against Donald Cerrone at UFC on ESPN+ 16 on 14th September 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Rogers Arena, Vancouver, Canada.
Before that, he had beat Edson Barboza at UFC on ESPN 2 on 30th March 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, United States.
He had defeated James Vick at UFC Fight Night 135 on 25th August 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at Pinnacle Bank Arena, Lincoln.
Michael Chandler has stopped 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he 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, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Dan Hooker at UFC 257 on 23rd January 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Benson Henderson at Bellator 243 on 7th August 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, United States.
Before that, he had beat Sidney Outlaw at Bellator 237 on 28th December 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan.
He had been beaten by Patricio Pitbull at Bellator 221 on 11th May 2019 by knockout in the 1st round in their Bellator Lightweight championship fight at Allstate Arena, Rosemont, United States.
In terms of recent activity, Michael Chandler has been fighting more than Justin Gaethje.
Justin Gaethje last fought 11 months and 20 days ago, while Michael Chandler's last outing was 4 months and 29 days ago.
Gaethje's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 1 month and 19 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2 rounds on average.
Chandler's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 5 months and 3 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 1.2 rounds on average.
Gaethje vs Chandler US streams
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