Current rankings @ Lightweight
When is Gaethje vs Dawson?
Justin Gaethje could potentially take on Grant Dawson, in Summer 2024.
The fight would be scheduled for 5 rounds in the Lightweight division, which means the weight limit would be 155 pounds (11.1 stone or 70.3 KG).
Gaethje vs Dawson stats
Justin Gaethje would step into the octagon with a record of 25 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, 20 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Grant Dawson would make his way to the cage with a record of 20 wins, 2 loses and 1 draw, with 4 of those wins by knock out and 13 by submission.
The stats suggest Gaethje would have a massive power advantage over Dawson, boasting at 80% knock out percentage over Dawson's 20%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Dawson would have a massive advantage over Gaethje, boosting at 65% submission rate over Gaethje's 4%.
Justin Gaethje is the older man by 6 years, at 35 years old.
Gaethje has a height advantage of 1 inch over Dawson. Despite this, Dawson has 2-inch reach advantage.
Gaethje is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 6 more fights, and made his debut in 2011, 3 years earlier than Dawson, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He has fought 17 more professional rounds, 61 to Dawson's 44.
Gaethje vs Dawson form
Gaethje has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges twice.
In his last fight, he defeated Dustin Poirier at UFC 291 on 29th July 2023 by knockout in the 2nd round at Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Rafael Fiziev at UFC 286 on 18th March 2023 by majority decision in their 3 round contest at o2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Charles Oliveira at UFC 274 on 7th May 2022 by majority decision in the 1st round in their UFC Lightweight championship fight at Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Before that, he had beat Michael Chandler at UFC 268 on 6th November 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Madison Square Garden, New York City, United States.
He had lost to Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 254 on 24th October 2020 by unanimous decision in the 2nd round in their UFC Lightweight championship fight at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Grant Dawson has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he Bobby Green at UFC Fight Night – Green vs Dawson on 7th October 2023 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Damir Ismagulov at UFC Fight Night – Strickland vs. Magomedov on 1st July 2023 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC Apex, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had beat Mark O Madsen at UFC Fight Night: Mitchell vs. Evloev on 5th November 2022 by submission in the 3rd round at UFC Apex, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had defeated Jared Gordon at UFC Fight Night: Font vs. Vera on 30th April 2022 by submission in the 3rd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
He had drawn with Rick Glenn at UFC Vegas 41 on 23rd October 2021 by majority draw in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
In terms of recent activity, Grant Dawson has been fighting more than Justin Gaethje.
Justin Gaethje last fought 4 months and 1 day ago, while Grant Dawson's last outing was 1 month and 23 days ago.
Gaethje's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 1 month and 6 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.2 rounds on average.
Dawson's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 1 month and 7 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.6 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Gaethje vs Dawson?
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