Spring 2022
Potentially

Potential contest
5 rounds contest @ Lightweight
23-4-0
23-1-0

Belts on The Line

UFC Lightweight

The tape

34
Age
31
5' 11" / 181 cm
Height
5' 10" / 178 cm
70.1" / 178 cm
Reach
70.5" / 179 cm

Full record

SUB 1UD 3SUB 2KO 5KO 1
Form
SUB 2KO 1SUB 1SUB 4SUB 3
23
Wins
23
19
By KO
4
83
KO%
17
1
By Sub
11
4
SUB%
48
4
Losses
1
2
Stopped
1
2
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2011
Debut
2010
27
Bouts
24
56
Rounds
48
3 hours, 43 minutes
Fight Time
3 hours, 25 minutes

Current rankings @ Lightweight

3
UFC
-
-
Bellator
-
5
Tapology
1

Justin Gaethje vs Islam Makhachev preview

When is Gaethje vs Makhachev?

Justin Gaethje could potentially face Islam Makhachev, in Spring 2022.

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 Makhachev stats

Justin Gaethje would step into the octagon with a record of 23 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, 19 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.

Islam Makhachev would make his way to the cage with a record of 23 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 4 of those wins by knock out and 11 by submission.

The stats suggest Gaethje would have a massive power advantage over Makhachev, boasting at 83% knock out percentage over Makhachev's 17%.

If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Makhachev would have a massive advantage over Gaethje, boosting at 48% submission rate over Gaethje's 4%.

Justin Gaethje is the older man by 3 years, at 34 years old.

Gaethje has a height advantage of 1 inch over Makhachev. Despite this, both fighters have equal reach.

Gaethje is currently arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 3 more fights, and made his debut in 2011, 1 year later than Makhachev, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He has fought 8 more professional rounds, 56 to Makhachev's 48.

Gaethje vs Makhachev form

Gaethje has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges once.

In his last fight, he lost to Charles Oliveira at UFC 274 on 7th May 2022 by in the 1st round in their UFC Lightweight championship fight at Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Previous to that, he had defeated 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.

Going into that contest, he had been beaten by 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.

Before 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.

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.

Makhachev has won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 4 times.

In his last fight, he beat 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.

Previous to 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.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Dan Hooker at UFC 267 on 30th October 2021 by submission in the 1st round.

Before that, he had won against Thiago Moises at UFC Vegas 31 on 17th July 2021 by submission in the 4th round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.

He had defeated Drew Dober at UFC 259 on 6th March 2021 by submission in the 3rd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Islam Makhachev has been fighting more than Justin Gaethje.

Justin Gaethje last fought 6 months and 22 days ago, while Islam Makhachev's last outing was 1 month and 7 days ago.

Gaethje's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 2 months and 15 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.4 rounds on average.

Makhachev's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 8 months and 23 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.2 rounds on average.

What are the odds on Gaethje vs Makhachev?

Sorry, we couldn’t find any odds for Gaethje 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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