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When is Gaethje vs Saint-Denis?
Justin Gaethje could set to fight Benoit Saint-Denis, 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 Saint-Denis 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.
Benoit Saint-Denis would make his way to the cage with a record of 13 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 4 of those wins by knock out and 9 by submission.
The stats suggest Gaethje would have a massive power advantage over Saint-Denis, boasting at 80% knock out percentage over Saint-Denis' 31%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Saint-Denis would have a massive advantage over Gaethje, boosting at 69% submission rate over Gaethje's 4%.
Justin Gaethje is the older man by 8 years, at 35 years old.
Gaethje is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 15 more fights, and made his debut in 2011, 7 years and 5 months earlier than Saint-Denis, whose first professional fight was in 2019. He has fought 36 more professional rounds, 61 to Saint-Denis' 25.
Gaethje vs Saint-Denis 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.
Saint-Denis has won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 3 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight, he won against Matt Frevola at UFC 295 on 11th November 2023 by knockout in the 1st round at Madison Square Garden, New York City, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Thiago Moises at UFC Fight Night Paris – Gane vs. Spivac on 2nd September 2023 by knockout in the 2nd round at Accor Arena, Paris, France.
Going into that contest, he had beat Ismael Bonfim at UFC Fight Night – Strickland vs. Magomedov on 1st July 2023 by submission in the 1st round at UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States.
Before that, he had defeated Gabriel Miranda at UFC Fight Night Paris on 3rd September 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at Accor Arena, Paris, France.
He had won against Niklas Stolze at UFC Fight Night: Volkov vs. Rozenstruik on 4th June 2022 by submission in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
In terms of recent activity, Benoit Saint-Denis has been fighting more than Justin Gaethje.
Justin Gaethje last fought 4 months and 4 days ago, while Benoit Saint-Denis' last outing was 22 days ago.
Gaethje'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 11 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.2 rounds on average.
Saint-Denis' last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 5 months and 29 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 3 months and 19 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 1.6 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Gaethje vs Saint-Denis?
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