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Dan Ige vs Ilia Topuria preview
When is Ige vs Topuria?
Dan Ige could potentially take on Ilia Topuria, in January 2022.
The fight would be scheduled for 5 rounds in the Featherweight division, which means the weight limit would be 145 pounds (10.4 stone or 65.8 KG).
Ige vs Topuria stats
Dan Ige would step into the octagon with a record of 16 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, 5 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 5 by submission.
Ilia Topuria would make his way to the cage with an unblemished record of 12 wins and 0 draws, with 4 of those by knock out and 7 by submission.
The stats suggest Topuria would have a slight advantage in power over Ige, with a 33% knock out percentage over Ige's 31%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Topuria would have a large advantage over Ige, boosting at 58% submission rate over Ige's 31%.
Dan Ige is the older man by 5 years, at 31 years old.
Ige has 2-inch reach advantage.
Ige is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 10 more fights, and made his debut in 2014, 9 months earlier than Topuria, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He has fought 40 more professional rounds, 56 to Topuria's 16.
Ige vs Topuria form
Dan Ige has stopped 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he defeated Damon Jackson at UFC Fight Night: Gastelum vs. Imavov on 14th January 2023 by knockout in the 2nd round in the United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Movsar Evloev at UFC Fight Night: Volkov vs. Rozenstruik on 4th June 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Josh Emmett at UFC 269 on 11th December 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had been beaten by Chan Sung Jung at UFC Vegas 29 on 19th June 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest.
He had defeated Gavin Tucker at UFC Vegas 21 on 13th March 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Topuria remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he beat Bryce Mitchell at UFC 282 on 10th December 2022 by submission in the 2nd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Jai Herbert at UFC Fight Night London on 19th March 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at 02 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Going into that contest, he had won against Ryan Hall at UFC 264 on 10th July 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Before that, he had beat Youssef Zalal at UFC Fight Island 5 on 10th October 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
He had defeated Brian Bouland at Cage Warriors 94 on 16th June 2018 by submission in the 1st round in their Cage Warriors Bantamweight championship fight at Lotto Arena, Antwerp, Belgium.
In terms of recent activity, Dan Ige has been fighting more than Ilia Topuria.
Dan Ige last fought 2 months and 17 days ago, while Ilia Topuria's last outing was 3 months and 21 days ago.
Ige's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years and 18 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.8 rounds on average.
Topuria's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 9 months and 15 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 11 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 1.8 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Ige vs Topuria?
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