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Rory MacDonald vs Magomed Umalatov preview
When is MacDonald vs Umalatov?
Rory MacDonald could potentially face the challenge of Magomed Umalatov, in Autumn/Fall 2022.
The fight would be contested over 3 rounds in the Welterweight division, which means the weight limit would be 170 pounds (12.1 stone or 77.1 KG).
MacDonald vs Umalatov stats
Rory MacDonald would step into the octagon with a record of 23 wins, 10 loses and 1 draw, 7 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 9 by submission.
Magomed Umalatov would make his way to the cage with an unblemished record of 12 wins and 0 draws, with 10 of those by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggest Umalatov would have a massive power advantage over MacDonald, boosting at 83% knock out percentage over MacDonald's 30%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest MacDonald would have a massive advantage over Umalatov, boasting at 39% submission rate over Umalatov's 8%.
Rory MacDonald is the older man by 33 years, at 33 years old.
Umalatov has a height advantage of 1 inch over MacDonald. Despite this, he has 1-inch reach advantage.
MacDonald is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 22 more fights, and made his debut in 2005, 9 years and 6 months earlier than Umalatov, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He has fought 70 more professional rounds, 88 to Umalatov's 18.
MacDonald vs Umalatov form
Rory MacDonald has beaten 1 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he lost to Dilano Taylor at PFL 2022 #8 on 13th August 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at Cardiff Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Sadibou Sy at PFL 2022 #6 on 1st July 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Overtime Elite Arena, Atlanta, United States.
Going into that contest, he had beat Brett Cooper at PFL 2022 #3 on 6th May 2022 by unanimous decision in the 1st round at Esports Stadium Arlington, Arlington.
Before that, he had lost to Ray Cooper at PFL 2021 #7 on 13th August 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood.
He had been beaten by Gleison Tibau at PFL 2021 #5 on 17th June 2021 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Ocean Casino Resort, Atlantic City.
MacDonald's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 9 months and 14 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.2 rounds on average.
Umalatov's last 3 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 10 months and 25 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 19 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2 rounds on average.
What are the odds on MacDonald vs Umalatov?
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