Autumn/Fall 2024
Potentially

Potential contest
5 rounds contest @ Lightweight
25-1-0
32-16-0

Belts on The Line

UFC Lightweight

The tape

32
Age
39
5' 10" / 178 cm
Height
5' 8" / 173 cm
70.5" / 179 cm
Reach
70.1" / 178 cm

Full record

KO 1UD 5SUB 2KO 1SUB 1
Form
UD 3UD 5SUB 2KO 5UD 5
25
Wins
32
5
By KO
5
20
KO%
16
11
By Sub
11
44
SUB%
34
1
Losses
16
1
Stopped
4
0
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2010
Debut
2004
26
Bouts
48
54
Rounds
139
3 hours, 53 minutes
Fight Time
10 hours, 48 minutes

Current rankings @ Lightweight

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UFC
14
-
Bellator
-
1
Tapology
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Islam Makhachev vs Rafael dos Anjos preview

When is Makhachev vs Anjos?

Islam Makhachev could potentially face the challenge of Rafael dos Anjos, in Autumn/Fall 2024.

The fight would be contested over 5 rounds in the Lightweight division, which means the weight limit would be 155 pounds (11.1 stone or 70.3 KG).

Makhachev vs Anjos stats

Islam Makhachev would step into the octagon with a record of 25 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 5 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 11 by submission.

Rafael dos Anjos would make his way to the cage with a record of 32 wins, 16 losses and 0 draws, 5 of those wins coming by knock out and 11 by submission.

The stats suggest Makhachev would have a slight advantage in power over Anjos, with a 20% knock out percentage over Anjos' 16%.

If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Makhachev would have a slight advantage over Anjos, with a 44% submission rate over Anjos' 34%.

Islam Makhachev is the younger man by 7 years, at 32 years old.

Makhachev has a height advantage of 2 inches over Anjos. Despite this, both fighters have a equal reach.

Makhachev is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 22 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2010, 5 years and 10 months later than Anjos, whose first professional fight was in 2004. He has fought 85 less professional rounds, 54 to Anjos' 139.

Makhachev vs Anjos form

Makhachev has won all 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 opponents and going to the judges 3 times.

In his last fight, he won against Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 294 on 21st October 2023 by knockout in the 1st round in their UFC Lightweight championship fight at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Previous to that, he had beaten Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 284 on 11th February 2023 by unanimous decision in their UFC Lightweight championship fight at RAC Arena, Perth, Western Australia.

Going into that contest, he had defeated 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.

Before that, he was victorious against Bobby Green at UFC Fight Night on 26th February 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.

He had won against Dan Hooker at UFC 267 on 30th October 2021 by submission in the 1st round.

Rafael dos Anjos has beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he lost to Mateusz Gamrot at UFC 299 on 9th March 2024 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Kaseya Center, Miami, United States.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by Vicente Luque at UFC Fight Night – Luque vs Dos Anjos on 12th August 2023 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC Apex, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had beaten Bryan Barberena at UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Holland on 3rd December 2022 by submission in the 2nd round at Amway Center, Orlando.

Before that, he had been defeated by Rafael Fiziev at UFC Fight Night: Dos Anjos vs. Fiziev on 9th July 2022 by knockout in the 5th round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

He had defeated Renato Moicano at UFC 272 on 5th March 2022 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Rafael dos Anjos has been fighting more than Islam Makhachev.

Islam Makhachev last fought 7 months and 4 days ago, while Rafael dos Anjos' last outing was 2 months and 16 days ago.

Makhachev's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 6 months and 25 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2 rounds on average.

Anjos' last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 2 months and 20 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 20 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 4 rounds on average.

What are the odds on Makhachev vs Anjos?

Sorry, we couldn’t find any odds for Makhachev vs Anjos 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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