Summer 2024
Potentially

Potential contest
5 rounds contest @ Lightweight
25-1-0
17-4-0

Belts on The Line

UFC Lightweight
ONE Lightweight

The tape

32
Age
25
5' 10" / 178 cm
Height
5' 10" / 178 cm
70.5" / 179 cm
Reach
N/A

Full record

KO 1UD 5SUB 2KO 1SUB 1
Form
KO 4KO 2UD 5KO 1KO 1
25
Wins
17
5
By KO
12
20
KO%
71
11
By Sub
4
44
SUB%
24
1
Losses
4
1
Stopped
0
0
Tapped
1
0
Draws
0
2010
Debut
2015
26
Bouts
21
54
Rounds
39
3 hours, 53 minutes
Fight Time
2 hours, 32 minutes

Current rankings @ Lightweight

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UFC
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Bellator
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1
Tapology
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Islam Makhachev vs Christian Lee preview

When is Makhachev vs Lee?

Islam Makhachev could potentially take on Christian Lee, 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).

Makhachev vs Lee 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.

Christian Lee would make his way to the cage with a record of 17 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, 12 of those wins coming by knock out and 4 by submission.

The stats suggest Lee would have a massive power advantage over Makhachev, boasting a 71% knock out percentage over Makhachev's 20%.

If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Makhachev would have an advantage over Lee, with a 44% submission rate over Lee's 24%.

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

Makhachev is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 5 more fights, and made his debut in 2010, 5 years and 4 months earlier than Lee, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He has fought 15 more professional rounds, 54 to Lee's 39.

Makhachev vs Lee 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.

Christian Lee has stopped 4 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he defeated Kiamrian Abbasov at ONE on Prime Video 4 on 18th November 2022 by knockout in the 4th round in their ONE Welterweight championship fight at Singapore Indoor Stadium, Singapore, Singapore.

Previous to that, he had defeated Rae Yoon Ok at ONE Championship 160 on 26th August 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round in their ONE Lightweight championship fight at Singapore Indoor Stadium.

Going into that contest, he had lost to Rae Yoon Ok at ONE Championship – 10 Year Anniversary 2 on 24th September 2021 by unanimous decision in their ONE Lightweight championship fight at Singapore Indoor Stadium.

Before that, he was victorious against Timofey Nastyukhin at ONE on TNT 2 on 14th April 2021 by knockout in the 1st round in their ONE Lightweight championship fight at Singapore Indoor Stadium.

He had won against Iuri Lapicus at ONE Championship – Inside the Matrix on 30th October 2020 by knockout in the 1st round in their ONE Lightweight championship fight at Singapore Indoor Stadium.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Islam Makhachev has been fighting more than Christian Lee.

Islam Makhachev last fought 6 months and 26 days ago, while Christian Lee's last outing was 1 year, 5 months and 29 days ago.

Makhachev's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 6 months and 17 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 5 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2 rounds on average.

Lee's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 6 months and 17 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.6 rounds on average.

What are the odds on Makhachev vs Lee?

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