Summer 2023
Potentially

Potential contest
5 rounds contest @ Lightweight
23-1-0
17-4-0

Belts on The Line

UFC Lightweight
ONE Lightweight

The tape

31
Age
24
5' 10" / 178 cm
Height
5' 10" / 178 cm
70.5" / 179 cm
Reach
N/A

Full record

SUB 2KO 1SUB 1SUB 4SUB 3
Form
KO 4KO 2UD 5KO 1KO 1
23
Wins
17
4
By KO
12
17
KO%
71
11
By Sub
4
48
SUB%
24
1
Losses
4
1
Stopped
0
0
Tapped
1
0
Draws
0
2010
Debut
2015
24
Bouts
21
48
Rounds
39
3 hours, 25 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 2023.

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 23 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 4 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 loses and 0 draws, with 12 of those wins by knock out and 4 by submission.

The stats suggest Lee would have a massive power advantage over Makhachev, boosting at 71% knock out percentage over Makhachev's 17%.

If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Makhachev would have a large advantage over Lee, boasting at 48% submission rate over Lee's 24%.

Islam Makhachev is the older man by 7 years, at 31 years old.

Makhachev is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 3 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 9 more professional rounds, 48 to Lee's 39.

Makhachev vs Lee form

Makhachev has won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges 4 times.

In his last fight, he defeated Charles Oliveira at UFC 280 on 22nd October 2022 by in the 2nd round in their UFC Lightweight championship fight at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Previous to that, he had defeated Bobby Green at UFC Fight Night on 26th February 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.

Going into that contest, he had beat Dan Hooker at UFC 267 on 30th October 2021 by knockout in the 1st round.

Before that, he had won against Thiago Moises at UFC Vegas 31 on 17th July 2021 by knockout in the 4th round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.

He had beat Drew Dober at UFC 259 on 6th March 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

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 been beaten by 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 had won 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 defeated 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 1 month and 2 days ago, while Christian Lee's last outing was 6 days ago.

Makhachev's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 8 months and 18 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 5 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.2 rounds on average.

Lee's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years and 25 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months. 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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