Late 2024
Potentially

Potential contest
5 rounds contest @ Lightweight
25-1-0
34-10-0

Belts on The Line

UFC Lightweight Championship

The tape

32
Age
34
5' 10" / 178 cm
Height
5' 10" / 178 cm
70.5" / 179 cm
Reach
74" / 188 cm

Full record

KO 1UD 5SUB 2KO 1SUB 1
Form
SD 3KO 1SUB 2SUB 1SUB 3
25
Wins
34
5
By KO
10
20
KO%
29
11
By Sub
21
44
SUB%
62
1
Losses
10
1
Stopped
4
0
Tapped
4
0
Draws
0
2010
Debut
2008
26
Bouts
45
54
Rounds
79
3 hours, 53 minutes
Fight Time
4 hours, 36 minutes

Current rankings @ Lightweight

-
UFC
2
-
Bellator
-
1
Tapology
2

Islam Makhachev vs Charles Oliveira preview

When is Makhachev vs Oliveira II?

Islam Makhachev could potentially fight Charles Oliveira, in Late 2024.

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

The contest would be for the UFC Lightweight championship.

Makhachev vs Oliveira II 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.

Charles Oliveira would make his way to the cage with a record of 34 wins, 10 losses and 0 draws, 10 of those wins coming by knock out and 21 by submission.

The stats suggest Oliveira would have a slight advantage in power over Makhachev, with a 29% knock out percentage over Makhachev's 20%.

If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Oliveira would have an advantage over Makhachev, with a 62% submission rate over Makhachev's 44%.

Islam Makhachev is the younger man by 2 years, at 32 years old.

Oliveira has a 4-inch reach advantage.

Makhachev is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 18 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2010, 2 years and 4 months later than Oliveira, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He has fought 25 less professional rounds, 54 to Oliveira's 79.

Makhachev vs Oliveira II 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.

Oliveira has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight, he lost to Arman Tsarukyan at UFC 300 on 13th April 2024 by split decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had beaten Beneil Dariush at UFC 289 on 10th June 2023 by knockout in the 1st round at Rogers Arena, Vancouver, Canada.

Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Islam Makhachev 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 had defeated Justin Gaethje at UFC 274 on 7th May 2022 by submission in the 1st round in their UFC Lightweight championship fight at Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

He was victorious against Dustin Poirier at UFC 269 on 11th December 2021 by submission in the 3rd round in their UFC Lightweight championship fight at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Charles Oliveira has been fighting more than Islam Makhachev.

Islam Makhachev last fought 7 months and 9 days ago, while Charles Oliveira's last outing was 1 month and 17 days ago.

Makhachev's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years and 7 months, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 7 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2 rounds on average.

Oliveira's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 5 months and 19 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2 rounds on average.

What are the odds on Makhachev vs Oliveira II?

Islam Makhachev is currently 4/9 (-230) to win the bout outright, while you can get 8/5 (+160) on Charles Oliveira if you fancy the small upset.

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