Autumn/Fall 2024
Potentially

Potential contest
5 rounds contest @ Lightweight
25-1-0
15-0-0

Belts on The Line

UFC Lightweight

The tape

32
Age
27
5' 10" / 178 cm
Height
5' 7" / 170 cm
70.5" / 179 cm
Reach
68.9" / 175 cm

Full record

KO 1UD 5SUB 2KO 1SUB 1
Form
KO 2UD 5SUB 2KO 2KO 1
25
Wins
15
5
By KO
5
20
KO%
33
11
By Sub
8
44
SUB%
53
1
Losses
0
1
Stopped
0
0
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2010
Debut
2015
26
Bouts
15
54
Rounds
25
3 hours, 53 minutes
Fight Time
1 hours, 34 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 Ilia Topuria preview

When is Makhachev vs Topuria?

Islam Makhachev could set to fight Ilia Topuria, in Autumn/Fall 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 Topuria 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.

Ilia Topuria would make his way to the cage with an unblemished record of 15 wins, 0 losses, and 0 draws, 5 of those wins coming by knock out and 8 by submission.

The stats suggest Topuria would have an advantage in power over Makhachev, with a 33% knock out percentage over Makhachev's 20%.

If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Topuria would have a slight advantage over Makhachev, with a 53% submission rate over Makhachev's 44%.

Islam Makhachev is the older man by 5 years, at 32 years old.

Makhachev has a height advantage of 3 inches over Topuria. This also extends to a 1-inch reach advantage.

Makhachev is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 11 more fights, and made his debut in 2010, 4 years and 8 months earlier than Topuria, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He has fought 29 more professional rounds, 54 to Topuria's 25.

Makhachev vs Topuria 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.

Topuria remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 3 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he defeated Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 298 on 17th February 2024 by knockout in the 2nd round in their UFC Featherweight championship fight at Honda Center, Anaheim, United States.

Previous to that, he had defeated Josh Emmett at UFC Fight Night – Emmett vs. Topuria on 24th June 2023 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at : VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville.

Going into that contest, he was victorious against Bryce Mitchell at UFC 282 on 10th December 2022 by submission in the 2nd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Before that, he had won against Jai Herbert at UFC Fight Night London on 19th March 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at 02 Arena, London, United Kingdom.

He had beaten Ryan Hall at UFC 264 on 10th July 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Islam Makhachev has been fighting more than Ilia Topuria.

Islam Makhachev last fought 5 months and 28 days ago, while Ilia Topuria's last outing was 2 months and 1 day ago.

Makhachev'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.

Topuria's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 9 months and 8 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.4 rounds on average.

What are the odds on Makhachev vs Topuria?

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