Belts on The Line
Current rankings @ Lightweight
When is McGregor vs Makhachev?
Conor McGregor could potentially face the challenge of Islam Makhachev, in Late 2021.
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).
McGregor vs Makhachev stats
Conor McGregor would step into the octagon with a record of 22 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, 19 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Islam Makhachev would make his way to the cage with a record of 23 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 4 of those wins by knock out and 11 by submission.
The stats suggest McGregor would have a massive power advantage over Makhachev, boasting at 86% knock out percentage over Makhachev's 17%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Makhachev would have a massive advantage over McGregor, boosting at 48% submission rate over McGregor's 5%.
Conor McGregor is the older man by 3 years, at 34 years old.
Makhachev has a height advantage of 1 inch over McGregor. Despite this, he has 4-inch reach advantage.
McGregor is currently arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 4 more fights, and made his debut in 2008, 2 years and 4 months earlier than Makhachev, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He has fought 3 less professional rounds, 45 to Makhachev's 48.
McGregor vs Makhachev form
Makhachev has won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 4 times.
In his last fight, he won against 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.
Previous to that, he had won against 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 submission in the 1st round.
Before that, he had defeated Thiago Moises at UFC Vegas 31 on 17th July 2021 by submission in the 4th round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
He had won against Drew Dober at UFC 259 on 6th March 2021 by submission in the 3rd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
McGregor's last 4 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 1 month and 27 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 1 year and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2 rounds on average.
Makhachev's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 8 months and 27 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 7 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.2 rounds on average.
What are the odds on McGregor vs Makhachev?
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