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Conor McGregor vs Islam Makhachev preview
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 24 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 46% 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 3 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 8 less professional rounds, 45 to Makhachev's 53.
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 Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 284 on 11th February 2023 by unanimous decision in their UFC Lightweight championship fight at RAC Arena, Perth, Western Australia.
Previous to that, he had 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.
Going into that contest, he had beat Bobby Green at UFC Fight Night on 26th February 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Before that, he had defeated Dan Hooker at UFC 267 on 30th October 2021 by submission in the 1st round.
He had won against Thiago Moises at UFC Vegas 31 on 17th July 2021 by submission in the 4th round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
McGregor's last 4 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 7 months and 26 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 1 year and 2 months. 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, 10 months and 15 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 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 McGregor vs Makhachev?
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