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Belal Muhammad vs Khamzat Chimaev preview
When is Muhammad vs Chimaev?
Belal Muhammad could potentially square off against Khamzat Chimaev, in Summer 2022.
The fight would take place over 5 rounds in the Welterweight division, which means the weight limit would be 170 pounds (12.1 stone or 77.1 KG).
Muhammad vs Chimaev stats
Belal Muhammad would step into the octagon with a record of 22 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 5 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Khamzat Chimaev would make his way to the cage with an unblemished record of 12 wins and 0 draws, with 6 of those by knock out and 5 by submission.
The stats suggest Chimaev would have a large advantage in power over Muhammad, boosting at 50% knock out percentage over Muhammad's 23%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Chimaev would have a massive advantage over Muhammad, boosting at 42% submission rate over Muhammad's 5%.
Belal Muhammad is the older man by 6 years, at 34 years old.
Chimaev has a height advantage of 3 inches over Muhammad. This also extends to a 4-inch reach advantage.
Muhammad is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 13 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 5 years and 9 months earlier than Chimaev, whose first professional fight was in 2018. He has fought 57 more professional rounds, 74 to Chimaev's 17.
Muhammad vs Chimaev form
Muhammad has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges 3 times.
In his last fight, he won against Sean Brady at UFC 280 on 22nd October 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Previous to that, he had won against Vicente Luque at UFC Fight Night: Luque vs. Muhammad 2 on 16th April 2022 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Going into that contest, he had beat Stephen Thompson at UFC Fight Night on 18th December 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest.
Before that, he had defeated Demian Maia at UFC 263 on 12th June 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Gila River Arena, Glendale, United States.
He had defeated Leon Edwards at UFC Vegas 21 on 13th March 2021 by unanimous decision in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Chimaev remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he won against Kevin Holland at UFC 279 on 10th September 2022 by submission in the 1st round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Gilbert Burns at UFC 273 on 9th April 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Jingliang Li at UFC 267 on 30th October 2021 by submission in the 1st round.
Before that, he had beat Gerald Meerschaert at UFC Vegas 11 on 19th September 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
He had won against Rhys McKee at UFC Fight Island 3 on 25th July 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
In terms of recent activity, Belal Muhammad has been fighting more than Khamzat Chimaev.
Belal Muhammad last fought 5 months and 2 days ago, while Khamzat Chimaev's last outing was 6 months and 14 days ago.
Muhammad's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years and 11 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3 rounds on average.
Chimaev's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 7 months and 27 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 7 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 1.4 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Muhammad vs Chimaev?
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