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Belal Muhammad vs Shavkat Rakhmonov preview
When is Muhammad vs Rakhmonov?
Belal Muhammad could potentially face the challenge of Shavkat Rakhmonov, in Autumn/Fall 2023.
The fight would take place over 5 rounds in the Muhammad vs Rakhmonov division, which means the weight limit would be pounds (0 stone or 0 KG).
Muhammad vs Rakhmonov stats
Belal Muhammad would step into the octagon with a record of 23 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 5 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Shavkat Rakhmonov would make his way to the cage with an unblemished record of 17 wins and 0 draws, with 8 of those by knock out and 9 by submission.
The stats suggest Rakhmonov would have a large advantage in power over Muhammad, boosting at 47% knock out percentage over Muhammad's 22%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Rakhmonov would have a massive advantage over Muhammad, boosting at 53% submission rate over Muhammad's 4%.
Belal Muhammad is the older man by 6 years, at 34 years old.
Rakhmonov has a height advantage of 2 inches over Muhammad. This also extends to a 6-inch reach advantage.
Muhammad is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 9 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 2 years and 1 month earlier than Rakhmonov, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He has fought 52 more professional rounds, 79 to Rakhmonov's 27.
Muhammad vs Rakhmonov form
Muhammad has won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges 4 times.
In his last fight, he won against Gilbert Burns at UFC 288 on 6th May 2023 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at Prudential Center, Newark, United States.
Previous to that, he had 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.
Going into that contest, he had beat 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.
Before that, he had defeated Stephen Thompson at UFC Fight Night on 18th December 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest.
He had won against Demian Maia at UFC 263 on 12th June 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Gila River Arena, Glendale, United States.
Muhammad's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 11 months and 18 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 18 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.6 rounds on average.
Rakhmonov's last 4 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 11 months and 4 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Muhammad vs Rakhmonov?
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