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Nick Diaz vs Khamzat Chimaev preview
When is Nick Diaz vs Chimaev?
Nick Diaz could potentially face the challenge of Khamzat Chimaev, in Spring 2022.
The fight would be contested over 5 rounds in the Welterweight division, which means the weight limit would be 170 pounds (12.1 stone or 77.1 KG).
Nick Diaz vs Chimaev stats
Nick Diaz would step into the octagon with a record of 26 wins, 10 loses and 0 draws, 13 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 8 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 that Diaz and Chimaev have similar power, both with a 50% knock out percentage.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Chimaev would have an advantage over Diaz, with a 42% submission rate over Diaz's 31%.
Nick Diaz is the older man by 11 years, at 39 years old.
Chimaev has a height advantage of 2 inches over Diaz. Despite this, he has 1-inch reach advantage.
Diaz is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 24 more fights, and made his debut in 2001, 16 years and 8 months earlier than Chimaev, whose first professional fight was in 2018. He has fought 73 more professional rounds, 90 to Chimaev's 17.
Nick Diaz vs Chimaev form
Chimaev remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he beat 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 beat 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 won against 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 defeated 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.
Chimaev's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 7 months and 26 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 Nick Diaz vs Chimaev?
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