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Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Charles Oliveira preview
When is Nurmagomedov vs Oliveira?
Khabib Nurmagomedov could potentially face the challenge of Charles Oliveira, in Late 2022.
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).
Nurmagomedov vs Oliveira stats
Khabib Nurmagomedov would step into the octagon with an undefeated record of 29 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 8 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 11 by submission.
Charles Oliveira would make his way to the cage with a record of 33 wins, 9 loses and 0 draws, with 9 of those wins by knock out and 21 by submission.
The stats suggest Nurmagomedov would have a slight advantage in power over Oliveira, with a 28% knock out percentage over Oliveira's 27%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Oliveira would have a large advantage over Nurmagomedov, boosting at 64% submission rate over Nurmagomedov's 38%.
Khabib Nurmagomedov is the older man by 1 year, at 34 years old.
Oliveira has 4-inch reach advantage.
Nurmagomedov is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 13 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2008, 5 months later than Oliveira, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He has fought 15 less professional rounds, 60 to Oliveira's 75.
Nurmagomedov vs Oliveira form
Nurmagomedov remains undefeated as a professional.
In his last fight, he won against Justin Gaethje at UFC 254 on 24th October 2020 by in the 2nd round in their UFC Lightweight championship fight at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Previous to that, he had won against Dustin Poirier at UFC 242 on 7th September 2019 by in the 3rd round in their UFC Lightweight championship fight at du Arena, Abu Dhabi.
Going into that contest, he had beat Conor McGregor at UFC 229 on 6th October 2018 by in the 4th round in their UFC Lightweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Before that, he had defeated Al Iaquinta at UFC 223 on 7th April 2018 by unanimous decision in their UFC Lightweight championship fight at Barclays Center, Brooklyn.
He had won against Edson Barboza at UFC 219 on 30th December 2017 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Oliveira has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight, he Islam Makhachev 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 defeated Justin Gaethje at UFC 274 on 7th May 2022 by submission in the 1st round in their UFC Lightweight championship fight at Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Going into that contest, he had beat Dustin Poirier at UFC 269 on 11th December 2021 by submission in the 3rd round in their UFC Lightweight championship fight at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Before that, he had won against Michael Chandler at UFC 262 on 15th May 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round in their UFC Lightweight championship fight at Toyota Center, Houston.
He had beat Tony Ferguson at UFC 256 on 12th December 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
In terms of recent activity, Charles Oliveira has been fighting more than Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Khabib Nurmagomedov last fought 2 years, 4 months and 26 days ago, while Charles Oliveira's last outing was 5 months ago.
Nurmagomedov's last 5 fights have come over a period of 5 years, 2 months and 20 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 1 year and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 17 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.4 rounds on average.
Oliveira's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 3 months and 10 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 15 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 Nurmagomedov vs Oliveira?
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