Early 2025
Potentially

Potential contest
5 rounds contest @ Lightweight
18-0-0
24-3-0

Belts on The Line

Bellator Lightweight Championship

The tape

26
Age
31
5' 11" / 180 cm
Height
5' 9" / 176 cm
72" / 183 cm
Reach
N/A

Full record

UD 5SUB 1UD 5SUB 1SUB 1
Form
UD 5KO 3KO 2UD 3UD 3
18
Wins
24
8
By KO
12
44
KO%
50
6
By Sub
7
33
SUB%
29
0
Losses
3
0
Stopped
0
0
Tapped
1
0
Draws
0
2017
Debut
2010
18
Bouts
27
33
Rounds
51
2 hours, 18 minutes
Fight Time
3 hours, 7 minutes

Current rankings @ Lightweight

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UFC
-
-
Bellator
1
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Tapology
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Usman Nurmagomedov vs Alexander Shabliy preview

When is Nurmagomedov vs Shabliy?

Usman Nurmagomedov could potentially face the challenge of Alexander Shabliy, in Early 2025.

The fight would be contested over 5 rounds in the Lightweight division, which means the weight limit would be 155 pounds (11.1 stone or 70.3 KG).

The contest would be for the Bellator Lightweight championship.

Nurmagomedov vs Shabliy stats

Usman Nurmagomedov would step into the octagon with an undefeated record of 18 wins, zero losses and 0 draws, 8 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 6 by submission.

Alexander Shabliy would make his way to the cage with a record of 24 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, 12 of those wins coming by knock out and 7 by submission.

The stats suggest Shabliy would have a slight advantage in power over Nurmagomedov, with a 50% knock out percentage over Nurmagomedov's 44%.

If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Nurmagomedov would have a slight advantage over Shabliy, with a 33% submission rate over Shabliy's 29%.

Usman Nurmagomedov is the younger man by 5 years, at 26 years old.

Nurmagomedov has a height advantage of 2 inches over Shabliy.

Nurmagomedov is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 9 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2017, 6 years and 5 months later than Shabliy, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He has fought 18 less professional rounds, 33 to Shabliy's 51.

Nurmagomedov vs Shabliy form

Nurmagomedov remains undefeated as a professional.

In his last fight, he won against Brent Primus at Bellator 300 on 7th October 2023 by unanimous decision in their Bellator Lightweight championship fight at Pechanga Arena, San Diego, United States.

Previous to that, he had beaten Benson Henderson at Bellator 292 on 10th March 2023 by submission in the 1st round in their Bellator Lightweight championship fight at SAP Center, San Jose.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Patricky Pitbull at Bellator 288 on 18th November 2022 by unanimous decision in their Bellator Lightweight championship fight at Wintrust Arena, Chicago.

Before that, he was victorious against Chris Gonzalez at Bellator MMA on 22nd July 2022 by submission in the 1st round at Emerald Queen Casino and Hotel, Tacoma.

He had won against Patrik Pietila at Bellator MMA on 23rd October 2021 by submission in the 1st round at VTB Arena, Moscow, Russia.

Shabliy has won all 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2opponents and going the distance 3 times.

In his last fight, he defeated Patricky Pitbull at Bellator 301 on 17th November 2023 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at Wintrust Arena, Chicago, United States.

Previous to that, he had defeated Tofiq Musayev at Bellator 292 on 10th March 2023 by knockout in the 3rd round at SAP Center, San Jose.

Going into that contest, he was victorious against Brent Primus at Bellator 282 on 24th June 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.

Before that, he had won against Bobby King at Bellator MMA on 3rd December 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.

He had beaten Alfie Davis at Bellator 259 on 21st May 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Usman Nurmagomedov has been fighting more than Alexander Shabliy.

Usman Nurmagomedov last fought 7 months and 30 days ago, while Alexander Shabliy's last outing was 6 months and 20 days ago.

Nurmagomedov's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 7 months and 14 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.6 rounds on average.

Shabliy's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years and 16 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 16 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.2 rounds on average.

What are the odds on Nurmagomedov vs Shabliy?

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