May 17 2024
Friday

Accor Arena, Paris, France

Main Event
5 rounds contest @ Lightweight
18-0-0

est. walkout:

TBC

broadcast start time:

US - TBC / UK - TBC

24-3-0

Belts on The Line

Bellator Lightweight Championship

The tape

25
Age
30
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

-
UFC
-
-
Bellator
1
-
Tapology
-

Usman Nurmagomedov vs Alexander Shabliy preview

When is Nurmagomedov vs Shabliy?

Usman Nurmagomedov will face the challenge of Alexander Shabliy in the main event of Bellator Champions Series: Paris, on Friday 17th May 2024 at Accor Arena in Paris.

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

This contest is for the Bellator lightweight championship.

Nurmagomedov vs Shabliy stats

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

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

The stats suggest Shabliy has 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 will 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 25 years old.

Nurmagomedov has a height advantage of 2 inches over Shabliy.

Nurmagomedov is the less experienced professional fighter, having had 9 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2017, 6 year 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 beat 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 beat Benson Henderson at Bellator 292 on 10th March 2023 by unanimous decision in the 1st round in their Bellator Lightweight championship fight at SAP Center, San Jose.

Going into that contest, he had won against 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 had beat Chris Gonzalez at Bellator MMA on 22nd July 2022 by unanimous decision in the 1st round at Emerald Queen Casino and Hotel, Tacoma.

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

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

In his last fight, he won against 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 won against 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 had defeated Brent Primus at Bellator 282 on 24th June 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.

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

He had won against 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 6 months and 4 days ago, while Alexander Shabliy's last outing was 4 months and 25 days ago.

Nurmagomedov's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 5 months and 19 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 29 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 2 years, 10 months and 21 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 30 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 16 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.2 rounds on average.

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