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Brian Ortega vs Ilia Topuria preview
When is Ortega vs Topuria?
Brian Ortega could potentially face Ilia Topuria, in Summer 2023.
The fight would be scheduled for 5 rounds in the Featherweight division, which means the weight limit would be 145 pounds (10.4 stone or 65.8 KG).
Ortega vs Topuria stats
Brian Ortega would step into the octagon with a record of 15 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 3 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 7 by submission.
Ilia Topuria would make his way to the cage with an unblemished record of 12 wins and 0 draws, with 4 of those by knock out and 7 by submission.
The stats suggest Topuria would have an advantage in power over Ortega, with a 33% knock out percentage over Ortega's 20%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Topuria would have an advantage over Ortega, with a 58% submission rate over Ortega's 47%.
Brian Ortega is the older man by 6 years, at 32 years old.
Ortega has a height advantage of 1 inch over Topuria. Despite this, both fighters have equal reach.
Ortega is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 6 more fights, and made his debut in 2010, 4 years and 11 months earlier than Topuria, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He has fought 37 more professional rounds, 53 to Topuria's 16.
Ortega vs Topuria form
Ortega has beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges once.
In his last fight, he lost to Yair Rodriguez at UFC Fight Night: Ortega vs. Rodriguez on 16th July 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at UBS Arena, Long Island, New York, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 266 on 25th September 2021 by unanimous decision in their UFC Featherweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Chan Sung Jung at UFC Fight Island 6 on 17th October 2020 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Before that, he had lost to Max Holloway at UFC 231 on 8th December 2018 by knockout in the 4th round in their UFC Featherweight championship fight at Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Canada.
He had beat Frankie Edgar at UFC 222 on 3rd March 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Topuria remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he won against Bryce Mitchell at UFC 282 on 10th December 2022 by submission in the 2nd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Jai Herbert at UFC Fight Night London on 19th March 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at 02 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Going into that contest, he had beat Ryan Hall at UFC 264 on 10th July 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Before that, he had defeated Youssef Zalal at UFC Fight Island 5 on 10th October 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
He had won against Brian Bouland at Cage Warriors 94 on 16th June 2018 by submission in the 1st round in their championship fight at Lotto Arena, Antwerp, Belgium.
In terms of recent activity, Ilia Topuria has been fighting more than Brian Ortega.
Brian Ortega last fought 10 months and 15 days ago, while Ilia Topuria's last outing was 5 months and 21 days ago.
Ortega's last 5 fights have come over a period of 5 years, 2 months and 28 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 1 year and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 16 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.2 rounds on average.
Topuria's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 11 months and 15 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 11 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 1.8 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Ortega vs Topuria?
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