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Stephen Thompson vs Khamzat Chimaev preview
When is Thompson vs Chimaev?
Stephen Thompson could potentially face 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).
Thompson vs Chimaev stats
Stephen Thompson would step into the octagon with a record of 17 wins, 6 loses and 1 draw, 8 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 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 Chimaev would have a slight advantage in power over Thompson, with a 50% knock out percentage over Thompson's 47%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Chimaev would have a massive advantage over Thompson, boosting at 42% submission rate over Thompson's 6%.
Stephen Thompson is the older man by 12 years, at 40 years old.
Chimaev has a height advantage of 2 inches over Thompson. Despite this, both fighters have equal reach.
Thompson is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 12 more fights, and made his debut in 2010, 8 years and 3 months earlier than Chimaev, whose first professional fight was in 2018. He has fought 52 more professional rounds, 69 to Chimaev's 17.
Thompson vs Chimaev form
Thompson has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges twice.
In his last fight, he beat Kevin Holland at UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Holland on 3rd December 2022 by knockout in the 4th round at Amway Center, Orlando, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Belal Muhammad at UFC Fight Night on 18th December 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Gilbert Burns at UFC 264 on 10th July 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Before that, he had beat Geoff Neal at UFC Vegas 17 on 19th December 2020 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
He had won against Vicente Luque at UFC 244 on 2nd November 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Madison Square Garden, New York City.
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 defeated Jingliang Li at UFC 267 on 30th October 2021 by submission in the 1st round.
Before that, he had won against 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.
In terms of recent activity, Khamzat Chimaev has been fighting more than Stephen Thompson.
Stephen Thompson last fought 3 months and 27 days ago, while Khamzat Chimaev's last outing was 6 months and 20 days ago.
Thompson's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 4 months and 28 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 5 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 18 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.6 rounds on average.
Chimaev's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 8 months and 5 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 14 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 Thompson vs Chimaev?
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