Spring 2022
Potentially

Potential contest
5 rounds contest @ Welterweight
16-6-1
12-0-0

The tape

39
Age
28
6' 0" / 183 cm
Height
6' 2" / 188 cm
75.2" / 191 cm
Reach
75.2" / 191 cm

Full record

UD 3UD 3UD 5UD 3KO 2
Form
SUB 1UD 3SUB 1KO 1KO 1
16
Wins
12
7
By KO
6
44
KO%
50
1
By Sub
5
6
SUB%
42
6
Losses
0
1
Stopped
0
0
Tapped
0
1
Draws
0
2010
Debut
2018
23
Bouts
12
65
Rounds
17
5 hours, 12 minutes
Fight Time
51 minutes, 58 seconds

Current rankings @ Welterweight

7
UFC
3
-
Bellator
-
6
Tapology
-

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 16 wins, 6 loses and 1 draw, 7 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 44%.

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 11 years, at 39 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 11 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 48 more professional rounds, 65 to Chimaev's 17.

Thompson vs Chimaev form

Stephen Thompson has beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he lost to Belal Muhammad at UFC Fight Night on 18th December 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by 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.

Going into that contest, 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.

Before that, 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.

He had lost to Anthony Pettis at UFC on ESPN+ 6 on 23rd March 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at Bridgestone Arena, Nashville.

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.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Khamzat Chimaev has been fighting more than Stephen Thompson.

Stephen Thompson last fought 11 months and 10 days ago, while Khamzat Chimaev's last outing was 2 months and 18 days ago.

Thompson's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 8 months and 5 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 16 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.2 rounds on average.

Chimaev's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 4 months and 3 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 20 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?

Sorry, we couldn’t find any odds for Thompson vs Chimaev yet. If a contest doesn’t have odds initially after it is announced, bookmakers usually release them closer to the day of the fight.

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