Current rankings @ Welterweight
When is Usman vs Chimaev?
Kamaru Usman could potentially face Khamzat Chimaev, in Spring 2024.
The fight would be scheduled for 5 rounds in the Welterweight division, which means the weight limit would be 170 pounds (12.1 stone or 77.1 KG).
Usman vs Chimaev stats
Kamaru Usman would step into the octagon with a record of 20 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 9 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 Usman, with a 50% knock out percentage over Usman's 45%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Chimaev would have a massive advantage over Usman, boosting at 42% submission rate over Usman's 5%.
Kamaru Usman is the older man by 7 years, at 36 years old.
Chimaev has a height advantage of 2 inches over Usman. Despite this, he has 3-inch reach advantage.
Usman is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 11 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 5 years and 5 months earlier than Chimaev, whose first professional fight was in 2018. He has fought 56 more professional rounds, 73 to Chimaev's 17.
Usman vs Chimaev form
Usman has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges once.
In his last fight, he lost to Leon Edwards at UFC 286 on 18th March 2023 by majority decision in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at o2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Leon Edwards at UFC 278 on 20th August 2022 by knockout in the 5th round in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City, United States.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Colby Covington at UFC 268 on 6th November 2021 by unanimous decision in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York City.
Before that, he had beat Jorge Masvidal at UFC 261 on 24th April 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville.
He had won against Gilbert Burns at UFC 258 on 13th February 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
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, Kamaru Usman has been fighting more than Khamzat Chimaev.
Kamaru Usman last fought 6 months and 8 days ago, while Khamzat Chimaev's last outing was 1 year and 16 days ago.
Usman's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 7 months and 13 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 20 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 4 rounds on average.
Chimaev's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 2 months and 1 day, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 19 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 Usman vs Chimaev?
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