Jun 22 2024
Saturday

Kingdom Arena, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Main Event
5 rounds contest @ Middleweight
25-7-0

est. walkout:

TBC

broadcast start time:

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13-0-0

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The tape

33
Age
29
6' 0" / 182 cm
Height
6' 2" / 188 cm
73.6" / 187 cm
Reach
75.2" / 191 cm

Full record

UD 3KO 2UD 3UD 5UD 5
Form
MD 3SUB 1UD 3SUB 1KO 1
25
Wins
13
9
By KO
6
36
KO%
46
5
By Sub
5
20
SUB%
38
7
Losses
0
3
Stopped
0
1
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2009
Debut
2018
32
Bouts
13
84
Rounds
20
6 hours, 18 minutes
Fight Time
1 hours, 6 minutes

Current rankings @ Middleweight

3
UFC
11
-
Bellator
-
5
Tapology
9

Robert Whittaker vs Khamzat Chimaev preview

When is Whittaker vs Chimaev?

Robert Whittaker will face the challenge of Khamzat Chimaev in the main event of UFC Fight Night, on Saturday 22nd June 2024 at Kingdom Arena in Riyadh.

The fight will be contested over 5 rounds in the Middleweight division, which means the weight limit will be 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).

Whittaker vs Chimaev stats

Robert Whittaker steps into the octagon with a record of 25 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, 9 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 5 by submission.

Khamzat Chimaev will make his way to the cage with an unblemished record of 13 wins, 0 losses, and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by knock out and 5 by submission.

Robert Whittaker's UFC record currently stands at 16-5-0, while Khamzat Chimaev's comes in at 7-0-0.

The stats suggest Chimaev has a slight advantage in power over Whittaker, with a 46% knock out percentage over Whittaker's 36%.

If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Chimaev will have an advantage over Whittaker, with a 38% submission rate over Whittaker's 20%.

Robert Whittaker is the older man by 4 years, at 33 years old.

Chimaev has a height advantage of 2 inches over Whittaker. This also extends to a 1-inch reach advantage.

Whittaker is the more experienced professional fighter, having had 19 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 9 years and 2 months earlier than Chimaev, whose first professional fight was in 2018. He has fought 64 more professional rounds, 84 to Chimaev's 20.

Whittaker vs Chimaev form

Robert Whittaker has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he won against Paulo Costa at UFC 298 on 17th February 2024 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Honda Center, Anaheim, United States.

Previous to that, he had lost to Dricus Du Plessis at UFC 290 on 8th July 2023 by knockout in the 2nd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had beaten Marvin Vettori at UFC Fight Night Paris on 3rd September 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Accor Arena, Paris, France.

Before that, he had been beaten by Israel Adesanya at UFC 271 on 12th February 2022 by unanimous decision in their UFC Middleweight championship fight at Toyota Center, Houston, United States.

He had defeated Kelvin Gastelum at UFC Vegas 24 on 17th April 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Chimaev remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 1 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he won against Kamaru Usman at UFC 294 on 21st October 2023 by majority decision in their 3 round contest at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Previous to that, he had won against Kevin Holland at UFC 279 on 10th September 2022 by submission in the 1st round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

Going into that contest, he had beaten Gilbert Burns at UFC 273 on 9th April 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville.

Before that, he had defeated Jingliang Li at UFC 267 on 30th October 2021 by submission in the 1st round.

He was victorious against Gerald Meerschaert at UFC Vegas 11 on 19th September 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Robert Whittaker has been fighting more than Khamzat Chimaev.

Robert Whittaker last fought 2 months and 1 day ago, while Khamzat Chimaev's last outing was 5 months and 28 days ago.

Whittaker's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years and 1 day, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 7 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 3 years, 6 months and 30 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 18 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 Whittaker vs Chimaev?

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