Current rankings @ Middleweight
When is Whittaker vs Chimaev?
Robert Whittaker could potentially square off against Khamzat Chimaev, in Spring 2023.
The fight would take place over 5 rounds in the Middleweight division, which means the weight limit would be 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).
Whittaker vs Chimaev stats
Robert Whittaker would step into the octagon with a record of 24 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, 9 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 5 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 an advantage in power over Whittaker, with a 50% knock out percentage over Whittaker's 38%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Chimaev would have a large advantage over Whittaker, boosting at 42% submission rate over Whittaker's 21%.
Robert Whittaker is the older man by 3 years, at 31 years old.
Chimaev has a height advantage of 2 inches over Whittaker. This also extends to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Whittaker is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 18 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 62 more professional rounds, 79 to Chimaev's 17.
Whittaker vs Chimaev form
Robert Whittaker has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he won against Marvin Vettori at UFC Fight Night Paris on 3rd September 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Accor Arena, Paris, France.
Previous to 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.
Going into that contest, he had won against Kelvin Gastelum at UFC Vegas 24 on 17th April 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had beat Jared Cannonier at UFC 254 on 24th October 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
He had defeated Darren Till at UFC Fight Island 3 on 25th July 2020 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi.
Chimaev remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he 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.
Previous to that, he had won against 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 beat 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 won against 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 Robert Whittaker.
Robert Whittaker last fought 2 months and 29 days ago, while Khamzat Chimaev's last outing was 2 months and 22 days ago.
Whittaker's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 4 months and 7 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 21 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 4.2 rounds on average.
Chimaev's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 4 months and 7 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 21 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 Whittaker vs Chimaev?
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