Current rankings @ Welterweight
Jaleel Willis vs Rustam Khabilov preview
When is Willis vs Khabilov?
Jaleel Willis could potentially take on Rustam Khabilov, in Summer 2023.
The fight would be contested over 3 rounds in the Welterweight division, which means the weight limit would be 170 pounds (12.1 stone or 77.1 KG).
Willis vs Khabilov stats
Jaleel Willis would step into the octagon with a record of 15 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, 5 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Rustam Khabilov would make his way to the cage with a record of 24 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 4 of those wins by knock out and 5 by submission.
The stats suggest Willis would have an advantage in power over Khabilov, with a 33% knock out percentage over Khabilov's 17%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Khabilov would have a large advantage over Willis, boosting at 21% submission rate over Willis' 0%.
Jaleel Willis is the younger man by 5 years, at 31 years old.
Willis has a height advantage of 3 inches over Khabilov. This also extends to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Willis is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 9 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2014, 6 year and 8 months later than Khabilov, whose first professional fight was in 2007. He has fought 23 less professional rounds, 43 to Khabilov's 66.
Willis vs Khabilov form
Jaleel Willis has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he beat Kyle Crutchmer at Bellator 289 on 9th December 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Sabah Homasi at Bellator 273 on 29th January 2022 by unanimous decision in the 1st round at Footprint Center, Phoenix.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Mukhamed Berkhamov at Bellator 266 on 16th October 2021 by unanimous decision in the 1st round at Footprint Center, Phoenix.
Before that, he had beat Maycon Mendon a at Bellator 259 on 21st May 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.
He had won against Vinicius de Jesus at LFA 88 on 21st August 2020 by unanimous decision in their LFA Welterweight championship fight at Sanford Pentagon, Sioux Falls.
Willis' last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 9 months and 3 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.6 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Willis vs Khabilov?
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