Islam Makhachev vs. Drew Dober – Preview & Matchup Analysis

Islam Makhachev vs. Drew Dober – Preview & Matchup Analysis

UFC 259: Blachowicz vs. Adesanya is scheduled to take place on Saturday, March 6, 2021, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. In one of the matchups on the fight card, Islam Makhachev will take on Drew Dober in the Lightweight Bout. You can view the full UFC 259 card.

In this post, we will break down Islam Makhachev vs. Drew Dober matchup. Let’s take look at the fighter’s ages, their height, records, reach, fight stats and more below ⤵

The 29-year-old, Islam Makhachev is coming in with a 18-1-0 record. Makhachev will be fighting for the first time since a win via unanimous decision against Davi Ramos at UFC 242: Khabib vs. Poirier in September.

Dober, meanwhile, is coming off a KO/TKO win against Alexander Hernandez on September 7, 2019 at UFC Fight Night: Smith vs. Teixeira and holds a 23-9-0 (1 NC) record.

Islam Makhachevvs.Drew Dober
5′ 10″
5′ 8″
155 lbs.
155 lbs.
23-9-0 (1 NC)

Islam Makhachev has an southpaw fighting stance with a 70″ reach. The 32-year-old, Drew Dober is an southpaw fighter with a 70″ reach. An orthodox fighter stands with their left side forward and jabs with their left hand, the southpaw fighter is the opposite, southpaw stands with their right side forward and jabs with their right hand. In most cases, orthodox fighters are right-handed, if you are left-handed, then you fight southpaw.

Islam Makhachev:
→ Makhachev’s striking accuracy is 56%.
→ Makhachev lands 2.10 significant strikes per minute.
→ Makhachev’s takedown accuracy is 68%.
→ Makhachev’s takedown average is 3.40 per 15 minutes.
→ Makhachev’s takedown defense is 93%.

Makhachev comes in with 56% striking accuracy, typically landing about 2.10 significant strikes every minute. On the other side, Dober fires at 40% accuracy, landing about 4.66 significant strikes per minute. Islam Makhachev also has a 68% takedown accuracy and on average gets around 3.40 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Dober’s 0.88 takedowns and 58% takedown accuracy.

Drew Dober:
→ Dober’s striking accuracy is 40%.
→ Dober lands 4.66 significant strikes per minute.
→ Dober’s takedown accuracy is 17%.
→ Dober’s takedown average is 0.88 per 15 minutes.
→ Dober’s takedown defense is 58%.

Drew spent on average 7:30 minutes in the Octagon and Islam has an average fight time of 9:23 minutes.

This looks like an interesting matchup, at least on paper. UFC 259 is live in , who do you think will win, Islam or Drew? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC 259: Blachowicz vs. Adesanya
March 6, 2021
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Islam Makhachev vs. Drew Dober

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