Magomed Mustafaev vs. Yamato Nishikawa – Preview & Matchup Analysis

UFC 280: Oliveira vs. Makhachev is scheduled to take place on Saturday, October 22, 2022, in Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. In one of the matchups on the fight card, Magomed “The Sniper” Mustafaev will take on Yamato Nishikawa in the Lightweight Bout. You can view the full UFC 280 card.

In this post, we will break down Magomed Mustafaev vs. Yamato Nishikawa matchup. Let’s take look at the fighter’s ages, their height, records, reach, fight stats, and more below ⤵

The 34-year-old, Magomed Mustafaev is coming in with a 14-4-0 record. Mustafaev will be fighting for the first time since a loss via split decision against Brad Riddell at UFC Fight Night: Felder vs. Hooker in February.

Nishikawa, meanwhile, is coming off a against on February 22, 2020 at and holds a 21-3-6 record.

Magomed Mustafaev vs. Yamato Nishikawa
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Age
20
5′ 8″
Height
5′ 7″
155 lbs.
Weight
155 lbs.
71″
Reach
14-4-0
Record
21-3-6
Orthodox
Stance

Magomed Mustafaev has an orthodox fighting stance with a 71″ reach. The 20-year-old, Yamato Nishikawa is an fighter with a 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.

Magomed Mustafaev:
→ Mustafaev’s striking accuracy is 58%.
→ Mustafaev lands 2.59 significant strikes per minute.
→ Mustafaev’s takedown accuracy is 50%.
→ Mustafaev’s takedown average is 3.31 per 15 minutes.
→ Mustafaev’s takedown defense is 23%.

Mustafaev comes in with 58% striking accuracy, typically landing about 2.59 significant strikes every minute. On the other side, Nishikawa fires at 0% accuracy, landing about 0 significant strikes per minute. Magomed Mustafaev also has a 50% takedown accuracy and on average gets around 3.31 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Nishikawa’s 0 takedowns and 0% takedown accuracy.

Yamato Nishikawa:
→ Nishikawa’s striking accuracy is 0%.
→ Nishikawa lands 0 significant strikes per minute.
→ Nishikawa’s takedown accuracy is 0%.
→ Nishikawa’s takedown average is 0 per 15 minutes.
→ Nishikawa’s takedown defense is 0%.

Yamato spent on average minutes in the Octagon and Magomed has an average fight time of 7:15 minutes.

This looks like an fun matchup, at least on paper. UFC 280 is live in , who do you think will win, Magomed or Yamato? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC 280: Oliveira vs. Makhachev
Date
October 22, 2022
Location
Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Matchup
Magomed Mustafaev vs. Yamato Nishikawa

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