Muhammad Mokaev vs. Malcolm Gordon – 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, Muhammad “The Punisher” Mokaev will take on Malcolm “X” Gordon in the Flyweight Bout. You can view the full UFC 280 card.

In this post, we will break down Muhammad Mokaev vs. Malcolm Gordon matchup. Let’s take look at the fighter’s ages, their height, records, reach, fight stats, and more below ⤵

The 22-year-old, Muhammad Mokaev is coming in with a 8-0-0 (1 NC) record. Mokaev will be fighting for the first time since a win via unanimous decision against Charles Johnson at UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Aspinall in July.

Gordon, meanwhile, is coming off a KO/TKO win against Denys Bondar on July 23, 2022 at UFC Fight Night: Hermansson vs. Strickland and holds a 14-5-0 record.

Muhammad Mokaev vs. Malcolm Gordon
22
Age
32
5′ 7″
Height
5′ 7″
125 lbs.
Weight
125 lbs.
70″
Reach
71″
8-0-0 (1 NC)
Record
14-5-0
Orthodox
Stance
Switch

Muhammad Mokaev has an orthodox fighting stance with a 70″ reach. The 32-year-old, Malcolm Gordon is an switch fighter with a 71″ 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.

Muhammad Mokaev:
→ Mokaev’s striking accuracy is 41%.
→ Mokaev lands 0.88 significant strikes per minute.
→ Mokaev’s takedown accuracy is 46%.
→ Mokaev’s takedown average is 11.27 per 15 minutes.
→ Mokaev’s takedown defense is 0%.

Mokaev comes in with 41% striking accuracy, typically landing about 0.88 significant strikes every minute. On the other side, Gordon fires at 44% accuracy, landing about 2.39 significant strikes per minute. Muhammad Mokaev also has a 46% takedown accuracy and on average gets around 11.27 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Gordon’s 2.06 takedowns and 0% takedown accuracy.

Malcolm Gordon:
→ Gordon’s striking accuracy is 44%.
→ Gordon lands 2.39 significant strikes per minute.
→ Gordon’s takedown accuracy is 25%.
→ Gordon’s takedown average is 2.06 per 15 minutes.
→ Gordon’s takedown defense is 0%.

Malcolm spent on average 5:27 minutes in the Octagon and Muhammad has an average fight time of 7:59 minutes.

This looks like an exciting matchup, at least on paper. UFC 280 is live in , who do you think will win, Muhammad or Malcolm? 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
Muhammad Mokaev vs. Malcolm Gordon

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