Khamzat Chimaev agrees to fight former UFC title challenger Gilbert Burns on April 9

Khamzat Chimaev, UFC, Borz
Khamzat Chimaev

Khamzat Chimaev has agreed to fight former UFC welterweight title challenger Gilbert Burns on April 9.

Chimaev (10-0 MMA) last competed at October’s UFC 267 event, where he needed less than a round to dispose of ranked welterweight Li Jingliang. That contest was Khamzat’s first since September of 2020, where he had scored a sensational 18-second knockout win over Gerald Meerschaert (see that here).

Khamzat Chimaev, Li Jingliang, UFC 267
Khamzat Chimaev subs Li Jingliang at UFC 267

As for Gilbert Burns (20-4 MMA), the former UFC welterweight title challenger most recently competed at July’s UFC 264 event where he earned a unanimous decision victory over Stephen Thompson.

After reports of a potential ‘Chimaev vs. Burns’ matchup first surfaced in November, “Borz” recently took to social media where he revealed that he and “Durinho” have agreed to throw down on April 9.

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“April 9?” – Burns questioned Chimaev in his DM’s.

“Yes let’s go brother 💯 🤝 “ – Khamzat Chimaev replied.

While the UFC has not yet announced the bout as being official, it is definitely a fight that makes sense.

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If Khamzat Chimaev could defeat Gilbert Burns he would be in prime position for a future title shot against reigning division champion Kamaru Usman. On the other hand, if “Durinho” could derail the hype train of “Borz”, he too would have a case for a second crack at “The Nigerian Nightmare”.

Would you like to see the UFC make a fight between Khamzat Chimaev and Gilbert Burns official now that both men have agreed to a bout on April 9? Share your thoughts in the comment section Penn Nation!

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