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).
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.
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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.
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”.
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