Khamzat Chimaev News

Khamzat Chimaev Robert Whittaker
Robert Whittaker

Khamzat Chimaev calls to face "nice guy" Robert Whittaker next: "We are going to have fun at the press conference and fight each other"

Josh Evanoff - February 7, 2023

UFC welterweight contender Khamzat Chimaev has settled on a weight class, and who he wants to fight next. ‘Borz’ has been out of action since his first-round submission win over Kevin Holland last September. However, as the story goes, Chimaev was not supposed to face ‘Trail Blazer’ that night. He was previously scheduled to face Nate Diaz in the main event of UFC 279.

Alex Pereira, Khamzat Chimaev
Khamzat Chimaev

UFC middleweight champion Alex Pereira takes aim at Khamzat Chimaev: “He’s running from his own weight class”

Susan Cox - January 23, 2023

UFC middleweight champion Alex Pereira has taken aim at welterweight contender Khamzat Chimaev. ‘Poatan’ had challenged ‘Borz’ to a fight at light heavyweight late last year.

Sean O'Malley, UFC
Sean O'Malley

Sean O’Malley explains why Khamzat Chimaev’s rumored move to middleweight would be the “smartest f**king career move”

Susan Cox - January 20, 2023

Sean O’Malley is explaining why Khamzat Chimaev’s rumored move to middleweight would be the ‘smartest f**king career move’. Khamzat Chimaev (12-0 MMA) last fought in September of 2022 at UFC 279 where he defeated Kevin Holland (23-9 MMA) by submission. Originally the Swedish-born fighter was supposed to fight Nate Diaz (21-13 MMA) at UFC 279, but missed weight by a whopping 7.5 pounds.

Neil Magny
Neil Magny

Neil Magny details training with "real deal" Khamzat Chimaev: "I f****d around and found out'

Cole Shelton - January 20, 2023

Neil Magny was vocal in wanting to fight Khamzat Chimaev, but it never came to fruition. Magny and Chimaev agreed to fight one another on social media and for a while, it looked like the fight would happen. But, after it didn’t and both went their separate ways, Magny and Chimaev ended up training with one another and after the training session, Magny realized the Swede is the real deal.

Gilbert Burns
Gilbert Burns

Gilbert Burns reveals plans for fights with Belal Muhammad and Khamzat Chimaev after UFC 283: "I'll be ready"

Josh Evanoff - January 6, 2023

UFC welterweight contender Gilbert Burns has some high-profile names in mind for this year. ‘Durinho’ has been out of action since his clash with Khamzat Chimaev last April at UFC 273. Despite ‘Borz’ entering the contest as a massive favorite, the Brazilian brought the fight to the unbeaten Chechen. However, Burns wound up coming up short by decision after 15 hard-fought minutes.

Shavkat Rakhmonov
Khamzat Chimaev

Shavkat Rakhmonov hilariously reacts to Kevin Lee's callout of Khamzat Chimaev: "Where do I fit into this"

Josh Evanoff - December 30, 2022

Shavkat Rakhmonov wants to know where he fits into the welterweight division. ‘Nomad’ has been out of action since his clash with Neil Magny in June. The bout was the biggest test of the undefeated fighter’s career thus far, but he was seemingly unfazed. Rakhmonov dominated the veteran en route to a second-round submission win.

Paulo Costa, UFC
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Daniel Cormier encourages Paulo Costa to face Khamzat Chimaev in the final fight of his UFC deal: “Beat him impressively. Then, you hold all the chips”

Harry Kettle - December 30, 2022

UFC commentator Daniel Cormier has encouraged Paulo Costa to take on Khamzat Chimaev in the last fight of his contract. We all know Paulo Costa to be an eccentric figure. In addition to his actions in the cage, he’s also got a bizarre personality on social media. So much so, of course, that his tweets tend to gain more traction than his fights – when he does fight.

Paulo Costa, Khamzat Chimaev, UFC
Khamzat Chimaev

Paulo Costa and Belal Muhammad chime in on Khamzat Chimaev’s claim that nobody wants to fight him

Harry Kettle - December 28, 2022

Paulo Costa and Belal Muhammad have both laughed off Khamzat Chimaev’s claim that nobody wants to fight him. It’s no secret that Khamzat Chimaev is one of the scariest fighters in mixed martial arts. He’s unbeaten in the UFC and, in the eyes of many, has the potential to become a two-weight UFC champion.

Ramzan Kadyrov, Khamzat Chimaev

Khamzat Chimaev to corner Ramzan Kadyrov’s son for his MMA debut

Harry Kettle - December 23, 2022

Khamzat Chimaev is reportedly set to corner Ramzan Kadyrov’s son for his mixed martial arts debut later today. The influence of Ramzan Kadyrov in mixed martial arts cannot be overstated. For years now, he’s been associated with a string of fights across the entire sport.

Khamzat Chimaev, Darren Till, UFC, Sweden
Darren Till

Darren Till offers prediction for possible Khamzat Chimaev vs. Colby Covington matchup: "He'd be the powerful one"

Josh Evanoff - December 8, 2022

If Khamzat Chimaev and Colby Covington end up fighting, Darren Till knows who he’d pick to win. ‘Borz’ has been out of action since September at UFC 279, when he faced Kevin Holland. In that outing, the Chechen scored a first-round submission win over ‘Trail Blazer’. However, that wasn’t the bout he was expecting that weekend.

Stephen Thompson, Kevin Holland, UFC Orlando, UFC
Stephen Thompson

Pros react after Stephen Thompson defeats Kevin Holland at UFC Orlando

Chris Taylor - December 3, 2022

Tonight’s UFC Orlando event was headlined by a welterweight contest featuring Stephen Thompson taking on Kevin Holland. Thompson (17-6-1 MMA) had entered the contest looking to rebound, this after dropping back-to-back decisions losses to Gilbert Burns and Belal Muhammad. Prior to those setbacks, the former two-time welterweight title challenger had scored wins over Geoff Neal and Vicente Luque.

Alex Pereira, Khamzat Chimaev
Glover Teixeira

Glover Teixeira shuts down rumored Alex Pereira vs Khamzat Chimaev fight: “This fight is all talk”

Harry Kettle - December 2, 2022

Glover Teixeira has shut down the idea of Alex Pereira defending his middleweight title against Khamzat Chimaev. There’s often a lot of talk surrounding Khamzat Chimaev, with much of it coming from the man himself. ‘Borz’ regularly goes after his rivals on social media and, more often than not, makes it clear that he wants to fight as much as he possibly can. Lately, he’s been focusing his attention on UFC middleweight champion Alex Pereira.

Brendan Schaub

Brendan Schaub agrees to Alex Pereira's takedown bet regarding Khamzat Chimaev fight: "If you want the smoke, come get it big boy"

Josh Evanoff - November 30, 2022

Fighter-turned-podcaster Brendan Schaub has responded to Alex Pereira’s bet offer. ‘Poatan’ is fresh off his knockout win over Isreal Adesanya earlier this month. The victory saw the Brazilian become champion just four fights into his UFC stint, and earn his third win over ‘The Last Stylebender’. Albeit, two of those wins came in the kickboxing ring.

Khamzat Chimaev, UFC 279, Weight Miss
Khamzat Chimaev

Khamzat Chimaev rips Alex Pereira for suggesting he turned down a fight at UFC 283: “Fake belt, fake coach, fake fighter”

Josh Evanoff - November 28, 2022

UFC welterweight contender Khamzat Chimaev has responded to Alex Pereira. ‘Borz’ has been out of the octagon since a submission win over Kevin Holland in September. However, Chimaev wasn’t originally supposed to face ‘Trail Blazer’ at UFC 279. Originally, he was supposed to face Nate Diaz. However, the fight was scrapped on weigh-in day, as the Chechen badly missed weight.

Brendan Schaub
Brendan Schaub

UFC middleweight champion Alex Pereira blasts Brendan Schaub over Khamzat Chimaev comments:  "He's running his mouth"

Josh Evanoff - November 28, 2022

UFC middleweight champion Alex Pereira isn’t happy with Brendan Schaub. ‘Poatan’ is fresh off his UFC 281 headlining role earlier this month. Standing opposite the Brazilian was his longtime foe, Israel Adesanya. The pair previously faced off twice in kickboxing, with Pereira winning on both occasions.

Alex Pereira, Khamzat Chimaev
Khamzat Chimaev

Alex Pereira claims he asked to fight Khamzat Chimaev at UFC 283 in Brazil but the Swede turned him down

Cole Shelton - November 28, 2022

Alex Pereira wanted to fight Khamzat Chimaev in Brazil at UFC 283. After Pereira became the UFC’s new middleweight champion, Khamzat Chimaev called him out. The Swede was confident he would dethrone Pereira and wanted to fight him at UFC 282 on December 10. However, Pereira was still medically suspended so instead he asked the UFC to face Chimaev at UFC 283 in Brazil on January 23 – but the fight would be at light heavyweight.

Brendan Schaub
Brendan Schaub

Brendan Schaub hoping the UFC books Alex Pereira vs. Khamzat Chimaev next: "Khamzat would be a handful for him"

Josh Evanoff - November 22, 2022

Fighter-turned-podcaster Brendan Schaub knows who he wants to see Alex Pereira fight next. ‘Poaton’ is fresh off his return at UFC 281 earlier this month in New York. Standing opposite the Brazilian was the-then middleweight champion Israel Adesanya. The two men previously clashed twice in kickboxing, with Pereira winning on both occasions.

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Khamzat Chimaev looks absolutely massive in latest social media post (Photo)

Lewis Simpson - November 21, 2022

At this rate, judging by Khamzat Chimaev’s most-recent Instagram post, the rising star will be heading to heavyweight, never mind middleweight. The image of the bulked-up Chechen has fans wondering what weight division we may see him compete at next. The welterweight contender’s last fight was fought at 180lbs, and after missing weight against his scheduled bout with Nate Diaz at UFC 279 and the muscle mass he’s gained, 170lbs could be a thing of the past.