Khamzat Chimaev calls for fight with Alex Pereira following UFC 276: “Let’s make it”

Khamzat Chimaev
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Khamzat Chimaev has laid down the challenge to Alex Pereira.

On the main card of UFC 276, Pereira took on Sean Strickland inside the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Going into the bout, Strickland was the number four-ranked UFC middleweight, while Pereira wasn’t ranked at all.

Pereira made a massive statement by knocking Strickland out in the first round.

Chimaev responded to Pereira’s performance by calling him out on social media.

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“I want to fight with this guy @ufc @danawhite let’s make it.”

Pereira’s sole focus appears to be on UFC Middleweight Champion Israel Adesanya. Pereira has two kickboxing victories over “Izzy,” one of which was a brutal knockout.

Speaking to TSN’s Aaron Bronsteter backstage at UFC 276, Pereira said he was not impressed by “The Last Stylebender’s” successful title defense over Jared Cannonier.

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“What really upsets me is to see the way that he fought tonight. A performance like that because it is a disrespect to the crowd. I saw thousands and thousands of people here, I couldn’t even count how many and it’s sad to see people booing like that during a title fight. People were leaving in round four like the fight was over. It really upsets me. So I hope he do a much better fight with me cause otherwise your screwed.” – Alex Pereira said through his translator.

Time will tell what the UFC ultimately decides to do with Pereira next. As for Chimaev, he’s likely due for a big welterweight bout next following a barn burner against Gilbert Burns.

With “Borz” being closer than ever to a 170-pound title opportunity, it’s unlikely that he’ll be thrown in a middleweight bout next.

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