UFC’s Khamzat Chimaev Targets New Opponent, Return Date

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Khamzat Chimaev of Chechnya celebrates after his knockout victory over Gerald Meerschaert of their middleweight bout in the course of the UFC Combat Evening occasion at UFC APEX on September 19, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

One of many UFC’s quickest rising stars hopes to return to motion this summer season towards a top-10 contender.

Khamzat Chimaev just lately pulled out his March 13th bout with No. Three ranked welterweight Leon Edwards attributable to lingering bodily results from COVID-19. It was the second time “Borz” needed to drop the battle with Edwards due to the coronavirus, pulling out in January as effectively.

Edwards has moved on from the match and is now scheduled to battle No. 13 Belal Muhammad in the primary occasion of UFC Vegas 21 on March 13.

Chimaev took to social media on Friday to share that he plans to battle in June. He additionally took purpose at No. 9 welterweight Neil Magny, difficult him to a contest.

The 2 have beefed on Twitter prior to now and at one level, Magny advised Chimaev he would slap him “on sight.”

In January, the UFC shared photographs on Twitter of Magny’s foremost occasion bout with Michael Chiesa throughout UFC Combat Island 8. Chiesa dominated Magny a lot of the battle along with his superior grappling, profitable by way of unanimous determination (49-46 x3) on January 20.

Borz reacted to the UFC’s submit, tagging Magny’s title and sharing the otter and laughing emojis.

“Be sure you preserve that very same power whenever you see me in particular person!” Magny responded to Chimaev’s tweet. “I’ll provide you with my phrase, that I’m [slapping] you on sight and educating some respect!” See under:

Practically a month later, Chimaev replied to Magny’s remark. The fighter from Chechnya, Russia wrote, “Be prepared in June i’m going to provide you actual Chechen contained in the cage and outdoors.”

Chimaev additionally tagged UFC president Dana White and matchmaker Sean Shelby within the tweet. See under:

Chimaev then adopted the tweet up with one phrase, “Slap.”

On the time of this writing, Magny has but to reply to Chimaev.

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Chimaev Went 3-Zero within the UFC in 2020, Undefeated as an MMA Fighter

Borz (9-0) burst on the UFC scene in July, debuting towards John Phillips in a middleweight bout at UFC Combat Island 1. Chimaev gained the battle by second-round submission after which 10 days later, he defeated Rhys McKee by TKO in a welterweight bout at UFC Combat Island 3.

Lower than two months later, Chimaev moved again as much as 185 kilos and fought Gerald Meerschaert at UFC Vegas 11, knocking out the 45-fight veteran in solely 17 seconds.

Though two of Chimaev’s three UFC matches have been at middleweight, he’s making a run at 170-pound gold. And regardless that Magny is coming off a tough loss to Chiesa, he’s nonetheless a extremely revered veteran that would measurably enhance Chimaev’s inventory

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