Khamzat Chimaev is the talk of the town this week. The undefeated fighter has a record of 8-0 with two of those wins coming in the UFC. Khamzat gears up as he takes on a veteran in Gerald Meerschaert.
Since making his debut, Khamzat Chimaev has taken the sport by storm. With brilliant finishes in both of his fights thus far, he has become an exciting fighter to watch.
Khamzat came into the organization from Brave CF. In his debut, he was set up against John Phillips. John came into the fight on the back of an amazing first-round knockout win over Amedovski. It took Phillips 17 seconds to get rid of his opponent.
The pair fought in July of this year. “Borz” dominated from start to finish. He secured his first win in the UFC via submission. Following his win over John, Khamzat requested the UFC and Dana white to give him another fight on Fight Island.
The UFC and Dana white obliged. Khamzat was matched up with Rhys McKee. The Irish fighter made his debut in the UFC against Khamzat. McKee, however, was stopped in round three of the fight. By earning a stoppage win over McKee, “Borz” set a record for the fastest turnaround victory in the UFC. Chimaev now faces veteran Gerald Meerschaert.
Khamzat Chimaev and Gerald Meerschaert involved in a heated argument
In a recent press conference promoting their upcoming fight, Meerschaert and Chimaev were involved in a heated argument.
Meerschaert was asked about what he expects Khazmat’s game plan to which he replied:
“I’m expecting him to try and impose his will and be very mentally strong. But in any of his fights that I have seen, he has not met any real resistance. I think that’s going to be a big test. I don’t care how many amateur fights you have.”
Chimaev interrupted saying, “How many times you lose your fight? What is friend to Conor [McGregor]? What is his name? Artem Lobov, you have the same Sherdog. How many times you lose your fight?”
Khamzat then questioned Meerschaert’s credibility as a Black belt in BJJ, pointing out that Hermansson choked him out even though “The Joker” was not a black belt.
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