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#3 Welterweight Division

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Khamzat Chimaev

Welterweight Division

11-0-0 (W-L-D)

6

Wins by Knockout

4

Wins by Submission

7

First Round Finishes

Khamzat Chimaev

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Learn more about Khamzat Chimaev's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Status
Active
Hometown
Benoy-Yurt, Russia
Fighting style
Freestyle
Age
27
Height
74.00
Weight
170.00
Octagon Debut
Jul. 15, 2020
Reach
75.00
Leg reach
40.00

Fighter Facts

  • Pro since 2018
     
  • Six wins by KO, four by submission (Heel hook, D’Arce choke, 2 RNC)
     
  • Seven first round finishes
     
  • Origin of nickname: “Means ‘Wolf’ in Chechen.”

UFC History
UFC 273
(4/9/22) Chimaev won a three round unanimous decision over Gilbert Burns 
UFC 267 (10/30/21) Chimaev submitted Li Jingliang via rear naked choke at 3:16 of the first round
UFC Fight Night (9/19/20) Chimaev knocked out Gerald Meerschaert at :17 of the first round
UFC on ESPN (7/25/20) Chimaev stopped Rhys McKee via strikes at 3:09 of the first round
UFC Fight Night (7/15/20) Chimaev submitted John Phillips via D’Arce choke at 1:12 of the second round

Q&A

When and why did you start training for fighting? I am a competitive person and have competed my whole life. When I was younger it was wrestling, and when I moved to Sweden, I kept wrestling. After a few national championships I won a gift card at a hotel in Stockholm. I came during a weekend and went to Allstars and tried MMA. I felt that this was something for me and when I went back to Kalmar, I decided to quit my job and move to Stockholm.
What ranks and titles have you held? Swedish National champion in freestyle wrestling 
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means that all the hard work and sacrifices that have been made are worth it now when I belong to the best fighting organization in the world. Finally, I can show to the world what I am capable of.
What was your job before you started fighting? I worked in a small poultry factory in the small town of Kalmar and did some security work in Stockholm when I started fighting.
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? I went undefeated (4-0) as an amateur in MMA with all finishes.
Favorite grappling technique: No favorite. As long as the opponent taps, it’s the favorite.