- Khamzat Chimaev is an undefeated MMA fighter with 12 wins.
- Chimaev currently ranks fourth in the welterweight division.
- Chimaev's next opponent is Paulo Costa in a middleweight bout.
Since his dominant debut in July 2020, Khamzat Chimaev’s stock in the UFC has gone up tremendously, with his undefeated 12-0 professional record backing this up. The hype around him was hopped on as fans have regularly placed their bets on him to win every fight in online sports betting through the UFC odds.
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But as his superstardom continues to ascend, the pressure to perform well in high-profile matches will soar. Will the Swedish fighter keep up the spectacular performances in his upcoming fights? When will he return inside the Octagon? And who will he face next?
Who Is Khamzat Chimaev?
Khamzat Chimaev is an undefeated UFC fighter from Sweden who debuted in the promotion in July 2020. He became an instant fan-favorite because of his relentless fighting style, often finishing his opponents through TKO/KOs or submissions. He has fought in two different weight classes – welterweight and middleweight.
When Is Khamzat Chimaev’s Next Fight?
Khamzat Chimaev’s next opponent is No. 7-ranked middleweight contender Paulo Costa in a 185-pound bout. This fight between Chimaev and Costa is the result of their conflict against each other. It will serve as the co-main event of UFC 294 on October 21, 2023 that will be headlined by the UFC Lightweight title showdown of Islam Makhachev and Charles Oliveira.
Khamzat Chimaev MMA Record and Statistics
- MMA record: 12-0
- Wins by TKO/KO: 6
- Wins by submission: 5
- Wins by decision: 1
- Striking accuracy: 60%
- Significant strikes landed per minute: 7.30
- Significant strikes absorbed: 3.98
- Takedown average per 15 minutes: 3.98
- Submission average per 15 minutes: 3.49
- Takedown accuracy: 57%
- Significant strikes defense: 41%
- Takedown defense: 100%
- Knockdown average: 1.00
- Average fight time: 5:01
Khamzat Chimaev Notable Wins
Khamzat Chimaev is still undefeated in the UFC, holding victories against John Phillips, Rhys McKee, Gerald Meerschaert, Li Jiangliang, Gilbert Burns and Kevin Holland.
Khamzat Chimaev How Many UFC Wins and Finishes
Khamzat Chimaev has won all his six UFC fights and finished five of all his opponents inside the Octagon via two TKO/KOs and three submissions.
Khamzat Chimaev UFC Earnings
In six UFC fights, Khamzat Chimaev already obtained an estimated $1,279,000 as he collected five performance bonuses on top of his base salary and win bonuses. Chimaev’s single-fight payout came against his match with Gilbert Burns, where he took home $384,000.
Khamzat Chimaev Team and Corner
Khamzat Chimaev trains in Allstars Training Center in Sweden. The founder and head coach of the team is Andreas Michael. Aside from Michael, Chimaev is guided by Majdi Shammas and Alan Do Nascimento. Other UFC fighters in Allstars Training Center are Darren Till and Alexander Gustafsson.
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