Khamzat Chimaev is the talk of the combat sports town after destroying Gerald Meerschaert at the UFC Vegas 11 event last weekend at the APEX in Las Vegas. Partly because “Borz” is outspoken on the mic but mostly because he’s left a trail of limp bodies in his wake.
Meanwhile, UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya is always keeping his eye on contenders coming for his title but he still hasn’t had a chance to take a look at the latest superstar – Khamzat gunning for the gold.
Undefeated prospect Khamzat Chimaev has made quite a splash since first arriving in the UFC in July when he competed in back-to-back fights inside 10 days while picking up a pair of dominant victories. He followed that up with a stunning 17-second, one-punch knockout at UFC Vegas 11 when Chimaev planted Gerald Meerschaert on the mat at UFC Vegas 11.
Khamzat vs Adesanya?
While Chimaev is actually a natural welterweight, he’s now 2-0 at 185 pounds in the UFC and he’s specifically mentioned that he believes a fight with Adesanya would be an easy night at the office for him.
“If I do my hard work, nobody’s a challenge for,” Chimaev said when asked about Adesanaya and UFC welterweight champ Kamaru Usman at the UFC Vegas 11 post-fight press conference. “I’m going to stop both guys.”
But it doesn’t sound like “The Last Stylebender” is losing any sleep at night.