UFC President Dana White says that if Khamzat Chimaev wins his next fight against top welterweight contender Gilbert Burns then we might soon see him facing off against former two-time title challenger Colby Covington. The news of this fight has spread like fire through bushes as this fight would be one of the biggest fights of the year. Khamzat Chimaev within the span of two years has become a huge star of the UFC. He is 4-0 in the promotion and is 10-0 in his MMA career and has got the record for being hit the least amount of times in his 4 fight UFC career.
Now ahead of his toughest matchup to date, Khamzat Chimaev gets a head’s up from the UFC President on whom his next opponent might be if he gets a dominant win as usual against Gilbert Burns.
“I think if Khamzat Chimaev wins this weekend, we see him and Colby Covington next,” White said. “… So I have a fight coming up on ABC. In a perfect world, if everything plays out right, I would love to do Khamzat vs. Colby (there) if Khazmat should win on Saturday night.”
Khamzat Chimaev is now all set to go toe-to-toe against the former welterweight title challenger Gilbert Burns at UFC 273. The duo is all set to fight at UFC 273 which will take place on April 9, 2022, at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida, United States. The card is going to be headlined by the much-anticipated featherweight matchup between the champion Alexnader Volkoanovski taking on the lethal challenger The Korean Zombie. in the co-main event of the card, the UFC bantamweight title will be on the line between the current champion Aljamain Sterling vs the former champion Petr Yan.
As per said, The people’s main event of the card is the fight between Khamzat Chimaev and Gilbert Burns. Both of them are entering the fight while coming off dominant wins over top welterweight guys. If Khamzat wants to get a win over Gilbert Burns then he will have to implement his game plan early and be better at striking and grappling against Burns who is a complete all-around MMA fighter.
If he can get the win then he will straight away get a chance to fight the second-best guy in the division, Colby Covington. Colby is the only guy to give the champion Kamaru Usman a hard time in both fights. He has also won serval round against Usman. Colby is coming off a dominant win over fellow contender Jorge Masvidal.
- Dana White says Khamzat Chimav vs Colby Covington next if Chimaev beats Burns
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