UFC welterweight Khamzat Chimaev and UFC middleweight Jack Hermansson competed in a freestyle wrestling match where Chimaev dominated Jack and won the fight with an impressive scorecard of 8-0. Their wrestling match was the headlining event of Bulldog Fight Night 9 in Gothenburg, Sweden. The match took place at 187 pounds with two three-minute rounds. The card had a mixture of boxing, MMA fights, and wrestling events. The wrestling match between Khamzat Chimaev and Jack Heramansson was the star fight of the night and it delivered as promised and lived up to the hype.
The match between UFC contenders began very quickly and was high-paced. Jack Hermansson did his level best to hold on to Chimaev but that wasn’t going to do the job. Khamzat immediately took Jack down in the early seconds of the match. Khamzat rag-dolled Jack in the very first minute and showed Jack, why Khamzat is so feared at the moment in the UFC. He then rolled him over and maintained the top position for a fair amount of time before the referee made them stand up again. By the end of the first round, Khamzat had a strong 8-0 lead which he successfully defended in the second round of the fight. The final score in the match was 8-0 for Chimaev who ran through Jack with ease.
Jack Hermansson and Khamzat Chimaev showed lots of mutual respect after the fight. Jack is currently the top middleweight contender in the UFC. He was on a great run in the UFC and was eyeing a title opportunity before losing to Marvin Vettori. In his last fight, he fought Edmen Shahbazyan and defeated him via unanimous decision. The fight was tough for him in the first round but then he implemented his wrestling game and dominated Edmen for the rest of the fight.
Khamzat Chimaev made his promotional debut in a middleweight bout against John Phillips, replacing Dusko Todorovic, on July 16, 2020, at UFC on ESPN 13. He won the fight via submission in the second round. He has then gone on to win fights in a very dominant manner and has made a name for himself. Khamzat was then scheduled to fight top welterweight contender Leon Edwards on several occasions but the fight always ended up getting scrapped. In his last fight, Chimaev faced Li Jingliang on October 30, 2021, at UFC 267. He won the bout via rear-naked choke submission in round one. Khamzat Chimaev is now rumored to fight Gilbert Burns in 2022.
- Khamzat Chimaev defeats Jack Hermansson in freestyle wrestling
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