UFC is reportedly targeting Khamzat Chimaev vs Gilbert Burns Fight for January 2022

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UFC’s rising Prospect Khamzat Chimaev is targeted to face the top welterweight contender Gilbert Burns. According to the latest reports swirling around in the MMA circuit, UFC is trying to book an intriguing welterweight matchup between the hottest prospect in the Khamzat Chimaev who is undefeated in the promotion against the former welterweight title challenger Gilbert Burns. Frontkick.Online reported on Sunday that their sources have told them is that the UFC is keen on booking this fight and both the parties are in talks for this matchup. No confirmation from the UFC has been done. Neither of the fighters has talked about the matchup yet. According to the reports, UFC wants this fight to take place in January 2022.

“Talks are in fact ongoing for Khamzat Chimaev vs. Gilbert Burns, according to sources. Not done, but likely to get booked. The plan seems to be January rather than December but again, nothing signed or set in stone as of now. Developing …”

Khamzat Chimaev vs Gilbert Burns

Khamzat Chimaev has become one of the rising stars in the company securing four back to back finishes. He has also set a unique record in the UFC as he is holding the record for the least hit fighter in the UFC after four fights. After fighting four times in the UFC, Khamzat has been hit just twice which is one of the toughest records to own.

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 in a convincing fashion via submission in the second round. He then went on to defeat Rhys McKee in the welterweight division at UFC on ESPN 14. He won back-to-back fights in the UFC in a mere 10 days span.

Chimaev then went on to knock out Gerald Meerschaert at UFC Fight Night 178 in just 17 seconds of the very first round of the fight. In his last matchup, Khamzat Chiamev faced the top UFC welterweight fighter Li Jingliang at UFC 267. The fight was a dominant performance from Chimaev who smashed Li on the ground before submitting him via rear-naked choke in the very first round of the fight.

Gilbert Burns fought for the welterweight championship against Kamaru Usman at UFC 258. Burns had a great start to the fight as he scored a knockdown against Usman in the early moments of the first round. But he then started fading away as Usman continued pouring it on Burns and was landing some good shots on him. Usman then finished off Burns in the third round after landing some brutal Jabs. Burns is coming off a hard-fought decision win against the former two-time welterweight title challenger Stephen Wonderboy Thompson.


  • UFC is trying to Khamzat Chiamev vs Gilbert Burns fight for January 2022

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