The MMA universe has produced some of the best fighters in the UFC, and Khamzat Chimaev is one of them. The freestyle wrestler competes in the welterweight and middleweight divisions of the UFC. Before joining the UFC, he was a professional wrestler. He is a three-time Swedish national champion and is currently inching closer to his first UFC title. He is also undefeated in his MMA career and surely has the potential to become a champion. So let’s not wait any longer and know about the three-time Swedish national champion.
Age, Height, and Weight
Chimaev was born on May 1, 1994, in Chechnya, Russia, and currently, he is 29 years old. He was just five years old when he started wrestling, and as per sources, he also won a bronze medal in the Russian National Championship.
When it comes to his height, he is 1.88 meters tall, which is around 6 feet 2 inches. Whereas he competes in the welterweight and middleweight divisions, and his weight is around 186 lbs.
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He is one of the fighters in the UFC who is still unbeaten. So far, Khamzat Chimaev has a record of 7-0-0 in the UFC. He has defeated fighters like John Phillips, Rhys McKee, Gerald Meerschaert, Li Jingliang, Gilbert Burns, Kevin Holland, and Kamuru Usman.
His first fight in the UFC was on July 26, 2020, and he has fought seven fights in less than three years. Moreover, he is still unbeaten in his MMA career and has won all 13 fights he has fought.
Chimaev was born in the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria, which is now Chechnya, Russia. When he was 18 years old, he emigrated to Sweden and won three national championships. But here is the fact, he is still a Russian citizen, as he never opted for Swedish citizenship.
The professional fighter has an Instagram account under the username @khamzat_chimaev and has a verified Instagram account. So far, he has over 6.8 million followers and is an active social media user. He loves to post pictures and reels and has more than 420 posts on his Instagram account.
Khamzat Chimaev recently defeated Kamaru Usman during the UFC 294 event in Abu Dhabi. After the fight, Dana White said, that his next fight would be for the UFC Middleweight Championship against Sean Strickland. It is not officially confirmed, as Chimaev suffered a hand injury during his fight against Usman. If everything is well, we will soon get this fight on a UFC main event match card.