Who is Khamzat Chimaev?

Khamzat Chimaev is known as a Swedish mixed martial arts fighter. He is most famous setting a UFC record for the fastest consecutive wins, 11 days.

Background and Age

Khamzat Chimaev was born on May 1, 1994. His family originated from Chechnya before they moved to Sweden. Chimaev started contending when he was 5 years of age. As he grew up, he started contending in 18-kilo class and afterward 23-kilo class.

Career and Net Worth

In July 2020, Khamzat Chimaev defeated Rhys McKee by means of TKO in the first round on the UFC Fight Night card in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Chimaev became the greatest breakout performer of the month for the promotion. The win was Chimaev's second in 11 days, the fastest turnaround triumph in UFC history. The Swedish supernova beat John Phillips by means of second-round finish on the July 15 card. Chimaev is one of only two UFC contenders who are 2-0 with two stoppage triumphs since events continued May 9 after the coronavirus shutdown.

In only two weeks, Chimaev has developed as one of the top best in class stars on the whole UFC list. Nicknamed "the Wolf," he prepares out of AllStars Training Center in Stockholm with former UFC title challenger Alexander Gustafsson. Chimaev's manager, Ali Abdelaziz, has contrasted the rising contender with current MMA pound-for-pound lord Khabib Nurmagomedov, alluding to him as "Khabib 2.0."

To start the battle against McKee, Chimaev stumbled into the enclosure, grabbed his adversary, and handily brought him down. He at that point gained into top power and poured down strikes until ref Rich Mitchell pulled him off. Much the same as his battle against Phillips, it was all out mastery. Chimaev outstruck McKee 40-0 in critical strikes and 68-0 in absolute strikes.

Subsequent to beating Phillips on July 15, Chimaev disclosed to UFC president Dana White that he needed to remain on Fight Island and contend once more. White got him a battle for this occasion. Chimaev told commentator Dan Hardy in his postfight interview that he'd be happy to battle again later on the card.

UFC president Dana White told the sports media that he hopes to get Chimaev on the UFC 252 card on Aug. 15. While the Aug. 15 date may not be practical, there's as yet an opportunity that UFC fans will see "Borz" again in late August or September.


Khamzat Chimaev has not revealed public information about their personal and private relationships.

Last Modified: Oct 12, 2021

Login or Register to comment