Khamzat Chimaev

Khamzat Chimaev

Personal Information

Full Name Khamzat Chimaev
Date of Birth April 30, 1994
Nationality Russian
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight 179 lb (81 kg)
Nickname Borz
Championship Held None
Weight Class Welterweight, Middleweight
Stance Orthodox
Reach 75 in (190 cm)
Career Stats 13-0-0
Status Active

Khamzat Chimaev News

Khamzat Chimaev slams Leon Edwards vs. Belal Muhammad 2, labels matchup "boring" ahead of UFC 304: "Fans won't be happy about it" Khamzat Chimaev slams Leon Edwards vs. Belal Muhammad 2, labels matchup "boring" ahead of UFC 304: "Fans won't be happy about it"
Khamzat Chimaev slams Leon Edwards vs. Belal Muhammad 2, labels matchup "boring" ahead of UFC 304: "Fans won't be happy about it"
1h
Khamzat Chimaev clears the air on rumored US visa issues, says he was asked "to wait and fight in Arab countries for now" Khamzat Chimaev clears the air on rumored US visa issues, says he was asked "to wait and fight in Arab countries for now"
Khamzat Chimaev clears the air on rumored US visa issues, says he was asked "to wait and fight in Arab countries for now"
3h
Exclusive: Guram Kutateladze sheds light on how his friendship with Khamzat Chimaev blossomed: "He was not that big like nowadays" Exclusive: Guram Kutateladze sheds light on how his friendship with Khamzat Chimaev blossomed: "He was not that big like nowadays"
Exclusive: Guram Kutateladze sheds light on how his friendship with Khamzat Chimaev blossomed: "He was not that big like nowadays" 
5h
Exclusive: Guram Kutateladze shares latest update on Khamzat Chimaev and his health issues: "In Caucasus Mountains, breathing fresh air" Exclusive: Guram Kutateladze shares latest update on Khamzat Chimaev and his health issues: "In Caucasus Mountains, breathing fresh air"
Exclusive: Guram Kutateladze shares latest update on Khamzat Chimaev and his health issues: "In Caucasus Mountains, breathing fresh air"
10h
Khamzat Chimaev breaks silence on SMASH meme coin scam controversy, discloses who's to be blamed: "We will make them apologize" Khamzat Chimaev breaks silence on SMASH meme coin scam controversy, discloses who's to be blamed: "We will make them apologize"
Khamzat Chimaev breaks silence on SMASH meme coin scam controversy, discloses who's to be blamed: "We will make them apologize"
12h

Khamzat Chimaev: A Brief Biography

UFC 273: Volkanovski v The Korean Zombie Zombie
UFC 273: Burns vs. Chimaev


Khamzat 'Borz' Chimaev is the current UFC #4 ranked Welterweight fighter with a professional MMA record of 13 wins and 0 losses (13-0-0). Khamzat is a 3-time National Swedish Wrestling gold medalist and currently has the record for the fastest 3-fight win streak in modern UFC History(66 days).


Chimaev made his return to middleweight against Khamzat Chimaev at UFC 294 on October 21, 2023.


Khamzat Chimaev Personal Information


NameKhamzat Chimaev
Age29
DOB1 May 1994 (age 29)
NationalityRussian, Swedish
ProfessionMMA Fighter
Net Worth$1 Million
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight179 lb (81 kg)
Relationship StatusMarried


Khamzat Chimaev Early Life


Khamzat Chimaev started his combat sports journey at age 5 when he started training as a wrestler. He won a bronze medal in wrestling in the junior category of the Russian National Championships before immigrating to Sweden in 2013.


In Sweden, Khamzat won the Swedish Freestyle National Championships in 2016 and 2017 in the 86kg category and 2018 in the 92kg category.


He began his MMA training in 2017 and made his amateur debut in the same year at Fight Club Rush 1 against Khaled Laallam. Chimaev won the fight in the second round via submission( D'arce Choke). Chimaev built on his debut victory momentum as he won his next 2-fights before turning professional in 2018.


Chimaev made his professional debut against Gard Olve Sagan at International Ring Fight Arena 14 and won the fight in the second round via TKO(punches) and won his next fight against Ole Magnor at Fight Club Rush 3 via first-round submission. Following this, he signed with BCF(Brave Combat Federation) in 2018.


Chimaev amassed a 4-fight win streak at BFC and got a title shot for the BCF Welterweight Championship against Jarrah Al-Sewale at Brave FC 27. However, due to COVID, the bout got canceled. After the cancellation, Chimaev decided to leave Brave CF and join the UFC in 2020.


Khamzat Chimaev Personal Life


Khamzat Chimaev has an older wrestling competitor brother named Artur. He moved to Kalmar in Sweden at 19, bearing a prominent lip scar from a childhood fall. Before his pro-fighting career, he worked at a poultry factory and in security. COVID-19 hit him in December 2020, causing lingering symptoms and fight cancellations, including multiple hospitalizations. Chimaev has a close relationship with Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov, who gifted him a car. His association with Kadyrov has drawn criticism due to Kadyrov's repressive rule. Chimaev got married in May 2022 in Chechnya, with Kadyrov in attendance. He's also close to fellow MMA fighters Darren Till and Jack Hermansson.


Khamzat Chimaev Wife


While online sources suggest that Khamzat Chimaev tied the knot in May 2022, the fighter remains extremely discreet about his personal life. He opts to hide his private matters and hasn't publicly discussed his spouse. Chimaev refrains from sharing any details regarding his marriage on social media, reserving his posts for training content and promotional material related to his fights. He also refrains from posting family photos online, making it challenging to ascertain any information about his wife or her identity.


Read More: Who is Khamzat Chimaev's wife?


Khamzat Chimaev Kids


Khamzat Chimaev doesn’t have any kids of his own. After getting married in 2022, no information or evidence suggests that Chimaev has become a father.


Khamzat Chimaev Social Media


Khamzat Chimaev has social media accounts on Instagram and X (formerly known as Twitter). Chimaev’s Instagram page is filled with posts of his training montages, fight promotions, physique updates, and family. He boasts an impressive follower count of over 6 million on Instagram and over 550,000 on X.


Khamzat Chimaev Net Worth


As of 2023, Khamzat Chimaev's net worth is estimated to be approximately $1 million, primarily stemming from his purses from fighting and bonuses, along with some income generated from various brand endorsements and sponsorships.


In his fight against Kevin Holland at UFC 279, Chimaev took home a whopping amount of $1 Million.


Read More On: Khamzat Chimaev's Net Worth


Khamzat Chimaev Endorsements


Khamzat Chimaev has secured numerous endorsement agreements with a variety of brands, spanning from clothing labels to car rental services. These endorsements include partnerships with companies such as Smilodox, Superz Budapest, YOFLEET, Pain Pen, and Dragon Energy.


Khamzat Chimaev Investments


Khamzat Chimaev has several investments in his portfolio. One of his most prominent investments is the inception of theborzstore.com (The Borz Store), where he sells his very own line of merchandise. Chimaev also entered into a 10-year-long agreement with Royaltiz, where fans make bets on the careers of their favorite athletes, even before they achieve stardom.


Khamzat Chimaev MMA Record


UFC 273: Volkanovski v The Korean Zombie Zombie
UFC 273: Burns vs. Chimaev


Khamzat Chimaev holds an undefeated MMA record of 13 wins in 13 fights (13-0-0). Chimaev burst onto the UFC scene and made his debut in July 2020, winning his first three fights in just 66 days. Chimaev's incredible journey included victories against John Phillips, Rhys McKee, and Gerald Meerschaert, earning him Performance of the Night awards.


His matchup against Leon Edwards faced multiple delays due to COVID-19, with Chimaev temporarily retiring due to health complications in early 2021. However, he made a triumphant return in October 2021, defeating Li Jingliang with a rear-naked choke and securing yet another Performance of the Night award.


In April 2022, Chimaev won a unanimous decision against Gilbert Burns, earning Fight of the Night honors and the Crypto.com Fan Bonus of the Night award. However, his fight against Nate Diaz in September 2022 was moved to a catchweight bout against Kevin Holland due to Chimaev missing weight, where he won via D'Arce Choke.


After a year-long hiatus, Chimaev returned in October 2023, facing Kamaru Usman at UFC 294, having initially been scheduled to fight Paulo Costa. He won this bout via a majority decision.


Read More On: Why isn't Khamzat Chimaev fighting anymore?


Khamzat Chimaev Losses


So far in his professional fighting career, Khamzat Chimaev has never suffered a defeat and holds an undefeated record of 13 wins in 13 bouts (13-0-0).



Khamzat Chimaev House


Khamzat Chimaev currently resides in the U.A.E. He was born in Chechen, Russia, and moved to Sweden when he turned 19. Chimaev voluntarily left Sweden and decided to represent the U.A.E in his upcoming bouts for undisclosed reasons. Many speculate that Chimaev switched his nationality due to the Quran desecrations that took place in Sweden in 2023.


Khamzat Chimaev Cars



Khamzat Chimaev owns a collection of luxurious and high-end vehicles. Among his notable cars is a black Mercedes G-Wagon. Additionally, he possesses a BMW, which is rumored to have been presented to him as a gift by the Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov.


Khamzat Chimaev’s Most Popular Fights


Khamzat Chimaev vs. Gilbert Burns


youtube-cover


Khamzat Chimaev vs. Li Jiangling


youtube-cover



FAQs On Khamzat Chimaev

A. Khamzat Chimaev has a record of 12 wins and 0 losses (12-0-0).

A. Khamzat Chimaev’s next fight is against Kamaru Usman on October 21, 2023.

A. Khamzat Chimaev has never lost a single fight in his professional MMA career.

A. Yes, Khamzat Chimaev has previously fought at middleweight Gerald Meerschaert. He also had a catchweight bout at 180 lbs against Kevin Holland.

A. Khamzat Chimaev has 5 submission wins in MMA.

App download animated image Get the free App now