Khamzat "Borz" Chimaev is the current UFC #3 ranked Welterweight Fighter with a professional MMA record of 12-wins and 0 losses. 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).
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 made his UFC debut against John Phillips at UFC on ESPN 13: Kattar vs. Ige. Chimaev dominated Philips and submitted him in the second round via Brabo Choke to earn a Performance of the Night Bonus.
Chimaev fought his next fight 10 days after his promotional debut. He fought Rhys McKee at UFC on ESPN 14. Just like his first fight, Chimaev overwhelmed his opponent using his intensity and knocked him in the first round via TKO(punches).
He returned to the Octagon after 56 days to fight Gerald Meerschaert at UFC Fight Night 178. Chimaev in class Chimaev style dominated Gerlad and knocked him in 17 seconds.
Chimaev temporarily announced his retirement from the MMA in February 2021 due to him contacting COVID that led to some issues with his lungs. He later renounced his announcement and returned to the UFC in 2021 to face Jingliang Li at UFC 267. Khamzat outgunned Jiang and defeated him in the first round via technical submission.
Due to his dominating performance in his UFC fights, Khamzat currently has a total strike landed to absorbed ratio at 254:2.
Khamzat Chimaev fought Jiangliang Li at UFC 267. Chimaev landed a successful takedown in 15 seconds of the round and took him down along the fence. Chimaev began smashing Jiangliang before locking in a rear-naked choke. Li refused to submit and instead went unconscious as Khamzat won the fight via technical submission.
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Khamzat Chimaev's current record stands at 12-0.
On September 10, 2022, Chimaev and Nate Diaz were supposed to square off in the main event of UFC 279. Chimaev weighed 178.5 pounds during weigh-ins, which is 7.5 pounds over the weight limit for welterweight non-title fights. Due to weight concerns, Chimaev was forced to withdraw from his bout against Diaz in the main event and instead fought Kevin Holland in the co-main event in a 180-pound catchweight contest, ultimately winning the bout via D'Arce Choke, two minutes and thirteen seconds into Round 1.
Below is the professional MMA record of Khamzat Chimaev:
*Last Updated January 11th, 2023.