Khamzat Khizarovich Chimaev is a Swedish professional mixed martial artist and freestyle wrestler who was born on May 1, 1994 and competes in the welterweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Chimaev was born in Chechnya, Russia, and he is 28 years old as of 2022. He currently competed in Brave Combat Federation. In wrestling, he is a three-time Swedish National champion.
Are Khamzat Chimaev And Khabib Brothers? Know About MMA Fighter, Khamzat Chimaev
MMA fighter Khamzat Chimaev is not related to Khabib but their face looks like they both are brothers. Chimaev is also popularly known as “Borz”.
Chimaev was got called the biggest loser by Daniel Cormier because Cormier thinks that he has been lazy with his points, as he concluded he doesn’t have a clear path to the title even if he defeats Diaz. Indeed, Daniel realized that Borz was in a tough spot after what transpired ahead of UFC 279, as his next fight will be against great UFC veteran and fan favorite Nate Diaz for an unforgettable night.
And Cormier also added that, While Diaz fights his legacy, Borz is only looking for another scalp on his resume, as this doesn’t put him any closer to getting the title. If he wants to fight his way to victory, he would need to finish another challenger before going against winner Edwards or Usman 3 for the title.
Khamzat most likely opponent of Covington hasn’t competed since defeating Jorge Masvidal at UFC 272 in March and the thrashing reigned havoc in the former best friend’s relationship with Masvidal, allegedly attacking him outside a Miami Beach restaurant resulting in a fractured tooth and suffered wrist abrasion.
UFC’s Welterweight Champion, Family, and Early Life
Khamzat hasn’t revealed his Parent’s name and his parent’s name is unknown as of 2022. From the reports, he has an older brother named Artur Chimaev, who competes in freestyle wrestling. Chimaev moved to Sweden, Kalmar from Russia when he was 18 years old, and represents Sweden in an MMA competition.
Chimaev was born in the Chechen Republic of Russia and he started wrestling when he was five years old in his early age. He carries a notable scar on his lip, which he got at age of 2 when he fell down a concrete stair which lead him unable to breathe correctly through one nostril. He won a bronze medal at the Russian National Championships at the junior level. In 2013, when he was 18, he immigrated to Sweden with his mother and his older brother.
Is Chimaev married? Know about his Marital Status
Khamzat is married but he hasn’t revealed his wife’s name as he belongs to the Muslim community.
He got married on May 21, 2022, in Chechnya and the wedding was also attended by Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov. They married in 2022 and they don’t have any children.
UFC’s Star, Khamzat Chimaev’s Early Life Career
In an interview with ESPN, Chimaev claimed he was inspired to start training in MMA during a night at work where he took a 15-minute break to watch Aldo vs. McGregor’s main event. And he stated, “I was watching McGregor’s fight. I always look at that these guys make so much money like millions and this stuff, why I can’t do it now? I’m a fighter, I’m a warrior and I also have something special inside me. I had to find some way and take out this talent and show it to the people.”
Between September 2017 and April 2018, he had three amateur MMA fights. The first of them was against future IMMAF World Champion Khaled Laallam, whom he defeated via submission in the second round. At that time he won his following two amateur fights, one by submission and one by technical knockout, completing his amateur career with a record of 3-0.
Know how Khamzat reached the top?
Khamzat was turned professional on May 26, 2018, at International Ring Fight Arena 14, against Gard Olve Sagen and he won successfully the fight via technical knockout in the second round. Chimaev’s next fight took place on August 18, 2018, which was against Ole Magnor at Fight Club Rush 3 and he also won via submission with a rear naked choke late in the first round.
After having his first two professional successful fights in Sweden, Chimaev signed with the Middle Eastern organization Brave Combat Federation and was scheduled to make his promotional debut against Benjamin Bennett on November 16, 2018. And after that, Bennett withdrew from a bout and was replaced by undefeated prospect Marko Kisič. Khamzat won the fight via technical knockout in the first round after dropping his opponent with a left hand.
On April 19, 2019, he fought against Ikram Aliskerov, at Brave CF 23 which was Chimaev’s debut in the welterweight division and he won the bout via knockout after landing an uppercut in the first round. This performance earned him Brave’s Knockout of Night award.
Khamzat’s Career in Ultimate Fighting Championship
And after that Victory, he was involved in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Khamzat made his promotional debut in a middleweight bout against John Phillips, replacing Duško Todorović, on July 16, 2020, at UFC on ESPN. He also won the fight via submission in the second round which earned him the Performance of the Night award.
According to the reports, on September 6, 2020, Chimaev would have another quick turnaround as he was booked to face Gerald Meerschaert on September 19, 2020, at UFC Fight Night 178 and won the fight against Meerschaert via knockout just 17 seconds into round one which earned him his third straight Performance of the Night award. This also made a new record, as it was the fastest three-fight winning streak in modern UFC history (66 days).
Chimaev is scheduled to face Diaz on September 10, 2022, at UFC 279.
How much the UFC Star earns? Know his Net Worth
Swedish professional mixed martial artist Khamzat Khizarovich Chimaev makes between 200k to 500k dollars as he gets paid a $234,500 salary.
Khamzat’s current net worth is $2.2 Million. He earned most of his earnings from his MMA fighting and others from Sponsorships. He has also won UFC’s Welterweight division from which he earned $642k.