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Khamzat Chimaev

Khamzat Chimaev has taken the UFC world by storm and is one of the most famous MMA fighters in the world. The Russian-born-Swedish is known for his dominant fighting style, elite wrestling, and strong personality.

UFC fighter Khamzat Chimaev
UFC fighter Khamzat Chimaev (Credit: UFC)

‘Borz’ has a 12-0-0 pro MMA record with a 92% finish rate, including 5 by knockout victories, 6 by submission, and 1 by decision. Chimaev is considered one of the best freestyle wrestlers in the promotion. Since his debut, Chimaev has been mauling people and winning bouts without taking any strikes.

Khamzat Chimaev mauling Kevin Holland at UFC 279
Khamzat Chimaev mauling Kevin Holland at UFC 279 (Credit: UFC)

The Chechen is a gold medalist in freestyle wrestling, winning gold at the 2016, 2017, and 2018 Swedish Freestyle National Championships at 86 kilograms in multiple weight classes. Apart from this, he has competed in judo and sambo tournaments.

Career Highlights

Since his pro debut against Gard Olve Sagen in 2018, Chimaev maintained a spotless record. The majority of his wins came by stoppages and in some fights, he didn’t even take any damage.

The Chechen made his UFC debut against John Phillips in 2020. He submitted Philips in the second round and his following matches, Chimaev demonstrated spectacular performances.

Paulo Costa and Khamzat Chimaev engages in a heated verbal altercation
Paulo Costa and Khamzat Chimaev engage in a heated verbal altercation (Credit: Twitter)

‘Borz’ quickly rose to stardom and began making headlines for calling out top contenders from higher classes. Chimaev also became the center of some controversies. He often gets involved in backstage brawls and violent altercations.

Khamzat Chimaev turns heel at UFC 279
Khamzat Chimaev turns heel at UFC 279 (Credit: Twitter)

However, he backs up by his dominant performances. Since his debut, Chimaev has fought a total of 6 more times. Only one of his fights went to the distance when he fought one of the top welterweights, Gilbert Burns.

Khamzat Chimaev vs. Gilbert Burns
Khamzat Chimaev puts up an incredible performance against Gilbert Burns (Credit: UFC )

Chimaev was set to fight Nate Diaz at UFC 279 but that fight was canceled as he missed weight. He was also involved in a backstage brawl with Team Diaz and Kevin Holland.

Khamzat Chimaev submits Kevin Holland in the first round at UFC 279
Khamzat Chimaev submits Kevin Holland in the first round at UFC 279 (Credit: UFC)

The main card of UFC 279 was reshuffled and Chimaev went on to fight Kevin Holland. He beat Holland very easily and dominated him throughout out the fight before submitting him in the 1st round.

Net Worth

Chimaev’s net worth is estimated to be around $1 million. But some sources suggest that the number could be much more than that. He made his biggest payday when he beat Burns at UFC 273. Reportedly, he made a whopping $350,000 from that fight.

Endorsements and Charity

Khamzat Chimaev is one of the most famous fighters on the roster. He is currently sponsored by Smilodox. However, some brands which are associated with him are Energy Drink, Hatstore, and RDX Sports.

Khamzat Chimaev with Darren Till
Khamzat Chimaev with Darren Till (Credit: UFC)

The Chechen is very close to Darren Till and Till is often seen cornering Chimaev. He trains and hangs out with Till. Both of them helped a soup kitchen in Stockholm to feed the homeless.

Family and Personal life

Chimaev was born in the Chechen Republic of Russia but later moved to Sweden. As per the sources, he started wrestling when he was five years old and won bronze medals in National tournaments.  When he turned 18, Chimaev immigrated to Sweden with his mother and joined his older brother, Artur, who competes in freestyle wrestling.

Chimaev trains at Allstar Training Center in Stockholm, Sweden. Since starting his pro-MMA career, Chimaev has been training there. He also used to live in the gym at the start of his career.

According to sources, he used to work at a poultry factory in Kalmar before moving to Stockholm. He also did some security work before making his professional debut.

Khamzat Chimaev gets married
Khamzat Chimaev gets married (Credit: Instagram)

Chimaev allegedly got married in his hometown, Chechnya. However as Chimaev is very secretive about his personal life, there is no information about his wife.

Name

Khamzat Chimaev

Date of Birth

1 May 1994 (age 28)

Born

Chechnya, Russia

Nickname

Borz

Height

6 ft 2 in (188 cm)

Weight

170 lb

Reach

75 in

Record

12-0

Stance

Orthodox

How to contact Khamzat Chimaev

Instagram: @khamzat_chimaev

Twitter: @KChimaev

Facebook: Khamzat Chimaev

Website: www.khamzatofficial.com

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