Even though Khamzat Chimaev and Khabib Nurmagomedov are very different fighters and personalities they have a few things in common.
After Chimaev's last win against Gilbert Burns, fans have started to compare these two Russian-born fighters.
So let's compare the first 5 UFC fights of Khabib Nurmagomedov to Khamzat Chimaev.
Significant Strikes Landed: Khabib Nurmagomedov- 159 Khamzat Chimaev-220
Takedowns secured: Khabib Nurmagomedov- 29 Khamzat Chimaev- 6
Significant Strikes Absorbed: Khabib Nurmagomedov- 98 Khamzat Chimaev-120
Takedown against: Khabib Nurmagomedov- 2 Khamzat Chimaev-0
In his first 5 UFC fights, Khabib Nurmagomedov had a very close fight against Gleison Tibau. And Chimaev had a close fight with Gilbert Burns.
But, Chimaev has faced some elite opponents in his UFC career including Gilbert Burns, who was ranked number 2 before the fight.
On the other hand, Khabib Nurmagomedov was fighting lightweights outside the top 10 and yet he did not look as dominant as Chimaev.
So far, it's safe to say that Chimaev has a better record even though many fans believe that Chimaev will not be as dominant as Khabib Nurmagomedov in UFC.
However, The Eagle has solidified himself as one of the greatest of all time.
And Khamzat Chimaev has a long way to go to achieve that GOAT status.