Is Khamzat Chimaev Hype Train Getting Derailed Next?

Over the years, we have seen so many hype trains get derailed in UFC when they face top-level competition.

While Stipe Miocic stopped Ngannou's hype train in the heavyweight division, Tyron Woodley put a halt to Darren Till's hype train in the welterweight division. And there are many fighters who are on the list of hype trains that got derailed in UFC.

And many fans believe Khamzat Chimaev going to be the next on this list in his upcoming fight against Gilbert Burns.

However, through four dominant finishes in his UFC career, Chimaev has proven that he is the next big thing in UFC.

If we look at Chimaev's UFC career so far, his last win against Li Jingliang stands out from the rest as the Leech is the only ranked opponent in Chimaev's record.

The knockout win over Santiago Ponzinibbio proves that Li Jingliang has the power and strength to put Chimaev in trouble.

 He also showed good wrestling skills and takedown defense in his fight against Neil Magny, who is one of the top grapplers in the division.

However, Chimaev picked Li Jingliang up, took his back, secured dominant positions on the ground, and submitted him with ease.

Chimaev also knocked out Gerald Meerschaert, who is an experienced UFC middleweight.

Khamzat Chimaev has a huge size, strength, and reach advantage including the welterweight champion, Kamaru Usman.

His wrestling pedigree and striking prowess make him even more difficult to deal with inside the UFC octagon.

And it won't be surprising to see Chimaev beat the top UFC welterweights such as Kamaru Usman and Colby Covington considering he is a better striker than both of them.

The fans might even see Chimaev outwrestling the likes of Covington and Usman due to the sheer size and strength difference. Now, whether Chimaev can do it for 5 rounds is something that the fans have not seen it yet.

However, if Chimaev keeps finishing fights in such dominant fashion then he might even win the UFC title without entering the championship rounds.

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