The Journey of Khamzat Chimaev
Chimaev moved from Chechnya to Sweden when he was just 19-years old. He went on to become a decorated wrestler in Sweden, having never been defeated in his wrestling career.
Chechnya to Sweden
Khamzat Chimaev's nickname
Khamzat Chimaev relies mostly on his wrestling skills. However, the Chechnya-born fighter also has incredible power in his hands as seen from his last win against Gerald Meerschaert via KO in the first minute of the very first round.
Khamzat Chimaev's Real Name
Khamzat Chimaev's real name is Khamzat Girikhanov. Borz made his professional MMA debut under this name, however, changed it later.
Khamzat Borz Chimaev
Borz translates to the wolf. It’s a Chechen word for the fiery animal that rules the animal kingdom in its own way. Wolf is also Chechnya’s national animal.