The Journey of Khamzat Chimaev

Not even Conor McGregor managed to achieve the heights that Khamzat Chimaev has in such a short period of time. The Chechnya born Swedish fighter is one of the most popular fighters right now.

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 has competed both in the welterweight and the middleweight division. Chimeav has also drawn similarities with the likes of Khabib Nurmagomedov for his dominant fighting style.

BORZ

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.