While it may not have been the outing that Chimaev has made us used to, the 27-year old fighter emerged victorious against Gilbert Burns at UFC 273.
After the incredible win, which came with its fair share of troubles, let's take a look at who Khamzat could face next after UFC 273.
Khamzat Chimaev could face Colby Covington next following win over Gilbert Burns at UFC 273.
The winner of Vicente Luque and Belal Muhammad could also be the next possible opponent for Khamzat Chimaev.
Edwards and Chimaev were scheduled to fight each other at one point. Needless to say, should Edwards fail at his chance to grab the welterweight gold, he could face Khamzat Chimaev next.
Chimaev has called out Masvidal in the past, and a fight against the "Gamebred" is as good as it comes.
While highly unlikely, Chimaev vs Thompson should be fairly easier match-up for Chimaev, looking at Thompson's recent performances against wrestling-heavy fighters.