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Kevin Holland Explains Why He Wants To Fight Khamzat Chimaev

Kevin Holland wants to fight Khamzat Chimaev. After Holland knocked out Jacare Souza at UFC 256, he used his post-fight interview to call out Chimaev for this Saturday's card. Although it is unlikely to happen, he spoke backstage and explained why he wants that fight. “He doesn’t have a reputation for...

Stephen Thompson: Chimaev’s Push Is A Slap In The Face To Fighters

Stephen Thompson feels that Khamzat Chimaev should have accomplished much more before being thrust onto the top of the welterweight division.  Khamzat Chimaev is 3 for 3 in his UFC fights, and now he gets the #3 fighter in the welterweight division, Leon Edwards, for his next fight. Chimaev himself...

Leon Edwards vs. Khamzat Chimaev Rescheduled for Jan. 20 Fight Night

Leon Edwards and Khamzat Chimaev have a new date lined up for their welterweight scrap. 2020 played host to phase one of the meteoric rise of Khamzat Chimaev, and 2021 may very well be the year that Chimaev breaks through to the championship ranks, as the first month of the...

Leon Edwards Eases Concerns About Upcoming Khamzat Chimaev Fight

Leon Edwards and Khamzat Chimaev will not be headlining the December 19 card, but the fight will still take place if Leon Edwards has anything to say about it. After testing positive for the COVID-19, Leon Edwards was pulled from the UFC Vegas 17 main event, and without a replacement...

Neil Magny Volunteers To Replace Edwards & Fight Chimaev Dec. 19

Neil Magny is not giving up on being Khamzat Chimaev’s next opponent. Before Leon Edwards was finalized as Khamzat Chimaev’s next opponent, Chimaev and the UFC were hitting the pavement hard to find an opponent for the undefeated juggernaut. While they were searching far and wide, Magny was standing directly...

BREAKING: Leon Edwards vs. Khamzat Chimaev Off Dec. 19 Card

Leon Edwards and Khamzat Chimaev will not be fighting one another on December 19 after all. Earlier in the week, reports came out the Chimaev tested positive for COVID-19. However, his team came out and said that was not true. But, according to ESPN's Ariel Helwani, Edwards has tested positive...

Chimaev Team Assures Dec. 19 Main Event Still On Despite Recent Reports

The UFC on ESPN+ 41 main event between Khamzat Chimaev and Leon Edwards is still on track for December 19 according to the Chimaev camp despite recent reports of a positive COVID-19 test. On Sunday evening, it was reported by a Swedish outlet that rising UFC phenom Khamzat Chimaev had...

UFC Rankings Report: Khamzat Chimaev Is Now A Ranked Fighter

The UFC rankings have been updated following UFC on ESPN+ 41! Check out all the changes below! Men’s Pound for Pound: No Changes Women’s Pound for Pound: No Changes Strawweight: Amanda Ribas is now tied with Tecia Torres at #9.   Women’s Flyweight: No Changes Women’s Bantamweight: No Changes  Women’s Featherweight: N/A Flyweight: Lots of changes...

Leon Edwards vs. Khamzat Chimaev Set to Headline Dec. 19 Event

Khamzat Chimaev finally has his next opponent in what will be a massive leap in competition for him in Leon "Rocky" Edwards. There has been no hotter prospect in 2020 than undefeated juggernaut Khamzat Chimaev, who has not broken a sweat in his demolition of three professional UFC fighters...

Khamzat Chimaev Comments On Possible Fights With Darren Till & Demian Maia

Khamzat Chimaev isn't sure who he is fighting next but is pretty confident he can defeat whoever it may be. He spoke with reporters recently in Abu Dhabi about some possible future opponents. “I don’t know,” Chimaev admitted regarding who his next opponent is (via MMAFighting). “I’m waiting for...

Michael Chiesa Explains Why Taking Khamzat Chimaev Fight Isn’t A Smart Move

Michael Chiesa believes fighting Khamzat Chimaev right now isn't a smart move for a lot of welterweight contenders. Ever since July, Chimaev has been the talk of the town with three dominant wins and now Dana White has said his next fight will be the main event against a ranked...

Stephen Thompson Explains Refusal To Fight Khamzat Chimaev

#5-ranked UFC welterweight Stephen Thompson currently has no plans to agree to fight Khamzat Chimaev. Khamzat Chimaev is without question one of the biggest stories in MMA of 2020. When it comes to newcomers, he’s an uncontested #1 in terms of buzz generated and projected potential. This is so indisputable...

Khamzat Chimaev Calls Out Israel Adesanya

Khamzat Chimaev has made a name for himself in quick fashion since debuting in the UFC this July. Following the middleweight title fight at UFC 253, Chimaev sent out a Tweet to Dana White, Sean Shelby, Mick Maynard, and the UFC stating he is ready for a title fight...

Ali Abdelaziz Promises Khamzat Chimaev Would Put Conor McGregor In A Wheelchair If They Fought

Manager, Ali Abdelaziz is confident Khamzat Chimaev would beat Conor McGregor badly if they fought. Chimaev is coming off an incredible one-punch KO win over Gerald Meerschaert in just 17 seconds on Saturday. Following the win, many wondered what would be next but for Abdelaziz, he doesn't think it will...

Mike Perry Sends A Message To Khamzat Chimaev

Mike Perry sent a message to Khamzat Chimaev after the Swede's UFC Vegas 11 win. On Saturday, Chimaev was set for the toughest fight to date as he was set to take on Gerald Meerschaert. "GM3" made it clear he was going to derail the Swede's hype, yet that is...