Khamzat Chimaev is a Russian-born Swedish professional MMA Fighter who currently competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He is currently ranked in 11th position in the UFC Welterweight division. Chimaev is currently one of the hype trains in UFC. On July 16, 2020, he submitted John Philips. After 10 days on July 26, 2020, he finished Rhys Mckee and broke the record for the quickest turnaround between UFC wins in the modern era.
Chimaev has numerous prestigious awards and honors. He won Swedish Championships in freestyle wrestling three times.
On April 9, 2022, Chimaev fought Gilbert Burns for the first time at UFC 273. This was the toughest fight Chimaev ever fought. Although Chimaev won via unanimous decision, Burns gave him a tough time. This win will surely help Chimaev climb up the rank and eventually go for the title shot.
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Khamzat Chimaev: Quick Facts
|Full name||Khamzat Khizarovich Chimaev|
|Date of birth||1-May-1994|
|Father’s name||Under Review|
|Mother’s name||Under Review|
|Brother Name||Under Review|
|Height||6.2 feet (1.88 m)|
|Weight||77 Kg (170 pounds)|
|Body type||Athletic body|
|Eye color||Dark Brown|
|Shoe size||Under Review|
|Net worth||$1 million|
|Profession||Mixed Martial Artist|
|Social media presence||Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter|
|Source of Income||Salary and Bonuses, endorsement, sponsorship, and merchandise|
|Last Updated||April 2022|
Khamzat Chimaev was born on May 1 1994 in Chechnya, Russia. His family information is not available and will be updated as soon as possible. Some reports suggested that he has an older brother.
Chimaev started wrestling at the age of five. He was a good wrestler from an early age. He won a bronze medal at the Russian National Championships. In 2013 at the age of 18, he immigrated to Sweden with his mother and older brother.
These are the only information about the early life of Khamzat Chimaev at the moment and will be updated as soon as possible.
There is not much information about his education on the internet at the moment. However, some reports suggested that Chimaev completed his primary schooling at Russia’s local school. He also learned wrestling from an early age.
Khamzat Chimaev Age, Height, Weight, Body Measurement
Khamzat Chimaev was born on May 1, 1994 and is currently 27. Chimaev is 6 feet 2 inches tall or 188 cm tall and weighs around 77 kg or 170 lbs.
Chimaev’s body measurements and shoe size are under review and will be updated as soon as possible. Chimaev hair is black, and his eyes are dark brown. His zodiac sign is Taurus. Chimaev is a great wrestler too. He is a three-time Swedish National champion.
- MMA fighter Chimaev started wrestling at the age of 5 in Russia. He also won a bronze medal at the Russian National Championship.
- After moving to Sweden at 18, Chimaev wrestled at multiple clubs.
- In 2016, Chimaev won 86 kilograms Swedish Freestyle National Championship.
- Again in 2017, he won the Championship in the same category.
- Later in 2019, he won 96 kilograms Swedish Freestyle National Championship.
- He has also competed in Judo tournaments and had four combat sambo fights.
- Chimaev started MMA at the age of 23. He was inspired to be an MMA fighter by watching a UFC title fight between Conor McGregor and Jose Aldo.
- Chimaev completed his amateur career with 3-0. He finished two fights via submission and another via technical knockout.
- On May 26, 2018, Chimaev won his professional debut via technical knockout. He fought Gard Olve Sagen at International Ring Fight Arena.
- His next fight was against Ole Magnor in Fight Club Rush 3. Chimaev made his middleweight debut and won via technical submission.
- In 2018, Chimaev was signed by Brave Combat Federation.
- His first fight in the promotion was at welterweight against Marko Kisic. He won the fight in the first round via technical knockout.
- On December 22, 2018, he fought Sidney Wheeler and again won via technical knockout.
- At Brave CF 23, he knocked out Ikram Aliskerov in the first round.
- On October 4, 2019, Chimaev won the Fight against Mzwandile Hlongwa.
- On July 16 2020, Chimaev made his UFC debut against John Philips at UFC on ESPN 13. Chimaev won the fight via submission in round 2. This fight won him the Performance of the Night award.
- His next fight came 10 days after his first fight. He fought Rhys Mckee on July 26, 2020, at UFC on ESPN: Whittaker vs. Till. He won via technical knockout in the first round. This fight also earned him Performance of the Night.
- This win also made a new UFC record for the fastest consecutive wins in modern UFC history. The original record is held by Royce Gracie, who made this record with four wins at UFC 2.
- On September 19, 2020, Chimaev faced Meerschaert in a Middleweight bout where he finished the fight via KO in 17 seconds of the first round. This was Chimaev’s fastest career finish. He won the Performance of the Night for this award.
- Chimaev was set to face Leon Edwards on UFC Fight Night 183. However, the bout got canceled due to COVID-19, as both fighters tested COVID positive.
- On March 1, 2021, Chimaev announced that he would retire from the sport as he suffered lung complications caused by COVID-19. Later he fully recovered and was strong as ever.
- Chimaev returned to the Octagon against Li Jingliang at UFC 267. He finished the fight via technical submission and won the Performance of the Night.
- Chimaev’s toughest fight came on April 9, 2022, at UFC 273 when he fought Gilbert Burns. Although Chimaev won via unanimous decision, Burns gave him a tough time. This win will surely help Chimaev climb up the rank and eventually go for the title shot.
Khamzat Chimaev vs. Gilbert Burns
On April 9, 2022, at UFC 273 Chimaev fought Burns in a welterweight bout set for three rounds. They had an even matchup and both were going hard against each other. However, after three rounds, the bout went for the judge’s decision and Chimaev won via unanimous decision. This fight earned him the fight of the Night award.
Khamzat Chimaev vs. Li Jingliang
This welterweight bout was set for UFC 267 on October 30, 2021. He won the Performance of the Night award for this fight. He submitted Li Jingliang via rear-naked choke.
Khamzat Chimaev vs. Gerald Meerschaert
Chimaev faced Meerschaert in a Middleweight bout where he finished the fight via KO in 17 seconds of the first round. This was Chimaev’s fastest career finish. He won the Performance of the Night for this award.
Khamzat Chimaev vs. Rhys Mckee
On July 26, 2020, in Abu Dhabi, UAE UFC on ESPN: Whittaker vs. Till event was held.
The event featured a welterweight bout between Chimaev and Mckee. Chimaev won the Fight via TKO in round 1. Khamzat broke the record for the fastest turnaround between UFC wins in the modern era.
Khamzat Chimaev vs. John Philips
On July 16, 2020, Chimaev made his UFC debut against John Philips in a middleweight bout. Chimaev won the fight via submission in round 2. This fight won him the Performance of the Night award.
Who is Khamzat Chimaev Wife?
Chimaev’s personal life is not properly known as he is a private kind of person and is truly focused on his career. He is currently single. However, he might be in a relationship but the information is not available.
Some report suggests that he was at least in one relationship in the past. However, we cannot conclude about his personal life due to little information.
Khamzat Chimaev Net Worth
Chimaev net worth is estimated to be $1- $2 million as 2022. Chimaev earned $160,000 for his welterweight bout against Gilbert Burns at UFC 273. This was his highest earning from a fight. His base salary is around $100,000-$150,000.
Chimaev makes the majority of his money not just from fighting in the Octagon but also through lucrative sponsorship deals and advertisements.
Khamzat Chimaev Social Media
Twitter: 306.6k followers
Instagram: 3.6m followers