Reach75 in. (6' 3/190 cm)
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Biography(references)Khamzat Khizarovich Chimaev , is a Russian-born Swedish professional mixed martial artist and freestyle wrestler who competes in the welterweight and middleweight divisions of the Ultimate Fighting Championship . In wrestling, Chimaev is a three-time Swedish National champion. As of November 23, 2021, he is #11 in the UFC welterweight rankings.
Combat ApproachChimaev also proved its effectiveness on the regional circuit as well, with a quick win over former two-time GHSA wrestling champion Sidney Wheeler after taking him down with an outside trip. Although his striking is still relatively unknown and untested, it involves heavy knockout power from the orthodox stance while utilizing basic boxing and mixing up kicks. He has previously used it to drop past opponents on the regional circuit, including former combat sambo World Champion Ikram Aliskerov.
Fighter Trivia(references)He carries a notable scar on his lip, which he got at the age of two when he fell down on concrete stairs, leaving him unable to breathe correctly through one nostril. Before he began competing professionally, he worked at a poultry factory in Kalmar and also did security work. Chimaev contracted COVID-19 in December 2020 and suffered lingering symptoms that required multiple hospitalizations and the cancelation of a scheduled fight against Leon Edwards.
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