The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has recently announced that they have a fight set for Abu Dhabi. Undefeated prospect Khamzat Chimaev has already declared his interest in the bout and is now waiting to hear from the UFC. It is certainly an exciting prospect for fans of the sport, and it will be interesting to see which opponent the UFC pairs him up against.
Chimaev is a rising star in the UFC. He is undefeated in his professional career, having quickly won all three of his UFC bouts within a nine-month span. His latest win, a first round TKO over Rhys McKee at UFC Fight Night, solidified Chimaev’s status as a rising star in the promotion. His record speaks for itself, and he has been vocal about wanting to compete in Abu Dhabi.
The weight class for the bout has not been specified yet, but Chimaev has stated that he is comfortable fighting at either 170-pound or 185-pound weight classes. This could be intriguing, as Abu Dhabi has hosted fights in both divisions, with the likes of Khabib Nurmagomedov and Eddie Alvarez competing in the lightweight division in the past.
The fight card for Abu Dhabi is beginning to take shape, and Chimaev’s bout should be one of the most exciting on the card. In addition to Chimaev, fans can expect to see a handful of other top fighters on the card, including the likes of Francis Ngannou, Jared Cannonier and Alistair Overeem.
No matter the outcome of the fight, it is clear that Khamzat Chimaev is a name to watch out for in the future. He has been vocal about wanting to compete in Abu Dhabi, and now it seems that it is only a matter of time before the UFC books the fight. Fans are sure to be excited, and with the potential for some exciting matchups, the card promises to deliver an entertaining night of action.