Khamzat Chimaev Net Worth 2024: How rich is the Chechnyan star?

Khamzat Chimaev is the most feared fighter in the UFC. Let us take a look at his net worth to see if fear pays well.


Khamzat Chimaev Net Worth 2024: How rich is the Chechnyan star?

Khamzat-Chimaev has a decent net worth (Credits: IMAGO)

NameKhamzat Chimaev
Net Worth$1 million
Age29
ResidenceStockholm, Sweden
Sources of wealthMMA
Height6 ft 2 in
MMA record12-0-0
Last UpdatedJanuary 2024.

Khamzat Chimaev is one of the rising welterweights in the UFC. His net worth is estimated to be over $1 million. The fighter has been recognized as one of the best welterweights in the division. The Russian-born 29-year-old fighter sits at #4 in the UFC’s welterweight rankings. Khamzat Chimaev was born on May 1, 1994, in Beno-Yurt, Chechnya, Russia. He stands 6 ft 2 in tall and weighs 170 lbs and fights in the welterweight division.

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He made the headlines when he fought two fights in the span of 10 days and won both of them. Eventually, he fought once more, making it three times in a span of fewer than 70 days. He is yet to be defeated in his MMA career, with 12 fights under his belt. Currently, he is considered a threat in both the welterweight and middleweight divisions. Unsurprisingly, it looks like he’ll be staying at middleweight given his trouble at making weight in the lower weight class.

Related: Why did Khamzat Chimaev change his nationality?

Khamzat Chimaev Net Worth 2023

According to multiple sources, the fighter is said to have a net worth of $1 million. Considering MMA is the only major source of his wealth, he has surely made quite a fortune. Most of his income is from his record win against Kevin Holland at UFC 279, where he earned a whopping $1 million as a base salary. In his debut performance against Phillips at UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs Ige, he took home $73,300.

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Khamzat Chimaev
Khamzat Chimaev (Credits: MMA Fighting)

In most of his fights in the UFC, he has earned the Performance of the Night bonus. According to sources, the bonus is $50,000. There is no doubt his net worth will exponentially grow when he becomes more active.

Khamzat Chimaev Fighting Career

Khamzat’s career in combat started with wrestling, as he was considered one of the best freestyle wrestlers in the country of Sweden. He is a two-time gold medalist at the National level. Chimaev had trained in MMA for only 3 years when he made his debut in the UFC. He trained with UFC’s Alexander Gustafsson. Chimaev was 3-0 in his amateur fights. Chimaev had two professional fights and was part of the Brave Combat Federation, where he had four fights. Khamzat won all four fights via finish.

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Khamzat Chimaev (Credits: MMA Fighting)

He was then signed to the UFC with a record of 6-0. His debut came against John Phillips in the middleweight division on July 16, 2020. He won the fight via submission in the second round, winning the night’s performance. His second fight was against Rhys McKee at welterweight on July 25, 2020. He beat McKee via TKO in the very first round. In 10 days, Chimaev earned two wins.

His third fight came against Gerald Meerschaert on September 19, 2020, and he won the fight in just 17 seconds. The biggest challenge of his career came against Gilbert Burns. Chimaev emerged victorious in a hard-fought bout. Eventually, at the end of 2022, Chimaev had trouble making the welterweight weight limit. He decided to move permanently to the middleweight division. Many expect Chimaev to win the UFC gold one day.

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Khamzat Chimaev Personal Life

Khamzat comes from a wrestling family, as his brother also is a prominent freestyle wrestler in his country. His brother’s name is Artur. The welterweight fighter is very close to the Head of the Chechen Republic, Ramzan Kadyrov. The dictator has even gifted Chimaev a Mercedes Benz. When the fighter contemplated retiring after suffering various complications due to COVID-19, Kadyrov assured his people that he would convince Chimaev to return to fighting.

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Khamzat Chimaev married (Credits: IMAGO)

Recently, ‘Borz’ tied the knot in a private ceremony in his home of Chechnya. His close friends and family attended the ceremony. The function had one notable guest, Ramzan Kadyrov.

FAQs

What is Khamzat Chimaev’s net worth?

Khamzat Chimaev’s net worth is estimated to be around $1 million.

How old is Khamzat Chimaev?

Khamzat is 29 years old.

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Where is Khamzat Chimaev from?

Chimaev was born in Chechnya, Russia, but he fights out of Stockholm, Sweden. In 2023, Chimaev became a citizen of the UAE.

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