Khamzat Chimaev is all set to go for his blockbuster fight against Gilbert Burns at UFC 273. With only two days to go, Chimaev gives his final predictions for the upcoming welterweight fight.
UFC 273 features two title fights on its main and co-main events. However, the fight between Khamzat Chimaev and Gilbert Burns is undoubtedly the people’s main event. The entire world will tune in to watch the rising superstar take on his toughest challenge yet in his UFC career. The fight is set to take place at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida.
After successfully making weight for his welterweight fight, Chimaev is ready to go into the octagon and get another finish for his record. The fighter talks to UFC broadcaster, Megan Olivi ahead of the fight and gives his predictions for his fight. “Nice energy here. Gonna go and take over now,” said Chimaev talking about being the fan favorite in this fight.
“I don’t think he has the energy for this fight. I don’t think so. He lost his energy for the fight. In the hotel I saw the guy many times, he doesn’t want to fight.” Chimaev is currently 10-0 in his career and has finished all his fights. Beating Gilbert would make Khamzat enter the conversation for the next title shot.
Khamzat Chimaev thinks Gilbert Burns is scared ahead of the fight
Khamzat and Burns had an intense face-off at the ceremonial weigh-ins and were ready to go at it. Chimaev is a massive favorite for this fight against a #2 contender. With only four fights in the UFC, Chimaev is already a favorite to become the next UFC champion. “I’ve been face-to-face with him in the hotel, I’ve seen the guy before as well. He is scared, boy,” said Khamzat.
“I don’t know, we’ll see. I am just going to go in and take his head,” said Khamzat on how he finishes Burns to keep his streak of 10 finishes going. “A king. Watch the king,” Khamzat’s response to what a person that has never watched him fight, can expect from UFC 273. Watch Khamzat’s interview with Megan Olivi below:
Khamzat is coming off a dominant win against Li Jingliang at UFC 267 while Burns is coming off a stunning win against former title contender Stephen Thompson. Chimaev will have all the eyes in the world on him but the “Borz” does not seem like he will break under pressure.