Khamzat Chimaev has publicly called for a UFC title fight against Alex Pereira. Chimaev expressed his intent to finish the Brazilian fighter who recently became the UFC light-heavyweight champion.
Khamzat Chimaev, with an undefeated record, has aimed for a division change for this potential matchup. He confidently asserted that he could secure a victory within one round if the bout materialized. Taking to X (previously known as Twitter) he wrote:
@danawhite let me finish him
Despite Chimaev’s eagerness, Alex Pereira appeared undeterred. ‘Poatan’ dismissed the likelihood of granting him a title shot. He expressed readiness for any opponent the UFC assigns. The ongoing dialogue added intrigue to a potential future matchup in the UFC.
Khamzat Chimaev’s latest fight was against Kamaru Usman at UFC 294. Chimaev won the fight by a majority decision after enduring a grueling pace, almost securing a finish in the first round. This victory improved Chimaev’s record to 13 wins and 0 losses. Meanwhile, Alex Pereira facedJiri Prochazkain his last fight at UFC 295.
Pereira emerged victorious, securing the vacant light heavyweight title with a second-round TKO. This ended Prochazka’s 13-fight winning streak. Although controversial, Prochazka agreed with the stoppage decision, acknowledging it as the right call.
Khamzat Chimaev’s ‘broken hand’ injury rumor at UFC 294 dispelled
Khamzat Chimaev suffered a torn ligament in his right hand during his victory over Kamaru Usman at UFC 294. Chimaev’s right-hand ligament was torn, but fortunately, his hand was not broken.
After the fight, Chimaev expressed concerns about a broken hand in the post-fight interview. However, it was later revealed that Chimaev suffered a torn hand ligament. The injury was confirmed by Chimaev’s manager, Majdi Shammas.
It appears that surgery might be necessary for Chimaev’s recovery. UFC officials have not provided details on the timeline for his return or the extent of the injury. Chimaev’s ability to fight in the near future may be jeopardized due to the severity of the hand injury.
Neial N Bhuyan is a boxing/MMA writer at FirstSportz. He has been a MMA journalist since 2023 and has published over 500 articles. Neial has extensively covered multiple UFC title fights and crossover boxing matches for FirstSportz. He has invested over half a decade of his life in writing and the exciting prospect of mixed martial arts and boxing has enriched his life and helped him resonate with the millions of MMA fans worldwide through his writing.
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