MMA – Khamzat Chimaev agrees to face former UFC welterweight title challenger Gilbert Burns.
Ranked second among welterweights, Gilbert Burns is not overwhelmed by proposals. As he said recently, no athlete calls out to him for a next fight. None, apart from Khamzat Chimaev. The latter is ready to take anyone as long as it allows him to climb the standings.
Rumors of a clash between the two men in January had also circulated. However, the Brazilian did not seem excited to face someone who is still not in the top 10. Indeed, Burns is chasing a new title shot and a shock against Chimaev would be a big risk-taking. .
However, his position seems to have changed. Since no one is positioned to face him, Burns is now prepared to take that risk and face Chimaev. “Durinho”, as he is known, therefore took his phone to contact the Swedish-Chechen.
“April 9? Burns asked Chimaev via Instagram.
Always up for it, Chimaev replied: “Yes let’s go my brother”.
The shock is not official, but the two men have already agreed to face each other on April 9.
Gilbert Burns remains on a unanimous decision victory over Stephen Thompson at UFC 264. Prior to that, he lost to champion Kamaru Usman by TKO. As for Khamzat Chimaev, he is still undefeated in 10 fights and has never known the decision. His last submission victory over Jingliang Li in UFC 267 was impressive in mastery.
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