Khamzat Chimaev wants to fight Alex Pereira for the UFC middleweight title.
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It didn’t take long for Khamzat Chimaev to call out newly-crowned UFC middleweight champion Alex Pereira.
Khamzat (12-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC) has more Octagon victories than Pereira (7-1 MMA, 4-0 UFC) and believes he deserves a title shot based on his current undefeated streak and standout victories over Kevin Holland and Gilbert Burns.
The Chechen-born, Swedish-based talent took to social media where he teased a title showdown with Pereira following his come-from-behind TKO victory over defeated champ Israel Adesanya at UFC 281.
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“This guy did fight for the belt with a 6-1 record, let me smash him, I have a record 12-0 let’s go brother make it happen @danawhite in Brazil ” – Chimaev, who has two stoppage victories at middleweight, posted on Instagram.
Khamzat last fought at UFC 279 where he defeated last-minute replacement Kevin Holland after trapping ‘Trailblazer’ with a brabo choke in the first round. The bout was contested at a catchweight of 180 pounds after Khamzat missed weight against Nate Diaz and was demoted to the co-main event.
‘Borz’ is expected to return to competition next year against former interim welterweight champion Colby Covington in a number one contender’s bout targeted for UFC London.
‘Let me smash him’ — Khamzat Chimaev calls out newly-crowned UFC champ Alex Pereira – Bloody Elbow