Did you enjoy that brief but violent fight with Khamzat Chimaev on Saturday night’s UFC Fight Island 3 card? Then we have good news for you. The Chechyen fighter just scored a record for fastest turnaround in UFC history, competing twice in the span of 10 days. And it sounds like the UFC will keep lining up fights for him so long as he wants to keep his foot on the gas pedal.
According to Yahoo Sports, UFC president Dana White is already working to get Chimaev onto the next UFC pay-per-view on August 15 headlined by Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier.
For those of you not keeping a close eye on the constantly updating COVID-19 situation, travel restrictions into the US have been lifted for some essential industry employees ... and professional sports athletes. So Chimaev can indeed bring his particular brand of ground domination to Las Vegas. It just may take a bit of extra paperwork, which could push things further back than August 15th according to MMA Junkie’s John Morgan.
Chimaev’s team tells me UFC is already working on securing him a visa to U.S. Sounds like #UFC252 might be a little too soon, but targeting late August or early September to get this hot prospect back in the cage. @KChimaev asked for @demianmaia on Twitter. Like that matchup? https://t.co/UXlWVO3XrP— John Morgan (@MMAjunkieJohn) July 26, 2020
Chimaev wrecked UFC newcomer Rhys McKee 3:09 into the first round, not allowing the Irish prospect a single punch in the lopsided bout. Ten days earlier on July 15th, Chimaev scored an ultra-rare 10-7 round en route to a second round submission over John Phillips. The two wins put Khamzat at 8-0 and set him as a force to be watched in the welterweight division.