It didn’t take lengthy for Khamzat Chimaev to name out newly-crowned UFC middleweight champion Alex Pereira.
Khamzat (12-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC) has extra Octagon victories than Pereira (7-1 MMA, 4-0 UFC) and believes he deserves a title shot based mostly on his present undefeated streak and standout victories over Kevin Holland and Gilbert Burns.
The Chechen-born, Swedish-based expertise took to social media the place he teased a title showdown with Pereira following his come-from-behind TKO victory over defeated champ Israel Adesanya at UFC 281.
“This man did battle for the belt with a 6-1 file, let me smash him, I’ve a file 12-0 let’s go brother make it occur @danawhite in Brazil ” – Chimaev, who has two stoppage victories at middleweight, posted on Instagram.
Khamzat final fought at UFC 279 the place he defeated last-minute substitute Kevin Holland after trapping ‘Trailblazer’ with a brabo choke within the first spherical. The bout was contested at a catchweight of 180 kilos after Khamzat missed weight towards Nate Diaz and was demoted to the co-main occasion.
‘Borz’ is predicted to return to competitors subsequent 12 months towards former interim welterweight champion Colby Covington in a primary contender’s bout focused for UFC London.