“Khamzat Chimaev is the future. Best prospect I’ve ever seen. Khabib 2.0 ‘: UFC fans go wild for Swedish social media fighter after winning his SECOND BATTLE IN TEN DAYS … comparing him to current lightweight world champion Nurmagomedov
- UFC fans have gone crazy for Swedish fighter Khazmat Chimaev
- Chimaev’s first round win over Rhys McKee was his second win in ten days
- Many compare Chimaev with lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov
UFC fans love Swedish fighter Khazmat Chimaev after winning his second fight in 10 days.
Chimaev, who achieved the two recent wins in different weight classes, made light work of Rhys McKee with a first-round stoppage after picking up the Northern Irish fighter, carrying him to his own corner and working on him in the opening round. His monstrous performance in the welterweight fight earned him ‘performance of the night’.
Just ten days earlier, Chimaev knocked out another round in the first round over John Phillips in the middleweight division.
Fans go crazy for Swedish fighter Khamzat Chimaev after his second victory in ten days
Many compare Chimaev with lightweight world champion Khabib Nurmagomedov
Fans have compared Chimaev’s behavior and killer instinct to none other than current lightweight world champions Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Khabib is one of the most feared fighters in the octagon because he has a perfect 28-0-0 record in the UFC.
A fan took to Twitter after Chimaev’s dominance in the first round, as he said, “Khamzat Chimaev is next Khabib.”
Another fan said, “Khamzat Chimaev is the future. Best prospect I’ve ever seen. Khabib 2.0 ‘.
The comparison didn’t stop there, as sports radio host Jim Rome joined in with the Chimaev hype and tweeted, ‘Holy crap Chimaev ?! Khabib 2.0. The hype is real. ‘
Another fan was amazed at how the Swede’s victories were achieved within the octagon, as he said, “Chimaev is the next pure domination of Khabib.”
The 26-year-old, who with his long beard and short hair also resembles the Russian Nurmagomedov, set a modern UFC record within ten days after his second victory.
His ten-day Phillips and McKee massacre was the shortest period between octagon wins since the days of one-night tournaments.
He has also benefited financially from his two quick-fire wins as he posted over $ 100,000 more than his fighting bursaries for his ‘POTN’ bonuses.
It’s no wonder that Chimaev was rewarded for his performance in the welterweight fight with McKee, as he received 68 strikes – 40 of which were classified as significant strikes – while his opponent didn’t land a single finger on him.