In an exciting development for UFC fans, it has been confirmed that Khamzat Chimaev and Kamaru Usman will face off in a highly anticipated showdown on the Abu Dhabi PPV event scheduled for October. The news of this epic clash between two of the most talented stars in the UFC has created a buzz within the MMA community.
The speculation about a potential bout between Chimaev and Usman began when the two engaged in some verbal exchanges, teasing the possibility of a thrilling encounter. However, while fans eagerly anticipated the matchup, UFC President Dana White initially expressed his lack of enthusiasm for this particular bout.
Reports emerged suggesting that Kamaru Usman preferred to face ‘The Chechnyan native’ at a catchweight limit. When questioned about the potential Usman vs. Chimaev during the UFC Vegas 73 press conference, White provided insight into Usman’s desires, stating, “It’s a fight that Usman wants, that’s no secret.”
White also revealed that Usman personally lobbied for the bout, emphasizing his admiration for the welterweight champion’s achievements. However, White firmly stated his stance on catchweight fights, declaring, “I don’t do catchweights, I don’t do it.”
Despite White’s reservations, recent developments indicate that the UFC has reached an agreement with both stars regarding the weight class for the bout, making the event a reality.
Adin Ross, a well-known personality in the gaming and streaming community, leaked this information during a live stream, further fueling the excitement surrounding the Chimaev vs. Usman clash.
“Usman and Chimaev like damn bro. October 21st. Y’all didn’t know that, you casuals? Wait, did I just. Bro, all day. Y’all had no idea. ”
The news is all the more credible considering Chimaev is friends with Adin Ross BFF Andrew Tate. Not to mention that NELK boys, and Ross often accompany Dana White on his casino trips.
Since 2014, Benny A. King has been fully immersed in the world of combat sports. Starting with a blog about Greco Roman wrestling, Benny’s passion for combat sports has led him to explore various disciplines.