Khamzat Chimaev got the rare permission to perform outside the UFC – the Swede went on to have a freestyle wrestling match in a cage against another UFC ace in Jack Hermansson.
Generally speaking, it’s not unheard of to be a part of a challenge but typically those challenges that the UFC lets happen end up on UFC Fight Pass. Remember Cub Swanson shredding his leg during a grappling match up?
While it’s said that Chimaev comes from a wrestling background – he’s also quite definitely not familiar with the finesses of the rules.
I dont think Chimaev understands the mechanics of this technique
He literally threw himself on his back and (idk the score) gave Hermansson 2/4 points lmao https://t.co/YafpNSX5E3
— Aндrew (@AndrewA1994) November 19, 2021
The full match is embedded below.
In case you’re curious to check out some of Khamzat wrestling antics you might also want to check out this clip:
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.