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Khamzat Chimaev verbally agrees to next fight with UFC’s top contender for Fight Island in October


UFC sensation Khamzat Chimaev seems to have secured his next fight inside the octagon.

The 11-0 welterweight with 10 finishes on his record last fought in a Fight of the Year contender against Gilbert Burns in April, but now he is targeting fights in Abu Dhabi in October.

Chimaev has become a UFC phenomenon
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While a fight against Nate Diaz in July was the UFC’s target, it didn’t materialize and now ‘Borz’ has turned his attention to Belal Muhammad.

Chimaev publicly called out Muhammad, ranked fifth in the division, promising to fight him if he agreed to leave his Palestinian flag at home.

The fighters are both devout Muslims, but all UFC fighters are barred from carrying their flags in the ring under new rules.

The Russian-born Swede, now ranked third after Burns’ victory, took to social media and told Muhammad: “I will fight you if you don’t take the Palestinian flag into battle.”

Muhammad replied, “Respect brother, I will also bring you a flag and we are both fighting for Palestine. I can no longer bring the flag into the battlefield even if I wanted to.

Chimaev replied quickly, as he usually does: “October, Abu Dhabi”.

Khamzat Chimaev verbally agrees to next fight with UFC’s top contender for Fight Island in October
Belal Muhammad, like Chimaev, not too far from a UFC title shot


Muhammad said the pair have a deal, so it’s now up to Dana White and the UFC to set up the fight.

Chimaev has become a UFC fan favorite in lightning-fast fashion.

After making his UFC debut in the summer of 2020, Chimaev would win three fights in the space of 66 days – the first two in 10 days – to post the fastest winning streak in UFC history. UFC.

Khamzat Chimaev verbally agrees to next fight with UFC’s top contender for Fight Island in October
UFC boss White is known to be a huge fan of Chimaev

The way he won them, all finishes, only endeared him more to UFC fans.

Muhammad is undefeated in eight fights with the no contest against Leon Edwards his only fight not to end in victory since 2019.

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