Dana White, Jon Jones, and Others React To Khamzat Chimaev’s Sensational 17 Second Knockout Victory

Published 09/19/2020, 10:26 PM EDT


UFC middleweight Khamzat Chimaev has set the MMA world ablaze after securing a thunderous first-round KO over Gerald Meerschaert. The end came in just 00:17 of the very first round and the hype behind ‘Borz’ has truly taken shape. The Swedish-Russian fighter improved to 9-0 and has looked like a tyrant in the UFC in his nascent career.

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What’s more, Khamzat has been versatile in moving between different weight classes in the promotion. Not to mention, he is a record holder for fighting twice in just 10 days during the company’s visit to Fight Island. With another sensational win under his belt, Khamzat Chimaev will look to carry forward his momentum into the company’s second trip to Yas Island.

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Twitter explodes after Khamzat Chimaev earns a statement KO win

UFC President Dana White couldn’t contain his excitement over Chimaev’s performance over ‘GM3’. Moreover, the long-time boss of the company has backed up Khamzat from the beginning and it’s easy to see why.

On the other hand, UFC veteran Belal Muhammad consoled Meerschaert after his disappointing outing. Additionally, a key narrative was Gerald’s goal to stop his opponent from making his second fight in Abu Dhabi a reality.

Furthermore, former UFC Light Heavyweight champion Jon Jones gave a shout-out to Khamzat after his decisive win.

Not to mention UFC commentator Joe Rogan and fellow UFC standout fighters were quick to comment on the legitimacy of Khamzat. His astronomical rise in the company led to many detractors of the undefeated prospect.

Moreover, Former two-division UFC champion Daniel Cormier dropped a video grab on Twitter and commented on Chimaev’s win. Chiefly, ‘DC’ expressed his excitement to dissect his performance with famed ESPN reporter Ariel Helwani on their show.

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What’s more, UFC staple Raquel Pennington touched upon the fact that the aforementioned fight card was chalked with finishes. From the preliminary section of the card, fighters have not failed to deliver on the action.

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Khamzat Chimaev has truly set himself apart from his contemporaries with his most recent performance. The sky is the limit for ‘Borz’ who will look to maintain his upward trajectory.

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Darryl Pinto

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Darryl Pinto is a senior MMA writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Mass Media (with a specialization in Journalism) out of Xavier’s College and has a year's experience in his current role. Darryl specializes in predictions, reporting, and covering UFC events live.

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