SCARY! Khamzat Chimaev Destroys Heavy Bag as He Trains for Leon Edwards

Published 02/01/2021, 7:03 AM EST
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JULY 24: Khamzat Chimaev of Czechia poses on the scale during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in inside Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on July 24, 2020 in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


UFC welterweight, Khamzat Chimaev, has once again captured the MMA world’s attention with his every move in a recent video. ‘Borz’ who has a March 2021 fight booking is back to the gym with a ferocity after being sidelined. The Russian-Swedish fighter pulled out of his January 20, 2021 booking after coming down with COVID-19.

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He was slated to face Leon Edwards on two separate occasions, and the two will finally collide to round out the first quarter. Chiefly, Chimaev has captured the attention of not just fans, but his opponent as well with his recent training. Khamzat Chimaev can be seen ragdolling the heavy bag in a manner that is nothing short of an assault.

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Khamzat Chimaev is no stranger to grappling excellence as his reputation proceeds him at this point. Moreover, the 9-0 fighter has had an astronomical rise to the top, and he has a real opportunity to fight for gold before the year is over. Accruing a win over a top-ranked contender in Leon Edwards would be massive for his pro career.

UFC welterweights: Leon Edwards vs Khamzat Chimaev

‘Rocky’ Edwards had a dismal 2020, as he wasn’t able to follow through on a single booking through the entire year. Bookings against Tyron Woodley, Khamzat Chimaev, and a late notice title fight opportunity against Kamaru Usman all fell through. Not to mention, COVID-19 played its part in debilitating the crafty striker.

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SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS – JULY 20: Leon Edwards of Jamaica stands in his corner prior to facing Rafael Dos Anjos in their welterweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at AT&T Center on July 20, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
However, Edwards who is on an 8-fight win streak truly believes he has what it takes to solidify his status as the best. Based on his octagon performances thus far, it has become hard to deny his claim to the throne. Fighting Khamzat Chimaev is sure to provide the shine he needs to attract the attention of the casual fans.
However, if ‘Borz’ Chimaev were to come out with the upset, there’s no denying that he’ll be a massive superstar. To dethrone the number three ranked fighter in just his tenth pro-fight would be nothing short of marvelous. Furthermore, it all boils down to the stylistic clash and upon who has the weapons to impose their will.

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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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