VIDEO: Khamzat Chimaev Destroys Jack Hermansson in a Wrestling Exhibition Fight

Published 11/20/2021, 4:30 AM EST


Khamzat Chimaev is currently one of the most dominant fighters in the UFC. Having practiced wrestling since childhood, the Russian-born martial artist possesses amazing wrestling skills that he has already showcased in the UFC.

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Recently, ‘Borz’ competed in a freestyle wrestling match against Jack Hermansson. The bout headlined the event at Bulldog Fight Night on November 19 in Gothenburg, Sweden.

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Chimaev, who was the pre-bout favorite, surely lived up to the expectations. ‘Borz’ looked much bigger than his opponent. He started the bout with a huge throw, sending Hermansson to the mat.

Chimaev landed another takedown going behind Hermansson. Even though the latter retaliated, he couldn’t do much to the UFC welterweight fighter. ‘Borz‘ continued to dominate ‘The Joker’ and won the contest with an 8-0 scoreline.

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His wrestling match showed that he wasn’t feeling the effects of his UFC 267 match against Li Jingliang.

What awaits Khamzat Chimaev in the UFC?

Ever since a stunning first-round submission win in his comeback bout, UFC fans are waiting for Khamzat Chimaev’s next opponent. The 10-0 fighter has competed in four UFC fights and has three first-round finishes and one in the second round.

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JULY 26: Khamzat Chimaev of Czechia celebrates after his TKO victory over Rhys McKee of Northern Ireland in their welterweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event inside Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on July 26, 2020 in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

After his recent win, ‘Borz’ desired to come back to the octagon as soon as possible. He is likely to return in the first quarter of 2022. Gilbert Burns, Leon Edwards, Nate Diaz, and even Conor McGregor‘s name came up for Chimaev’s next cage partner. However, there has been no official announcement yet.

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‘Borz’ is now a top-10 fighter and will have a lot of attention when he walks to the octagon for the fifth time. However, it might take some time for the promotion to find him a viable dance partner.

What are your thoughts on Chimaev’s performance against Hermansson? Who do you think should be next for him? Let us know in the comments.

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Afnan Chougle

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Afnan Chougle is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. Besides writing, this Media graduate is an integral part of the digital web stories team for combat sports. Before joining EssentiallySports, Afnan gained valuable experience as an intern at Jiostudios Production House.

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