VIDEO: Khamzat Chimaev Shows off His Dancing Skills as He Performs a ‘Lezginka’ on Christmas

Published 12/26/2021, 2:23 AM EST


Khamzat Chimaev is one of the hottest prospects in the UFC right now. Presently, ‘Borz’ competes in the welterweight and middleweight division of the promotion. The MMA community identifies the Swedish wrestler for his brutal fighting style and fearless attitude. However, the fierce warrior has an aesthetic side to him. One that stems out of his home country, Russia.

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The Sweden-based wrestler is a Russian-born, who calls the Chechen Republic his home. Remarkably, the 27-year-old is well versed in his culture. Recently, a video of Chimaev performing the ‘Lezginka’ folk dance circulated on the internet, a dance form that originates from his country.

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In the video, we can see Chimaev dancing to Russian tunes along with a female partner. ‘Borz’ then concludes his performance and respectfully bows to his partner as he leaves the stage.

The dancing video of Chimaev showcased an unusual side of the fighter. Surely, one that he will restrict only for the holidays.

What’s ahead for Khamzat Chimaev? 

The 27-year-old started 2021 slowly as he dealt with some medical issues. As a result, the welterweight had to pull out of his fight against Leon ‘Rocky’ Edwards. Arguably, the biggest fight of his career. It affected the surging contender badly, as he eventually considered retirement because of his inability to fight.

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – SEPTEMBER 19: (R-L) Khamzat Chimaev of Chechnya punches Gerald Meerschaert in their middleweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on September 19, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

However, Chimaev (10-0) bounced back and made an impressive comeback against Li Jingliang. Notably, this win helped Chimaev break into the UFC welterweight rankings where he is currently at No.11. Interestingly, Chimaev has called out almost all the fighters on the roster but no one seems to be interested in taking on ‘Borz’.

Meanwhile, UFC President Dana White has revealed that ranked welterweight fighter Neil Magny is ready to lock horns with Chimaev if need be. Recently, Chimaev got into a Twitter feud with welterweight #5 Belal Muhammad, who is coming off a dominant win against Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson.

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Both of the fighters are a suitable match for ‘Borz’, however, only time and Dana White can tell who will kick-start the next year against the Swedish fighter. Who do you think will face off against Khamzat Chimaev next year? Tell us in the comments below.

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Aashish Kumar

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Aashish Kumar is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. A graduate in Journalism & Mass Communication, this Israel Adesanya fan has interned at reputed media houses and gained valuable reporting experience. Building on that experience, Aashish will look to tap into his love for combat sports and let fans benefit from his passion and journalistic expertise.

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