Gilbert Burns: Khamzat might have problems with Costa

Gilbert Burns surprised many with his statement.

by Sededin Dedovic
Gilbert Burns: Khamzat might have problems with Costa
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The match between Khamzat Chimaev and Paulo Costa arouses a lot of interest. It is difficult to predict who could be the final winner in this match. Both fighters are fully prepared for this kind of match. However, Khamzat Chimaev is still someone who is expected to win.

Although Chimaev's level is higher at the moment, Burns believes that Khamzat Chimaev will have a difficult task in the match against Costa. Burns expects this match could be tied. "That is a good one,” Burns said, as quoted by MMA JUNKIE USA Today.

“I’m even going to make a big breakdown of that on my YouTube channel, but it’s a very close fight. I think it’s going to be decided in the clinch. I think Khamzat will come with a lot of pressure, try to take Costa down.

If he’s able, it’s going to be a big problem for Costa. But if Costa defends and can get away and use the striking, it’s going to be a long night for Khamzat.

Gilbert Burns: I think it’s a very close fight.

Just as most fans think, Burns also believes that the takedown could be decisive in this match, however, Burns is also aware that Costa also has his advantages.

Khamzat should not underestimate Costa's stand up
“I think it’s a very close fight and it will be decided in the clinch,” Burns said. “If Khamzat can take him down, Khamzat wins. But if Costa can defend it and use the striking, then Costa wins – very close fight”.

This will be one of the matches that will attract the most attention in the last few years. The fans are excited for what awaits them and hope for a real spectacle. We are still a little away from that.

Gilbert Burns