One of the most explosive fights of the year, Khamzat Chimaev vs Kamaru Usman, is right around the corner. UFC fans are in for a massive treat; this Saturday night promises to be beyond entertaining! Kamaru Usman had to swap with Paulo Costa because Costa was forced to pull out.
This is a must-win for both fighters; Kamaru has been on a daunting 2 match-losing streak; on top of that, he lost his welterweight belt. Khamzat, on the other hand, is on a fascinating winning streak and is one step away from becoming the title challenger.
The important thing to know is that this match is happening at middleweight; if Kamaru wins, he will seamlessly proceed to fight Sean Strickland for the 2nd time. In their first encounter, Kamaru secured a comprehensive unanimous decision win.
Both fighters are super-aggressive, so it would be fair to assume that it does not last all rounds, and we may witness a brutal knockout. Hopefully, the last-minute acceptance from Kamaru Usman does not lead to a one-sided match; Kamaru is ready and believes in his skills and abilities as a fighter.
Kamaru Usman on fighting Khamzat Chimaev
In a recent interview with TMZ, Kamaru Usman shared his thoughts on fighting Khamzat Chimaev and responded to the possibility of getting a title shot. “He’s very skilled,” Usman said as quoted by mmajunkie.usatoday.com.
“He’s strong, he’s big, he’s fast, he can wrestle, he can grapple, he can strike. He has everything – but so do I. At the end of the day, we’re all human beings. Everybody feels invincible until someone comes in and pokes that balloon”.
Usman further said: “It’s a built-in, Sean Strickland’s the champion. I’ve already taken care of him. Not to say he’s not better – he is. But I’ve got a mountain in front of me that I need to scale and climb, so we’ll get through that first and then we’ll worry about what’s next”.