Khamzat Chimaev Biography

Khamzat Chimaev

Quick Facts Of Khamzat Chimaev

Celebrated Name Khamzat Chimaev
Age 26 Years
Nick Name Chimaev
Birth Name Khamzat Hizarovitj Chimaev
Birth Date 1994-05-01
Gender Male
Profession MMA Fighter
Nationality Swedish
Birth Nation Chechnya
Place Of Birth Chechnya
Ethnicity Russian-White
Race White
Residence Stockholm, Sweden
Siblings 1
Brothers 1; Sweden Chimaev
School Local Private School
University University in Sweden
Religion Muslim
Horoscope Taurus
Sexual Orientation Straight
Marital Status Unmarried
Net Worth $700K-$800K
Source of Wealth Wrestling and MMA Fight
Height 6 ft 2 in
Weight 84 Kg
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Dark Brown

Khamzat Chimaev is a Chechen-Swedish mixed martial artist who competes in the welterweight and middleweight divisions of the UFC. He is undefeated and has won all of his fights in under 2 rounds. He also came to the limelight for being the training partner of another Swedish fighter Alexander Gustafsson and was praised by the UFC president Dana White for fighting twice in less than 15 days. He has been active in the MMA organization since 2020. Recently, he illustrated UFC's battle island as a brand new prospect. He has gained momentum for fighting twice in 10 days gap in two different divisions for the UFC. Till now, he has finished his opponents in every professional fight he has ever been in-6 by knockout, 3 by submission-for a record of 9-0. Before signing with the UFC, he fought on the Scandinavian and Middle Eastern circuits, including four fights with Brave CF. He made his UFC debut on 16th July 2020. He won his first championship from John Phillips. Not only this, but Khamzat also won UFC Fight Night 174 Welterweight fight by defeating Rhys McKee on Sunday 26th July 2020.

Khamzat Chimaev vs Gerald Meerschaert

In the UFC Fight Night against  Gerald Meerschaert, Khamzat Chimaev claimed a unanimous decision victory. The undefeated Swedish-Russian fighter has an imposing presence on the ground coupled with explosive striking. He manages to weaponize pace from the early moments of the fight and uses high-level grappling techniques. His short pro career has seen excellent use of the famed "Dagestani Handcuffs" made popular by Khabib Nurmagomedov.

Most recently, he stated that he is ready to fly to Fight Island and fight Israel Adesanya or Paula Costa for the title. TMZ Sports talked to Chimaev ... and asked if he'd fight Adesanya or Costa this weekend in Abu Dhabi if either of the men were unable to participate in the UFC 253 main event. 

Famous For

  • Being a Russian-born Swedish mixed martial artist. 
  • For winning all of his fights in under 2 rounds.

Khamzat Chimaev, a famous MMA Fighter

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What is the Birthplace of Khamzat Chimaev?

On 1st May 1994, Khamzat Girikhanov was born in Chechnya, which is a federal subject of the Russian Federation. His birth name/real name is Khamzat Hizarovitj Chimaev. His nationality is Swedish and his ethnicity is Russian-White. His race is White. At present, he is residing in Stockholm, Sweden. As of 2020, he celebrated his 26th birthday. He himself started wrestling at just five years old. Information about his parents has not been revealed yet. His mother was a homemaker. He also has a sibling; a brother named Sweden Chimaev. As per his education, he attended a Local Private School and after that, he went to attend the University in Sweden. He is Muslim by religion and his zodiac sign is Taurus. 

How was the Career of Khamzat Chimaev?

  • At the age of twenty-three, Chimaev's MMA training began at Allstar Training Center in Stockholm along with Alexander Gustafsson, Ilir Latifi, Reza Madadi among others. 
  • Alexander Gustafsson, one of his main training partners, told a Swedish reporter that Chimaev was one of the best fighters he had ever trained with, during a press conference in June 2019.
  • After his training, he had his first three amateur MMA fights between September 2017 to April 2018. 
  • The first of them was against future IMMAF World Champion Khaled Laallam, who he defeated by submission and also won the next two amateur fights, one by submission (guillotine choke) and one by technical knockout. 
  • On 26th May 2018, he turned professional at International Ring Fight Arena 14, against Gard Olve Sagen where he won the fight by technical knockout in the second round. 
  • After that, he fought Ole Magnor on 18th August 2018 at Fight Club Rush 3 where he won the fight by submission due to a rear-naked choke, late in the first round.
  • Later, he signed with middle eastern organization Brave Combat Federation (Brave CF) and he was scheduled to make his promotional debut against Benjamin Bennett on 16th November 2018 at Brave CF 18. But he withdrew from the bout and was replaced by undefeated (4-0) prospect Marko Kisic
  • He had a quick turnaround for his next fight when he took on Sidney Wheeler on short notice on 22nd December 2018 at Brave CF 20 where he replaced injured Leon Aliu.
  • He won the fight by technical knockout in 35 seconds into the first round.
  • After that, he fought Ikram Aliskerov on 19th April 2019 at Brave CF 23 which was his debut fight at welterweight winning the fight by one-punch knockout, when he landed an uppercut, in the first round which earned him Brave's Knockout of the Night award. 
  • On 4th October 2019, against Mzwandile Hlongwa, he had his fourth promotional fight at Brave CF 27 where he won the fight by submission. 
  • After that, he was supposed to face champion Jarrah Al-Selawe for the Brave welterweight championship on 18th April 2020 at Brave CF 37 which was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  
  • He then made his promotional debut in a middleweight bout against John Phillips, replacing Dusko Todorovic, on 16th July 2020, at UFC on ESPN 13 where he won the fight via submission in the second round which earned him the Performance of the Night award. 
  • Similarly, he faces promotional newcomer Rhys McKee at welterweight on 25th July 2020 at UFC on ESPN 14 where he won the fight by technical knockout in the first round. Additionally, he earned his second Performance of the Night bonus award. 
  • On 6th September 2020, it was reported that he would have another quick turnaround as he was booked to face Gerald Meerschaert on 19th September 2020 at UFC Fight Night 178 where he won the fight against Meerschaert via knockout just 17 seconds into round one which earned him his third straight Performance of the Night award. 
  • This win earned him a new record, as it was the fastest three fight winning streak in modern UFC history (66 days). 

Awards and Achievements of Khamzat Chimaev

Mixed martial arts

Ultimate Fighting Championship

  •  Performance of the Night (Three times) vs. John Phillips, Rhys McKee, and Gerald Meerschaert
  •  Record for fastest consecutive wins in Modern UFC history (10 days) 
  •  Record for quickest three-fight win streak in Modern UFC history (66 days) 

Brave Combat Federation

  • Knockout of the Night (One time) vs. Ikram Aliskerov

Nordic MMA Awards - MMAviking.com

  •  2018 Prospect of the Year 

Amateur wrestling

Swedish Wrestling Federation

  •  2018 Swedish National Championship, Freestyle Gold (-92 kg)

Khamzat Chimaev winning the match after defeating the opponent

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Who is Khamzat Chimaev Dating?

Real fans of Khamzat Chimaev are curious to know if he is in a relationship with someone or he has a wife. Talking about his marital status, he is not married yet and he is still to get married. He is a very secretive person when it comes to personal life and he has not shared much on the subject. Looking from his social media, he has not shared any pictures that could help us track his romantic life. He is currently focusing on his career rather than spending his valuable time making a girlfriend. He is enjoying his present life happily without any kind of disturbances. Talking about his sexual orientation, he is straight and he is not gay. 

How much is Khamzat Chimaev's Net Worth?

Khamzat Chimaev is a professional fighter who has made a huge amount of money from his career. As of 2020, the net worth of Khamzat is estimated to have $700K-$800K. His major source of earning comes from Wrestling and MMA fights. Whereas the details about his salary have not been revealed by him. Without a doubt, he is making a good amount of money from his work and he is living a cool lifestyle. Due to his hard work and talent, Khamzat Chimaev is one of the famous martial artists and wrestlers in UFC and MMA. 

How tall is Khamzat Chimaev?

Khamzat stands tall at the height of 6 ft 2 in or 1.88 m. His balanced bodyweight consist of 186 lbs or 84 KG. His shoe size is 9 UK. His hair color is black and his eye color is dark brown. Overall, he has got a healthy body. He maintains himself fit and fine and he has got a strong body build. 

Did You Know?

  • Khamzat Chimaev competes in the welterweight and middleweight divisions of the UFC.
  • He has been active in the MMA organization since 2020.
  • He has gained momentum for fighting twice in 10 days gap in two different divisions for the UFC.
  • He made his UFC debut on 16th July 2020.