Khamzat Chimaev Takes Aim At Kamaru Usman And Israel Adesanya

Khamzat Chimaev is competing at both welterweight and middleweight in the UFC, which means his sights are set on UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman and UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya.

Chimaev believes he has better punching power and wrestling when compared to Usman.

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“He’s a good fighter but doesn’t have that knockout punch like I have and doesn’t have wrestling like me,” Chimaev said in an interview with Dan Hardy (via Abhinav Kini of The Body Lock MMA). “What is he going to do? If I do my hard work in the gym, nobody can beat me in the fight.”

Despite having his sights set on the welterweight and middleweight champions, the fighter isn’t ranked in either division at this time. The two-division star says his wrestling game would lead to the undoing of Adesanya.

“He’s [Adesanya] good in the standup but nobody did any wrestling with him. Yoel Romero, he only threw three or four punches in the standup. I can beat this guy. How is he going to come up from under me if I take him down? I don’t think he will. I’m going to beat his face,” says Chimaev.

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