Khamzat Chimaev has made quite an impression on former UFC champion Daniel Cormier.
Chimaev is surgingat a rapid rate. Aftereasily winning his first two UFC fights with just 10 days apart, the Chechen-Swedish prospect knocked out veteran Gerald Meerschaert in just 17 seconds at UFC Vegas 11.
Chimaev has a perfect 9-0 record in MMA. Six of those wins came via knockout and three came by way of submission.
During the DC & Helwani Show, Daniel Cormier made a surprising prediction for Chimaev’s future:
“By 2021, Khamzat Chimaev is fighting for the belt or is the champ. In 2021, Khamzat Chimaev is the double champ. 170 and 185… He goes up and down. He can fight everybody.”
— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) September 21, 2020