Chimaev at UFC Fight Night 178

Khamzat Chimaev‘s (8-0) first appearance in the UFC shook Fight Island with two wins within a 10 day period. Now the UFC is planning an unheard of two fights. “He wants all these fights back-to-back… I would never do that for somebody else” says White.

Chimaev’s first opponent will be Gerald Meerschaert (31-13) on September 19 at UFC Fight Night Covington vs. Woodley, and if he gets past the American, the Sweden-based fighter is set to get a shot against two-time UFC title challenger Demian Maia (28-10).

White Plans Unprecedented Two Fights for Chimaev