Khamzat Chimaev (9-0) was supposed to face Leon Edwards (18-3) on December 19 in Las Vegas. However, Edwards has tested positive for COVID-19, not allowing the fight to proceed as scheduled.

“Borz” was on pace to have one of the most memorable years, as he already has notched 3 wins in the UFC starting with his promotional debut in July. After two wins in 10 days, he smashed Gerald Meerschaert in September.

The unlikely pairing with Edwards, the #3 ranked UFC contender, is a huge step up for the Sweden based welterweight and middleweight fighter that is ranked #15.