Khamzat Chimaev, who smashed Gerald Meerschaert at UFC Vegas 11, is the odds-on betting favorite over Demian Maia for their rumored showdown in October. “We’ve offered it to Wonderboy,” UFC President, Dana White, said at the UFC 253 post-fight press conference. UFC president Dana White confirmed the matchup between Maia and Chimaev when speaking with The Mac Life reporter, Oscar Willis at a press event this afternoon. Furthermore, Dana explained that they are looking to schedule him against former two-division title challenger and longtime MMA vet Demian Maia. Highlights! A relentless grappler with heavy hands, the always active Chimaev will look to add future Hall of Famer, Maia to an Octagon stint consisting of two wins, despite debuting just two months ago. Writer and interviewer for MMA, powerlifting, bodybuilding, strongman, and CrossFit. Chimaev says that he would like to face the longtime UFC veteran and possibly even submit him. Chimaev will make his third and reportedly fourth Octagon appearance of the year, following two quickfire finishes over John Phillips and former Cage Warriors mainstay, Rhys ‘Skeletor’ McKee at UFC Fight Island events in July. UFC president Dana White confirmed the matchup between Maia and Chimaev when speaking with The Mac Life reporter, Oscar Willis at a press event this afternoon. Hoping to return to the win column, decorated Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu ace Maia notched three consecutive victories in 2019. Get exclusive combat sports content on Fightful Select, our premium news service! He wants a top-ranked opponent like Leon Edwards or Jorge Masvidal next.
UFC Fight Island 6 Results & Play-By-Play! by mymma. We would like to send you notifications for the latest news and updates. Although he wanted to continue competing quickly, Chimaev was unable to compete due to travel restrictions. The quest for Khamzat Chimaev’s next opponent continues, and apparently it’s not been an easy slot to fill for Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Chimaev knocked … Well, it seems the return of intriguing grappling talent, Khamzat ‘Borz’ Chimaev, is edging closer. MMA Mania, UFC news, results, videos, rumors, fights, ‘Wonderboy’ says hell no to main event fight against Khamzat Chimaev in December, RJJ: Bout Delayed Because Tyson ‘Didn’t Have A Chance’. Bringing you the weird and wild from the world of MMA each and every weeknight!
So we’re nowhere on that thing for anybody to report it. Arriving in Las Vegas on Monday, Chimaev will also make an appearance at a UFC Fight Night event before the end of September, with an opponent for that occasion yet to be determined as of yet. I know that's a fight UFC wanted, but just spoke to @WonderboyMMA who says that fight isn’t a done at all & he isn’t interested.
UFC President Dana White is always a fan of a fighter who agrees to fight anyone at anytime. LowKick MMA has been the heart of the MMA community since 2006 (cc: World Clock). Highlights! “I think he gets here this weekend,” White said. As for Maia, he opened as a +330 betting underdog. MiddleEasy: 3601 Walnut St, Denver, CO 80205. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter.
Now it seems Dana White is trying to book him against a longtime welterweight veteran. Khamzat Chimaev -400 Demian Maia +330. That's the plan for Fight Island per Dana White, after he competes in the APEX pic.twitter.com/WbSTRB4RMV. For Maia, October will mark his first Octagon appearance since UFC Fight Night Brasília in March, where he dropped a first-round knockout to incoming title challenger, Gilbert ‘Durinho’ Burns in an all Brazilian affair. Impression by means of @ufcrussia on Instagram (photographer not shown) The opening betting odds have been unveiled for the proposed welterweight bout involving rising star Khamzat Chimaev and veteran Demian Maia. UFC Fight Island 6: ‘Ortega Vs Korean Zombie’ Predictions.
Khamzat Chimaev vs. Demian Maia anyone? Check us out for the latest MMA News, UFC News, Bellator News, Rizin News, Boxing News, Muay Thai, Jiu Jitsu and mixed martial arts from around the globe. UFC is still looking to find a top-ranked opponent for up-and-coming star Khamzat Chimaev, and it’s turning out to be harder than expected. 15. Once Khamzat Chimaev was able to get clearance to leave his country, fans were wondering who he would fight next. ‘They Don’t Test For Marijuana’. Maia (28-10 MMA, 22-10 UFC) most recently competed at UFC on … UFC President Dana White has offered Conor McGregor a fight against Dustin Poirier for Jan. 23 and will not accept anything but "yes" or "no" as an answer. Founded in 2009, MiddleEasy.com provides UFC News daily MMA News, Fight Results, Street Fights, MM Rumors, Interviews, Analysis and complete coverage of the MMA sports. How To Watch ‘Ortega Vs. Korean Zombie’ TONIGHT On ESPN+. One thing is for certain: they appear to have moved away from the Demian Maia-Chimaev idea (for now). Copyright 2020 Shazzu, Inc. All Rights Reserved. The 26-year-old has called out a lengthy list of names for his next fight, including the likes of Demian Maia and Darren Till. UFC middleweight contender Paulo Costa just got into a Twitter feud with light heavyweight bruiser Anthony "Rumble" Johnson. Khamzat Chimaev vs. Demian Maia anyone? Roy Jones Jr. claims promoters delayed his boxing return because Mike Tyson didn’t have a chance on just six weeks notice after being inactive since 2005. Chimaev, who destroyed Gerald Meerschaert at UFC Vegas 11, is the favorite according to Bet Online in a potential encounter against Demian Maia: Covington has called out Kamaru Usman, Jorge Masvidal and Nick Diaz after UFC Vegas 11, while Chimaev vs. Maia is expected to go down at the UFC Apex after the promotion’s second run on Fight Island. Chimaev opened as a -400 betting favorite. SHARES. Men's UFC 253 Adesanya vs Costa Artist Series Event T-Shirt, Israel Adesanya Champion Authentic UFC Fight Night Walkout Jersey, Paulo Costa Chalk UFC Fight Night Walkout Hoodie Replica, Israel "The Last Stylebender" Adesanya Silhouette T-Shirt, How To Watch ‘Lomachenko Vs. Lopez’ TONIGHT On ESPN. Chimaev is unbeaten with a 9-0 record in MMA and he already has stoppage wins in the UFC over Meerschaert, Rhys McKee, and John Phillips. One of the nice things about “Borz” is that you can choose from Welterweight and Middleweight opponents. After learning he could strike, a less specialized opponent was necessary. That means a $100 bet would win $330. That was when UFC apparently thought Chimaev was more of a grappling specialist. The new leading candidate, at least for a hot minute: Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson, ranked No. Full time fight fan, part time participant. 0. “He’ll fight here and he’ll fight on ‘Fight Island.’ This guy wants to (fight). Your email address will not be published. According to UFC president, Dana White – the Swedish finisher is currently targeted to meet with former welterweight and middleweight title challenger, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu ace, Demian Maia at a UFC Fight Island event sometime in October. On the other hand, Demian Maia is one of the best BJJ practitioners to ever compete in MMA, juxtaposed to Khamzat’s recent blue belt promotion. Demian Maia vs Khamzat Chimaev. Photos via Instagram @demianmaia @khamzat_chimaev. The news that UFC was looking into throwing the karate fighter against Khamzat came out via Brazilian outlet Combate in the hours leading up to UFC 253, but the premature leak may have sunk the fight entirely as Thompson made it clear he wanted no part of Chimaev. You can bet on just about anything these days, including Colby Covington and Khamzat Chimaev's next fights. In the pick of the bunch in terms of profile, the two-time Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu world champion scored a rear-naked choke win over former Bellator and ONE Championship welterweight gold holder, ‘Funky’ Ben Askren in an October headliner in Kallang, Singapore. Follow us on Twitter for updates, and subscribe to our YouTube channel for exclusive interviews, lists, news updates and predictions. VIEWS.
Click here to learn more. Moreover, it is an extremely interesting stylistic matchup that Dana White is looking to put together, as the Russian has shown enough of an aggressive wrestling style to obliterate his foes. 20 September 2020. in News. I love that mentality.”, “We’re working on a fight for him here that’s still being worked,” White said. Demian Maia +380 (19/5) Khamzat Chimaev -500 (1/5) Covington has called out Kamaru Usman, Jorge Masvidal and Nick Diaz after UFC Vegas 11, while Chimaev vs. Maia is expected to go down at the UFC Apex after the promotion’s second run on Fight Island. However White recently revealed that he is able to compete soon, and the UFC is looking to book him on their return to Fight Island.