- Given Name: Khamzat Girikhanov
- Pro MMA Record: 9-0-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
- Nickname: Borz
- Current Streak: 10 Wins
- Age: 1994-05-01 | Date of Birth: 1994.05.01
- Last Fight: September 19, 2020 in UFC
- Weight Class: Middleweight | Last Weigh-In: 185.5 lbs
- Affiliation: Allstars Training Center
- Height: 6'2" (188cm) | Reach: 75.0" (191cm)
- Career Disclosed Earnings: $150,000 USD
- Born: Chechnya, Russia
- Fighting out of: Sweden
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Khamzat Chimaev is a Swedish mixed martial artist who was born in Chechnya, Russia where he started to train mainly wrestling and grappling at the age of 5. He immigrated to Sweden when he was 19 years old.
Khamzat has an older brother named Artur, who also competes in freestyle wrestling.
Chimaev carries a notable scar on his lip, which he got at the age of two when he fell down on concrete stairs, leaving him unable to breathe correctly through one nostril. Before he began competing professionally, he worked at a poultry factory and also did some security work.
He has been signed to the UFC since July 2020.
Chimaev is notable for breaking the quickest turnaround record in the UFC in his first two fights. After winning his debut on July 16th he won his second fight only ten days later on July 26th. That fact combined with his self confident demeanour which also made him an instant favourite in the eyes of the bossman himself, Dana White made Chimaev a massive star over night.
In 2018 Chimaev won a gold medal in the Swedish National Freestyle Wrestling Championship.
Chimaev trains at Allstar Training Center in Stockholm, Sweden along side the known fighter Alexander Gustafson and Illir Latifi.
Championships and accomplishments:
*Ultimate Fighting Championship:
- Performance of the Night (3 Times - first three fights in UFC in a row and in 2 different categories (Welter and Middle)
- Record for fastest consecutive wins in Modern UFC history (10 days)
- Record for quickest three fight win streak in Modern UFC history (66 days)
*Brave Combat Federation:
- Knockout of the Night (One time) vs. Ikram Aliskerov
*Nordic MMA Awards - MMAviking.com:
- 2018 Prospect of the Year
- 2018 Swedish National Championship, Freestyle Gold (-92 kg)
He is now in line for his biggest test to date as the UFC is lining him up against top 5 contender Leon Edwards who himself is on a 8 fight winning streak in the UFC. The fight was originally booked to happen as the main event on the last card of the year 2020 on the 19th of December at UFC Vegas but it had to be postponed due to Edwards testing positive for COVID-19 prior to the fight. For now a rematch is still not official but the UFC is leaning towards a rebooking of this fight early 2021.