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Khamzat Chimaev's Next Opponent Announced Just Days After UFC 267 Win, It WON'T Take Place In The Octagon

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Khamzat Chimaev's Next Opponent Announced Just Days After UFC 267 Win, It WON'T Take Place In The Octagon

Khamzat Chimaev has his next assignment on deck just days after smashing Li Jingliang at UFC 267 last weekend.

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Chimaev made a triumphant Octagon return, submitting Jingliang in the first round of their welterweight bout.

The 27-year-old, who was making his first appearance in the UFC since September 2020, recorded his fourth win with the premier MMA organistion as he continues his ascent to superstardom.

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And it appears he'll return to action in a few weeks, but not with the UFC.

According to widespread reports, 'Borz' will face UFC middleweight contender Jack Hermansson in a freestyle wrestling contest at Bulldog Fight Night on November 19.

'The Joker' took to social media to share information on his bout with the UFC phenom.

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Chimaev, a Chechnya-born Swedish national, wants to stay active after battling with Covid-19.

He's eyeing fights against Nate Diaz and Jorge Masvidal.

Speaking after his dominant victory on 'Fight Island', he said: "Hey, Diaz, let's go, brother.

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"Let's go. You gonna get some smoke, bro. Let's see who is the real gangster.

"Masvidal in his last fight he has some belt," added Chimaev referring to the 'BMF' title. "I'm going to take everything from this UFC, brother. Now I am UFC, brother.

"Fight, fight, fight - I love this sh*t, bro," he continued. "Make money, and it makes me happy to do this for you guys."

The welterweight contender is lining up his next UFC outing ahead of potentially fighting for UFC gold next year.

Featured Image Credit: UFC/Bulldog Fight Night

Topics: Khamzat Chimaev, UFC

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