Khamzat Chimaev’s middleweight move looks to be well on its way.
The Chechen fighter has been sidelined for almost a year already, and it looks like he spent a lot of that time getting jacked. The undefeated former welterweight posted to twitter (I’m still not calling it X) to show off his new physique.
Khamzat Chimaev is bulking up
It’s hard to put too much meaning on one photo, especially after he likely just finished lifting weights. For a somewhat unfair comparison, here’s how Chimaev looked on his last bout when he came in at 180 lbs.
Khamzat Chimaev’s next fight
After badly missing weight on his last bout against Kevin Holland, that likely ended his chances at a UFC welterweight title shot, Chimaev is now moving up to middleweight. After months of smack talk between the two, Chimaev has finally been booked to fight Paulo Costa.
Chimaev is 12-0, and while he has mostly competed at welterweight, he has also fought at middleweight a couple of times in the UFC. The #7 ranked Costa would be by far his biggest test at 185 lbs though, with a win likely fast tracking him into title contention.
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