Khamzat Chimaev Seemingly Retires, Leaves UFC President Skeptical

Rising welterweight Khamzat Chimaev has appeared to announce his retirement following months dealing with the long-term effects of COVID-19. Chimaev released a statement Monday that vaguely suggested he is leaving the sport. "I want to thank you all so much for supporting me in my journey in this sport. I think I’m done," said Chimaev … Continue reading Khamzat Chimaev Seemingly Retires, Leaves UFC President Skeptical

Khamzat Chimaev Out of March 13th Fight Against Leon Edwards Due To COVID-19 Infection Aftermath

A welterweight bout between Leon Edwards and Khamzat Chimaev has been cancelled for the third time, removing it from the main event of a March 13th UFC card. News of the cancelled bout was first reported by Brett Okamoto of ESPN. Per the report, this iteration of the bout was thrown out due to the … Continue reading Khamzat Chimaev Out of March 13th Fight Against Leon Edwards Due To COVID-19 Infection Aftermath

UFC Rebooks Leon Edwards vs. Khamzat Chimaev For March 13th ‘Fight Night’

UFC will give a fight between Leon Edwards and Khamzat Chimaev another chance, booking the five-round fight for a March 13th "Fight Night" card. First reported by Simon Head and John Morgan of MMA Junkie, the fight joins a card after two previous iterations of the bout were cancelled. The location for the main event … Continue reading UFC Rebooks Leon Edwards vs. Khamzat Chimaev For March 13th ‘Fight Night’

Khamzat Chimaev Out of January 20th UFC Main Event Against Leon Edwards

Khamzat Chimaev has withdrawn from his January 20th fight against Leon Edwards, vacating a main event spot on a UFC "Fight Night" card. The withdrawal was first reported by Ashah Tafari of Frontkick. While a reason for the withdrawal was not known first, a report from Brett Okamoto of ESPN on Wednesday revealed that Chimaev … Continue reading Khamzat Chimaev Out of January 20th UFC Main Event Against Leon Edwards

Leon Edwards Tests Positive For COVID-19, Out of December 19th UFC Main Event Against Khamzat Chimaev

Leon Edwards has been taken out of a December 19th UFC main event against Khamzat Chimaev following a positive COVID-19 test. The cancelled fight could potentially be moved to 2021, per Ariel Helwani of ESPN, who broke the news on Tuesday. The welterweight fight was scheduled to headline a card from the UFC APEX in Las … Continue reading Leon Edwards Tests Positive For COVID-19, Out of December 19th UFC Main Event Against Khamzat Chimaev

Khamzat Chimaev To Face Leon Edwards In Main Event of December 19th UFC Card

Khamzat Chimaev will have his biggest step up yet in a challenge on December 19th, being paired against Leon Edwards in the headlining bout of a UFC "Fight Night" card. First reported by Ariel Helwani of ESPN, the fight joins a card expected to happen in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. While two of Chimaev's past … Continue reading Khamzat Chimaev To Face Leon Edwards In Main Event of December 19th UFC Card

Chimaev, Dern, Jackson and Costa Earn ‘Performance of the Night’ Bonuses Following UFC on ESPN+ 36

Saturday's UFC "Fight Night" saw four fighters earn a "Performance of the Night" bonus for their win. Khamzat Chimaev, Mackenzie Dern, Damon Jackson and Randy Costa were all given an extra $50,000 on top of their fight purses for their wins on Saturday night at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Chimaev's win, … Continue reading Chimaev, Dern, Jackson and Costa Earn ‘Performance of the Night’ Bonuses Following UFC on ESPN+ 36

UFC on ESPN+ 36: Khamzat Chimaev vs. Gerald Meerschaert Play-by-Play

After an explosive UFC debut in the summer, Khamzat Chimaev returned on Saturday's card to face veteran Gerald Meerschaert. Their fight went like this. Bout 12: Khamzat Chimaev (8-0) vs. Gerald Meerschaert (31-13) (Middleweight) Chimaev landed a right cross 10 seconds into the fight that dropped Meerschaert, ending the fight. RESULT: Khamzat Chimaev def. Gerald … Continue reading UFC on ESPN+ 36: Khamzat Chimaev vs. Gerald Meerschaert Play-by-Play

UFC on ESPN+ 36: Covington vs. Woodley Live Coverage

Before the promotion begins their second stint at "Fight Island," the UFC is scheduled to hold a 14-bout "Fight Night" on Saturday night from the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Headlining the card is a five-round fight between high-ranked welterweights Tyron Woodley and Colby Covington. Follow along throughout the evening for live updates. … Continue reading UFC on ESPN+ 36: Covington vs. Woodley Live Coverage

UFC on ESPN+ 36: Covington vs. Woodley Preview

UFC's show on Saturday night sees two former champions face off in the main event, as welterweights Colby Covington and Tyron Woodley are booked for a five-round fight. The fight headlines a large 14-fight card that is scheduled to happen from the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Here's a full preview of the … Continue reading UFC on ESPN+ 36: Covington vs. Woodley Preview