Khamzat Chimaev has referred to as out the newly topped UFC middleweight champion Alex Pereira. Pereira beat Adesanya for a 3rd time within the main-event at UFC 281, ending the Kiwi’s unbeaten run at middleweight.
Chimaev issued a callout to Pereira instantly afterwards, plotting a matchup within the Brazilian’s residence nation. ‘Borz’ is seeking to battle ‘Poatan’ at UFC 283 which is scheduled for January 21, 2023, on the Jeunesse Enviornment in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Chechen-born Swede wrote on Twitter:
“Able to battle in Brazil @AlexPereiraUFC let’s go champ ??”
The tweet was a follow-up to his earlier tweets the place expressed dissapointment with the UFC 281 headliner and in addition labeled Pereira a straightforward battle.
Alex Pereira scored a surprising fifth-round comeback win over Israel Adesanya within the main-event at UFC 282. ‘Poatan’ was dropping the choice on the scorecards after being damage by Adesanya within the closing seconds of spherical 1 and managed the bottom for almost all spherical 3.
Nevertheless, Pereira wobbled the previous champ with an enormous left hook within the ultimate spherical and went in for the kill, sensing blood. The top formally got here at 2:01 of the spherical as referee Marc Goddard stepped in.
Belal Muhammad believes Khamzat Chimaev is a foul matchup for Alex Pereira
Khamzat Chimaev has fought in each the middleweight and welterweight divisions, though he has earned extra accolades within the 170 lbs. weight class. Nevertheless, a everlasting transfer as much as 185 lbs. appears impending for ‘Borz’, contemplating his final weight miss at UFC 279.
Whereas Chimaev eyes a title shot in opposition to Alex Pereira, UFC welterweight Belal Muhammad believes ‘Borz’ could be a foul matchup for the Brazilian. ‘Keep in mind the Title’ wrote:
“Khamzat is a horrible matchup for alex”
Muhammad’s feedback usually are not baseless contemplating Pereira obtained dominated on the bottom by Adesanya, who’s a pure striker. Chimaev, who has grappled with the likes of Gilbert Burns, will certainly be an enormous problem for ‘Poatan’.