Khamzat Chimaev acquired his hand raised in opposition to a top-tier UFC fighter, however it wasn’t in MMA.
Chimaev, the fast-rising welterweight, defeated Jack Hermansson in a freestyle wrestling match Friday night. The 2 UFC fighters headlined Bulldog Combat Evening 9 in Gothenburg, Sweden. The match was contested at 187 kilos with two three-minute rounds.
The cardboard had a mix of boxing and MMA fights, together with the principle occasion freestyle wrestling match between Chimaev and Hermansson happening within a cage.
You may watch the total match within the video above.
Chimaev (10-0 MMA, 4-0 UFC) is coming off a submission win over veteran Li Jingliang on Oct. 30 at UFC 267 in Abu Dhabi. The Chechen fighter is unbeaten in MMA and regarded by many as one of the vital promising younger contenders within the UFC.
In the meantime, Hermansson (22-6 MMA, 9-4 UFC) final fought at UFC Combat Evening 188 in Could. He outpointed Edmen Shahbazyan in a unanimous decision. He’s 2-2 in his previous 4 UFC bouts.