Khamzat Chimaev learns grappling techniques from ex-UFC champ ahead of bout with Paulo Costa

In a recent viral video, Khamzat Chimaev can be seen grappling with his close friend, former heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier. In the video, DC was playfully engaging in a grappling session with Chimaev.

Borz is currently preparing for one of the biggest fights of his career against Paulo Costa. The fight is scheduled to take place in a month’s time, and he needs to be in peak condition to face the Brazilian fighter.

Khamzat Chimaev and Daniel Cormier indulge in grappling showdown

Khamzat Chimaev and Daniel Cormier engaged in a grappling showdown in a recent viral video that has been circulating on various social media platforms. What surprised many was how Chimaev, weighing only 170 pounds at the time of the video, was able to hold his own in the grapple against a 250-pound UFC heavyweight champ.

This gave a lot of Khamzat’s fans reassurance, knowing that the fighter is in good condition to face Costa. Chimaev is known to be a good wrestler so it is good knowing that the fighter is going to be in optimal fighting conditions for his next bout.

Khamzat Chimaev vs Paulo Costa bout preview

The big question remains whether Khamzat Chimaev will be able to maintain his perfect unbeaten record after he is done fighting Costa. The Brazilian fighter is coming off a win as well so he would be hoping to extend his winning streak.

‘Borz’ has been getting a lot of backlash recently after he announced that he would be representing UAE going forward in the UFC. People argued saying that Sweden provided the fighter with everything yet he decided to part ways with the country.

This fight has a lot of weight to it as when Isreal Adesanya was still the champ he teased this fight saying that he might give the winner of this fight a shot at the title. This fight also opens a lot of doors for other potential fights for Chimaev as he could have a potential Kumaru Usman fight in line if he gets past Costa. Indeed Chimaev does have a lot riding on this fight and that’s why he would be looking at nothing short of a clear win to solidify his name in the division.

What are your thoughts on the coming UFC card and which fight are you most excited for, do let us know.


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