Months after sufferring Leon Edwards disappointment, Kamaru Usman eyes redemption with UFC 294 Khamzat Chimaev bout

Kamaru Usman is aiming for a remarkable comeback after a recent period of lesser success, even though his history tells a different story. He has often been hailed as the best welterweight fighter to ever exist. He lost his belt to Leon Edwards and subsequently also lost the rematch.

Kamaru Usman now has a significant fight coming up against Chimaev after his bout with Costa was canceled. Dana also mentioned that the winner of this fight might earn a shot at the title, where they will face Sean.

Kamaru Usman’s Middleweight debut aims for redemption

Usman, who has been widely regarded as the best welterweight in recent years, has decided to make his debut in a new weight category for the first time. Usman is set to take on the significant challenge of facing Chimaev in the upcoming UFC card.

The highly anticipated bout between Chimaev and Costa was canceled after Costa withdrew, and to the surprise of many, Usman was named as the replacement fighter. This was unexpected since Usman typically competes in a different weight class.

This fight is going to have a massive impact at the middleweight division as Dana white confirmed that the winner of this fight can get a title shot against Sean Strickland for the middleweight belt.

Usman suffered consecutive losses to Leon Edwards

Usman’s profile was tarnished after his fights against Leon Edwards. Despite successfully defending his title on numerous occasions, he couldn’t do so against Leon in two separate bouts. This led to consecutive losses on his record.

His bout against Chimaev can be the turning point in his career though. He has been wanting for that fight for quiet sometime but has been denied multiple times. That’s why he took up the fight against Chimaev even on just a 12 day notice period. Winning this fight could result in him deciding to continue in this weight category and whether it would lead to many more potential match ups in the middleweight division.

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