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Video: Did Khamzat Chimaev do enough against Kamaru Usman to get a title shot?

Khamzat Chimaev may be next in line for a UFC title shot in the middleweight division. At least, that’s what the UFC promised the winner of the UFC 294 co-feature bout ahead of the main event in Abu Dhabi. Chimaev was originally scheduled to compete against Paulo Costa at the event, but just 10 days […]

Dana White: UFC needs to keep ‘unbelievably talented’ Khamzat Chimaev more active

ABU DHABI – Dana White plans on having Khamzat Chimaev fight more consistently after UFC 294. Chimaev (13-0 MMA, 7-0 UFC) returned from an over-year long layoff against Kamaru Usman in this past Saturday’s middleweight co-main event at Etihad Arena. After a dominant first round which was scored 10-8 for Chimaev, Usman rallied, but “Borz” […]

Spinning Back Clique LIVE (noon ET): UFC 294 fallout for Makhachev, Volkanovski and Chimaev, plus Fury-Ngannou and more

Share this article share tweet text email link on Facebook on Twitter via text message on LinkedIn via email https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2023/10/ufc-294-opinion-analysis-video-makhachev-volkanovski-fury-ngannou-mma-boxing-news October 23, 2023 8:00 am ET Check out this week’s “Spinning Back Clique,” MMA Junkie’s weekly live show that takes a spin through the biggest topics in mixed martial arts. This week’s panel of Farah […]

Paulo Costa trashes Khamzat Chimaev’s ‘horrible’ UFC 294 win: ‘He will be erased easily’

ABU DHABI – Paulo Costa is not impressed with Khamzat Chimaev’s performance at UFC 294, and thinks his fight with Kamaru Usman was either a loss or a draw. Costa (14-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC) was supposed to fight Chimaev (13-0 MMA, 7-0 UFC) in Saturday’s co-headliner at Etihad Arena on Yas Island before a severe […]

Khamzat Chimaev thinks he broke his right hand in Round 1 of Kamaru Usman win at UFC 294

ABU DHABI – Khamzat Chimaev says he was compromised early at UFC 294. Chimaev (13-0 MMA, 7-0 UFC) defeated former UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman (20-4 MMA, 15-3 UFC) by majority decision in their middleweight bout Saturday at Etihad Arena. Chimaev controlled Usman on the ground for the majority of Round 1, earning a 10-8 […]

UFC 294 results: Khamzat Chimaev’s grappling attack earns majority nod over Kamaru Usman

Khamzat Chimaev was simply too much for former welterweight champion Kamaru Usman to handle on short notice. After losing his original opponent Paulo Costa due to a staph infection, Chimaev (13-0 MMA, 7-0 UFC) ended up sharing the octagon with Usman (20-4 MMA, 15-3 UFC), who stepped up on just 10 days’ notice to create […]

UFC 294: Makhachev vs. Volkanovski 2 watch-along live stream with MMA Junkie Radio (2 p.m. ET)

UFC 294 takes place Saturday headlined by a lightweight title fight, and MMA Junkie Radio’s “Gorgeous” George and “Goze” will host a live-streamed watch-along right here, which kicks off with the pay-per-view at 2 p.m. ET. In the main event, 155-pound champion Islam Makhachev meets featherweight champ Alexander Volkanovski in a rematch of their February […]

Video: What are the stakes for Kamaru Usman, Khamzat Chimaev and Paulo Costa after UFC 294 switcheroo?

The UFC 294 main event is not the only big bout that got a major shakeup for Saturday. Around the same time the event in Abu Dhabi got a new headliner in featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski against lightweight champ Islam Makhachev when Charles Oliveira had to pull out, the co-main event changed, too. Khamzat Chimaev […]

With Kamaru Usman fighting Khamzat Chimaev, Belal Muhammad hopes for UFC title shot he says he’s owed

ABU DHABI – Belal Muhammad doesn’t see any other option than a title shot for him next. Muhammad revealed the UFC had plans of booking him against Kamaru Usman, but Usman wound up stepping in on short notice to face Khamzat Chimaev in a middleweight bout in Saturday’s UFC 294 co-main event at Etihad Arena. […]