Khamzat Chimaev recently took on fellow UFC veteran Jack Hermansson in a wrestling match which served as the headline fight of a local combat sports event in Gothenberg, Sweden, Bulldog Fight Night 9. The event featured a variety of different sports throughout the night with a fairly good mixture of MMA fights and boxing matches leading up to the main event. It was an unusual choice for sure, but the crowd in attendance clearly loved the idea and the opportunity to see two elite professional MMA fighters competing under a different ruleset is an intriguing one to say the least.
Khamzat Chimaev has been known for his wrestling skills throughout his UFC journey so far and they proved just as effective under a more limited ruleset when he manhandled Jack Hermansson. Chimaev must be feeling on top of the world at present as he has reached a total of 10 professional MMA fights without suffering a single loss and has only absorbed two strikes across his first four UFC fights. His arrival in the promotion has without a doubt been the most successful in it’s history and he’s been on the receiving end of a lot of hype from fans of the sport as a result.
After his second UFC fight, Chimaev was promoted to blue belt in BJJ owing in part to the grappling talent he showed in those fights. Unfortunately for fans of the Chechnyan, he was sidelined shortly after this with a particularly nasty Covid-19 infection that actually prompted him to consider retiring from the sport altogether for a short while. Fortunately for those same fans, and Dana White, Chimaev changed his mind after recovering and decided to return to the cage to continue his dominance.
The full wrestling match between Khamzat Chimaev and Jack Hermansson was uploaded to the official YouTube channel of Jiu Jitsu World, and can be seen below: