Fight between Khamzat Chimaev and Colby Covington is in the works at the UFC
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There are a lot of questions surrounding Khamzat Chimaev and his future, specifically the weight category in which he will perform. Dana White, ahead of Khamzat's match against Nate Diaz, stated that Chimaev would certainly be next in line for a title shot, should he defeat Diaz.
White did not count on the victory of Leon Edwards, who dethroned Kamaru Usman from the welterweight throne. Usman will get an instant rematch, and even less did White count on Chimaev losing weight before the match with Diaz.
Nate and Chimaev ended up not even fighting, and Chimaev went through Kevin Holland who stepped in as a substitute. Chimaev was then attacked by many that he should move to the middle category because he exceeded the upper limit of the welterweight category by 3.40 kilograms.
Moving to middleweight now that he is one step away from a title shot would make no sense and Chimaev will certainly do his best to stay in the welterweight division at least until a shot at the belt or winning it. Chimaev needs one more win before his title shot According to Dana White's latest reports, Chimaev will likely need one more win before his title shot, but he is in for a very interesting matchup.
The UFC president was doing an interview for "The Mac Life", and there the idea of ââarranging a match between Chimaev and Colby Covington was floated. Their match would serve as the co-headlining fight of the night at the London event headlined by Usman and Edwards.
”I agree with you. Alright, I’m on it, I’ll get it done,” , White said to that suggestion. So, in that way, Chimaev and Colby Covington could serve as reserves in case someone drops out of the match between Edwards and Usman, and it would be a real challenge for Chimaev before the attack on the belt.
The event in London should take place in the third month of next year, and it seems that we are in for a spectacle at the top of the welterweight division.