Coach’s Tape Study Appears To Confirm Khamzat Chimaev’s UFC Return Opponent

Coach’s Tape Study Appears To Confirm Khamzat Chimaev’s UFC Return Opponent

Khamzat Chimaev is one of the most exciting fighters in the UFC, and his return to the octagon has been highly anticipated. After a long layoff due to illness, Chimaev is finally set to make his comeback, and it appears that his opponent has been confirmed.

A social media post by Chimaev's coach, Andrei Arlovski, has left many believing that Chimaev's return opponent is Gilbert Burns. Arlovski posted a video of himself studying tape of Burns, and he captioned the video with the words "preparing for the war."

This is not the first time that Burns has been linked to a fight with Chimaev. In fact, the two fighters were originally scheduled to face off at UFC 273 in April, but Chimaev was forced to withdraw from the fight due to illness.

Burns is a former welterweight title challenger, and he is currently ranked #2 in the division. He is a well-rounded fighter with a strong wrestling background, and he would be a tough test for Chimaev.

If the fight does indeed happen, it is sure to be one of the most anticipated fights of the year. Chimaev is a rising star in the UFC, and Burns is a proven veteran. It would be a clash of styles between two of the most exciting fighters in the division.

Here are some other details about the potential fight:

  • The fight is expected to take place at UFC 279 on September 10th in Abu Dhabi.
  • The fight will be for the interim welterweight title.
  • The winner of the fight would be in line to challenge for the undisputed welterweight title.

The fight is still not officially confirmed, but all signs point to Chimaev and Burns being the main event of UFC 279. This is a fight that fans have been waiting for, and it is sure to be a barnburner.