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Khamzat Chimaev Absolutely Rag-Dolled A Top 10 UFC Middleweight Fighter In A Wrestling Bout

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Khamzat Chimaev Absolutely Rag-Dolled A Top 10 UFC Middleweight Fighter In A Wrestling Bout

Khamzat Chimaev proved he's the real deal after rag-dolling UFC middleweight contender Jack Hermansson in a special freestyle wrestling contest.

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Chimaev made a swift return to action following his triumphant Octagon return, where he destroyed Li Jingliang at UFC 267 last month.

He swapped MMA for wrestling, taking on Hermansson in a featured bout at Bulldog Fight Night on Friday.

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And 'Borz' continued to enhance his reputation in the fight game, rag-dolling the Swedish middleweight contender in a points victory (8-0).

He controlled the tempo of the bout as he showed off his incredible grappling skills, including a remarkable throw.

Chimaev performed a sensational a step around throw from double over-hooks in a moment that confirmed his status as a UFC phenom.

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Fans online were raving about the UFC star following his dominant victory over Hermansson.

One joked: "[Kamaru] Usman is currently working on a retirement plan."

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A second tweeted: "Wow that's high level wrestling right there."

A third added: "Chimaev destroyed him, if this is MMA this is done in the next 60 seconds. He's for real."

Chimaev is 4-0 in the UFC having picked up four impressive stoppage victories - one at middleweight.

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He earned himself a spot in the UFC welterweight rankings (No.10) after submitting Jingliang.

The 27-year-old appears set for one more UFC outing before the end of the year.

Asked if fans will see him again in 2021, UFC president Dana White replied: "Yes," before adding that the matchmakers are "trying to" get an opponent.

How far is he away from a shot at UFC gold? Well, White believes he's 'one or two' fights away from a championship clash.

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"I don't know if Chimaev is ready for that yet," White said. "Chimaev just broke into the top 10 by fighting a No. 11 [ranked contender].

"It's a whole other ballgame when you get into the top 10 and you start fighting [No.] 5 and up. He's one or two fights away from a possible championship."

Featured Image Credit: Bulldog Fight Night

Topics: Khamzat Chimaev, UFC

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