Khamzat Khizarovich Chimaev

Khamzat Khizarovich Chimaev (born May 1, 1994)

Khamzat Chimaev is a Chechen-born Swedish professional mixed martial artist and freestyle wrestler who competes in the welterweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

He formerly competed in Brave Combat Federation (Brave CF).

In wrestling, Chimaev is a three-time Swedish National champion.

As of November 23, 2021, he is #11 in the UFC welterweight rankings.

Chimaev was born in Chechnya, where he started wrestling when he was five years old.

He allegedly won a bronze medal at the Russian National Championships in the junior level.

In 2013, when he was 18, he immigrated to Sweden with his mother, joining his older brother.