This will be the Welterweight in winter event in Abu Dhabibout between Leon Edwards vs Khamzat Chimaev. Since both fighters have a long winning streak and are very confident in their capabilities, this should be a very interesting fight. To have more insights about Khamzat Chimaev vs Leon Edwards, please read our preview below.
Khamzat stormed in UFC with his famous 3 wins in just 2 months, when he just butchered his opponents receiving only 5 strikes during those fights and knocking out every opponent so far he faced. Although none of them were top fighter, it is still very impressive. Obviously, Khamzat has grappling skills, striking and foot movement. He is a very perspective fighter, but now he is facing not some young new guy, but an experienced opponent who has one of the longest winning streaks in UFC. Khamzats patience and grappling will be the key advantages in this fight. Edwards is very good in striking, but he is not a finisher, so Khamzat will have to make him tired and push the fight into final rounds. Also, he should avoid going into longer striking because Edwards is a more accurate striker and is faster and better moving.
Since losing to Usman, Edwards managed to win 8 fights in a row and for a long time hopped to face Masvidal, but negotiations failed and „Rocky“ was cut out of UFC due to inactivity. Then things started moving very fast and Leon accepted the fight with UFC’s new star Chimaev. In this fight, Edwards will have to keep the fight standing and dont go to grappling, because on the ground Chimaev is very fast, has long hands and is very durable. However, on the standing, he does not have so much experience and his confidence might not help him. However, Edwards also must be very careful, because he was just thrown out of UFC and losing the fight will not make his image better. Also, Edwards goal is a belt, 9th win would make him probably next in line after Burns. But first, he has to grab a win, otherwise, he might lose all the work he made so far.
Khamzat Chimaev vs Leon Edwards H2H
Both fighters have never faced each other before.