Khamzat Chimaev – Gerald Mirshert. Fight prediction: noisy Swede from Chechnya will put the UFC on its ears
Forecast and analysis of the fight UFC Chimaev – Miršert
The UFC has finally gained momentum and is back on track after the coronavirus pandemic. The next event will take place in Las Vegas next weekend. The card for a non-standard event is more than worthy. The main event will be the battle between Colby Covington and Tyrone Woodley, and Donald Cerrone will fight Nico Price.
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In addition, the noisy Khamzat Chimaev will enter the octagon again. He made his UFC debut in mid-July, which is just two months ago. And he will already have a third battle. The first two took place with a difference of 10 days and ended in victories. Most importantly, they are bright and fast.
Actually, both times a Swede of Chechen origin received a bonus for the evening’s performance, which already says a lot. To be fair, the rivals were downright modest. To begin with, strangled Welshman John Phillips in the opening of the second round, and then defeated Rhys McKee from Northern Ireland by TKO in the middle of the first round.
Chimaev fights cheerfully and spectacularly, combining a good free-style wrestling with a cool stance. The blow is in perfect order – sharp and powerful. The technique is at the level, and most importantly – constant pressure on the opponent, in which he simply cannot take a break and exhale. The constant threat of a takedown plus a hard hit is a dangerous combination.
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Greyhounds are loud and cocky, but this is the fastest way to create a name in the UFC. As long as the constant noise is supported by bright victories, everything is fine. He was ready to fight for the third time on August 15 at UFC 252, but it didn’t work out. Conversations about the fight with Conor McGregor also ended pretty quickly.
It is interesting to look at Khamzat against the backdrop of a really strong opponent. Dana White seems to have promised him, if he wins, a fight with Brazilian veteran Demian Maya on Fight Island within two months. But for this you need to deal with Gerald Mearshert.
The American is a classic middle peasant, although this is already more interesting than the two previous opponents. He made his UFC debut back in 2016. He often enters the octagon (three or four fights per year), but does not pretend to be anything serious. Suffice it to say that in the previous six fights he suffered four defeats, two of them in the first round.
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Omsk won the last four head-to-head meetings in regulation time.
Chimaev looks more interesting and varied. It is not surprising that the bookmakers give a modest odds of 1.26 for his victory, which will do at best for an express. The main task is to win as brightly and beautifully as possible, and then make enough noise in the press. In a word, declare yourself and raise your own shares.
Therefore, Khamzat does not intend to bring the case to the decision of the judges. Fortunately, he won all eight previous victories ahead of schedule. On P1 in the 1-2 rounds they give a strong coefficient of 1.67, the bolder option – P1 by knockout, technical knockout or disqualification for 2.84.
UFC Khamzat Chimaev vs. Gerald Mirshert on September 20
Chimaev managed to declare himself with two bright victories and a lot of noise. Previous rivals were so-so, and Mirchert is not of particular interest. Khamzat’s task is to get the most striking and spectacular victory, raise his shares and get a more serious opponent. We are waiting for the quick success of the Swede from Chechnya.