Khamzat Chimaev is effectively and really again, scheduled to face China's Li Jingliang in welterweight on October 30 at UFC 267.
UFC President Dana White recently indicated that his groups had been engaged on a return of Shimaev in October, right here we're lastly fastened on the latter.
First disclosed by the location Octagon Bet, the knowledge was instantly confirmed by the MMA Junkie web site which itself inquired concerning the conduct of the battle. The official announcement shouldn't be lengthy any longer.
Severely hit by COVID, Chimaev couldn't honor his battle towards Leon Edwards regardless of 3 makes an attempt to arrange by the UFC between the top of 2020 and the start of 2021. Disillusioned by his private state of affairs, the Chechen Swedish had even severely thought-about taking his retirement. This tough episode in his profession now appears to be a factor of the previous, a lot to the delight of followers who're hoping for his return after a thunderous UFC debut.
He will due to this fact face the Chinese Li Jingliang, twelfth within the official classification, and who comes out of a terrific victory by KO over Santiago Ponzinibbio in January. He gained 4 of his final 5 fights.
As a reminder, UFC 267 is ready to be held in Abu Dhabi and headlining the sunshine heavyweight title battle between champion Jan Blachowicz and Glover Teixeira.