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Khamzat Chimaev Calls For Showdown With Sean Brady: ‘I Want To Fight This Guy’

Surging undefeated UFC welterweight contender, Khamzat Chimaev has been linked with a slew of potential opponents for his next Octagon walk, which is expected to take place in January. And has now switched his attention to the now-#14 ranked contender, Sean Brady who maintained his undefeated record at UFC Vegas 43 on Saturday with a unanimous decision victory over Michael Chiesa.

Chimaev, who improved to 10-0 as a professional back in October, made his UFC return and his fourth promotional walk as a result. The Chechen-born contender featured on the main card of UFC 267 in Abu Dhabi, UAE on ‘Fight Island’ — stopping the then-#11 ranked, Li Jingliang with a dominant, one-sided opening round rear-naked choke win.

For Brady, the Philadelphia native took co-headlining honors at UFC Vegas 43 last weekend against the aforenoted, Chiesa, utilizing his grappling ability en route to a close decision victory over The Ultimate Fighter victor.

Following Brady’s victory — his fourth in the UFC and fifteenth professionally, Chimaev posted beneath an official UFC post on Twitter, calling for a matchup with the Roufusport native.

I want to fight this guy [Sean Brady],” Chimaev tweeted. “Let’s fight bro (closed fist emoij) (winking tongue emoji).

Whilst AllStars MMA mainstay, Chimaev called for a showdown against Brady, the latter has suggested a matchup against the victor of the upcoming UFC Vegas 45 pairing between two-time welterweight title challenger, Stephen Thompson and Belal Muhammad.

I think the winner of Belal [Muhammad] and ‘Wonderboy’ [Stephen Thompson] would be fun,” Brady told assembled media. “I don’t know what they’re both ranked, but I know they’re in the top-10. I know the rankings come out on Tuesday. I’m sure I’m going to land somewhere in the top-10. Then, yeah, we can go from there.

Akin to Chimaev, Brady continues to bolster consecutive UFC victories since his debut — landing five wins from his first five outings under the promotion’s banner, scoring triumphs against Jake Matthews, Christian Aguilera, Ismail Naurdiev, and Court McGee.

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An MMA fan since 2011 and covering the sport since 2016, Ross Markey has built himself into a top journalist in combat sports.

First catching on to MMA and the UFC in particular back when Brock Lesnar fought Shane Carwin, and even more so when he fought Alistair Overeem back in 2011, Ross really became enchanted with the sport from late-2013-2014 onwards.

He initially began covering MMA in tandem with football back in June 2016 just as he was finishing school. The first real event he covered on his own personal blog was UFC 200 in July of that year during international fight week. His content consisted of previews and event and results recaps. In between jobs, Ross produced content on the side before transitioning to a full-time position back in early 2019.

He initially started creating content on his own blog back in June of 2016, before becoming a staff writer, lead writer, and editor for websites such as MMA Motion, Combat Insiders, Fight Bananas, FightPost, Severe MMA, MMA Power Hour, FightBook MMA, LowKick MMA, and of course, Current MMA.

Back in 2019, Ross received the award Top Journalist of 2019 for FightBook MMA, before he was then promoted to the website's lead writer. Following a six-month period at MMA Power Hour, he was also employed as a junior editor for the company. Throughout his time in the industry, he has interviewed the likes of Colby Covington, Rhys McKee, Pedro Carvalho, Felicia Spencer, Eryk Anders, Jussier Formiga, Danni Neilan, Frans Mlambo, Alex Lohore, Blaine O'Driscoll, Modestas Bukauskas, Ross Houston, Jon Fitch, and Richie Smullen.

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