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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