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Khamzat Chimaev Provides Update on UFC Return and Next Opponent

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One of the breakout stars of UFC’s 2020 was Khamzat Chimaev. The 26 year old Russian fighter was expected to make his first appearance in the octagon on March 13th. Chimaev was due to face #3-ranked Leon Edwards, but the bout had to be cancelled for the third time.

The reasoning for this cancellation was due to Khamzat Chimaev not having fully recovered from COVID-19. It was revealed shortly after the cancellation that the UFC were taking measures to provide Chimaev with medical treatment in the United States.

Khamzat Chimaev Returns

Khamzat Chimaev recently took to Twitter to update fans on his recovery and when he plans on getting back in the octagon. ‘Want to say thank you to Dana White and UFC, [for] giving me medical treatment and taking care of me first class. Thank you and I’m very grateful, see [you] in June.’

It was confirmed that Chimaev will be taking on Neil Magny when he returns to the octagon in June. Magny replied to a tweet from Chimaev, saying “Make sure you keep that same energy when you see me in person! I’ll give you my word, that I’m slapping you on sight and teaching some respect!”

“Be ready in June” Chimaev replied. “I’m going to give you real Chechen inside the cage and outside.”

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