Khamzat Chimaev required a full 15 minutes to get past Kamaru Usman, but he still managed to extend his winning streak at UFC 294.
Khamzat Chimaev took home two scores of 29-27 for his early domination of Usman on the canvas, while one judge scored it a draw 28-28, likely rewarding Kamaru Usman’s late surge in the middleweight co-headliner on Saturday at Etihad Arena..
Fighting on two weeks’ notice, Kamaru Usman performed well not only in a new weight division, but against one of the sport’s most fearsome figures. But Chimaev’s grappling was a step above when it counted.
Here’s what fighters had to say about Khamzat Chimaev vs. Kamaru Usman on the pay-per-view main card of UFC 294.