Mad suitor or professional suitor?
One of many freest hype trains in blended martial arts (MMA) latest reminiscence, Khamzat Chimaev, is again in motion at UFC 273 tonight (Saturday April 9, 2022), taking the most important check of his younger fight sports activities profession, Gilbert Burns, a former 170-pound title challenger and present No. 2 seed within the proficient welterweight division.
The Chechen wrestler actually goes unpunished, completely dominating every of his 4 UFC bouts and exhibiting wonderful talent and athleticism in each look. Certainly, ‘Borz’ appears like a future champion – and given Khabib Nurmagomedov’s precedent – it’s arduous to not get on board. All the identical, Burns is a large compete. A Brazilian jiu-jitsu ace with appreciable knockout energy in each palms, “Durinho” isn’t any straightforward job for any foe at 170 kilos.
The “Folks’s Predominant Occasion” begins now!
Dwell updates will begin streaming as the 2 fighters head to the Octagon…
Khamzat, the monstrous favorite, was the primary to dash in direction of the cage:
Then it was time for former title challenger Burns to move to the Octagon:
Khamzat was actually sitting on prime of the cage, smiling and absorbing all the pieces, ready for Burns to stroll in along with his SMESH brother, Darren Until – actually by no means seen this earlier than.
First spherical :
Khamzat got here out with a giant proper looper that missed, falling to his knee and trying to put him to the bottom instantly. Burns fought arduous to remain on his toes, with Khamzat lastly dragging him to the underside of the fence a minute later. Burns was capable of get to his toes, then did a pleasant roll to interrupt his grip. Khamzat stood over him, with referee Mike Beltran stepping in to permit Burns to get again to his toes. Burns’ calf kick knocked Khamzat off stability, then a kick to the physique as he started to settle. Massive straight proper hand from Burns, then a left hook as Khamzat had simply bounced again to search out a gap. Ovdrhand straight from Burns, then a one-two mixture that Khamzat didn’t actually care to dam. Massive proper hand from Khamzat, partially blocked. Burns’ low kick knocked Khamzat off stability as he struck, with Khamzat coming again in type. A straight shot from Khamzat hit Burns on his butt, then Dagestan went loopy on the bottom. Burns fought again with punches to the again and ultimately allowed Burns to his toes. The 2 photographs exchanged till the bell. Wonderful lap, probably Khamzat took the lead.
Appears like Burns has his wig break up on the finish of the ground and the pound, however nothing main. Burns tried an early takedown, however Khamzat was nowhere to be discovered. Khamzat’s jabs pushed Burns towards the cage, however he fought again and knocked out “Borz” with a tough proper hand. Entrance kick from Khamzat, then an overhand proper hand from Burns on the run. He tried one other takedown to the middle of the cage, however Khamzat was cemented. Burns drilled it with an enormous shot that knocked Khamzat out, then he adopted it up with a barrage of strikes that appeared like Khamzat was in bother. The tempo slowed and Khamzat was capable of get well, scoring with a low kick as Burns continued his assulta upstairs. Burns continued to pour it, touchdown on his again and drilling Khamzat with an enormous punch that busted his nostril. Khamzat stored going regardless, getting a bit wild along with his photographs as Burns continued to hammer with the forehand. Physique kick from Burns, countered by a proper hand from Khamzat. Massive jab from Burns on the bell which dropped Khamzat after which he kicked him on the way in which up which appeared unlawful however nobody cared. What a spherical!
5 minutes to go and it appears just like the battle was evenly matched. Khamzat got here out pumping the jab, Burns spiking him along with his personal jabs and arduous counterattacks. Burns, who appeared visibly exhausted, took one other hit and practically knocked him down. Burns pounded alongside the fence with Khamzat drilling him with gunfire, blood from his brow dripping down Khamzat’s again within the clinch. Khamzat continued to circle Burns alongside the fence like a wounded animal, bludgeoning him with partially blocked photographs and hoping he would fall. He didn’t do it. He landed a giant proper hand, which Khamzat returned moments later. With a minute remaining, it was nonetheless an all-out dogfight with Burns touchdown three overhand straights after which following them up with a sequence of left jabs. Burns appeared on the clock with 20 seconds to go, Khamzat touchdown a excessive kick after which a stomach shot on the finish that very effectively might have gained him the battle. OH WHAT A FIGHT!!!!!
Closing end result: Khamzat defeated. Burns by unanimous resolution (29-28 x3) — WATCH THE HIGHLIGHTS!
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