Dafter that Alex "Poatan" Pereira will knock out Sean Strickland saturday night at UFC 276, Khamzat Chimaev I called out the Brazilian fighter on s
Dafter that Alex “Poatan” Pereira will knock out Sean Strickland saturday night at UFC 276, Khamzat Chimaev I called out the Brazilian fighter on social media.
Two fights later at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Israel Adesana retained his middleweight title after defeating Jared Cannonier by unanimous decision
Poatán still lacks experience in the octagon, but breaking the six-fight winning streak of Strickland should put him in the top five of the middleweight division.
That would put him as one of the candidates to challenge Israel Adesanawith whom the Brazilian fighter has history since his kickboxing days.
adesanya I lost to Poatán twice, once by knockout, so he probably wants revenge now that he’s the champion.
Khamzat Chimaev begs Dana White to give him a chance against Poatan
Though Adesanya vs. Pereira is the fight of UFC most expected and Poatán will probably be the next challenger to the title, Chimaev wants to face him first.
After that Poatán I defeated Strickland, Chimaev I took to Twitter to ask Dana White a fight against future middleweight title contenders.
Chimaevthe number 3 welterweight after a win over Gilbert Burns At UFC 273, he talked about competing in both divisions.
However, it is unlikely to do so any time soon, especially since Poatán he is perhaps the next to challenge Adesanya for his throne.
to the coaches of Chimaev they also would like him to focus on his welterweight title run before moving up the division.