Undefeated UFC welterweight contender Khamzat Chimaev called out newly crowned middleweight champion Alex Pereira for a December matchup.
“Ready to fight in Brazil @AlexPereiraUFC let’s go champ,” Chimaev posted on social media on November 13.
Ready to fight in Brazil @AlexPereiraUFC let’s go champ 🤪🤝— Khamzat Chimaev (@KChimaev) November 13, 2022
On Sunday, Chimaev doubled down on his call out of Pereira. “@AlexPereiraUFC 10 December let’s go, i already agreed. Now it’s your turn,” he wrote.
@AlexPereiraUFC 10 December let’s go, i already agreed. Now it’s your turn ⚔️— Khamzat Chimaev (@KChimaev) November 20, 2022
Pereira captured the middleweight crown by defeating Israel Adesanya in the UFC 281 main event on November 12. Adesanya wants an immediate rematch, but “Borz’ has other plans.
Chimaev is coming off a quick win over Kevin Holland at UFC 279 in September after missing weight to face Nate Diaz on the fight card. Chimaev has fought several times as a middleweight, including three times inside the octagon.
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