Khamzat Chimaev defeated Gerald Meerschaert in just 17 seconds at UFC Vegas 11 registering his third win in the UFC. Earlier, he defeated two opponents in Abu Dhabi at Fight Island. Khamzat also made history with the quickest win-hattrick in the UFC.
Chimaev has fought three bouts in the UFC and has won all of them in the first round. He also broke Johnny Walker’s record by winning the first three fights in just 66 days while Walker took 105 days. The 26-year-old Swede is 9-0 in MMA, and 3-0 in UFC.
— UFC_AUSNZ (@UFC_AUSNZ) September 20, 2020
The MMA world was shaken with Broz performance as he knocked GM with a big right hand in just 17 seconds of the bout. UFC President Dana White has already been impressed with the Russian born Swedish fighter and has always backed him since his first fight. He couldn't control his excitement after UFC Vegas 11 bout and made a tweet.
HOOOOOOOLY FUCKING SHIT!!!!!!!!!!
— danawhite (@danawhite) September 20, 2020
The former UFC Light Heavyweight champion Jon Jones, who recently vacated the title, also congratulated Khamzat with a tweet.
Congratulations my dude, you’re the real deal pic.twitter.com/Wo2Rjf4nIH
— BONY (@JonnyBones) September 20, 2020
Several UFC fighters and personalities were surprised by his performance and reacted on Twitter. Take a look.
There is no doubt now. @KChimaev is THE TRUTH.
— Joe Rogan (@joerogan) September 20, 2020
CHIMAEV is seriously a different beast!!! #UFCVegas11
— Megan Anderson (@MeganA_mma) September 20, 2020
What a statement win for Chimaev, who has now won 3 UFC fights in 66 days! Unreal. Next up, Demian Maia. #UFCVegas11
— Kevin Iole (@KevinI) September 20, 2020
@khamsat_chimaew just went right through this dude. @arielhelwani I can’t wait until Monday to discuss this dude. I’m driving The hype train now AH!! :17 seconds. How could this be happening? pic.twitter.com/rx1dc7IF8U
— Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) September 20, 2020