Video Footage: Khamzat Chimaev Drops UFC Heavyweight Alexander Gustafsson In Sparring

September 6, 2020 by Jack Ol

A video of Khamzat Chimaev dropping UFC heavyweight Alexander Gustafsson in sparring has emerged on the internet.

Chechen-born Swede Chimaev is preparing for his third UFC bout- first in the US soil against Gerald Meerschaert on September 19 for which he ha been training with the two-time light heavyweight champion Gustafsson at the Allstars gym in Stockholm. A clip of their sparr was leaked recently where the two can be seen doing the rounds. Khamzat drops Alexander Gustafsson to the ground with a kick which caught the attention of the MMA community.

Many people thought it was a shot to the liver while the other believed it to be an illegal, low blow.

Khamzat is a new but very popular name in the UFC lately. He made his UFC debut in July at Fight Island and defeated John Phillips. He again returned to action 10 days later and defeated Rhys Mckee. He had a dominant win in both fights throwing 124 punches while talking only 2.

UFC President Dana White was also impressed with his performance and is planning a big welterweight bout against Demian Maia

"He'll fight here [in Las Vegas] and he'll fight in 'Fight Island. Yeah, this guy wants to...I love that mentality. We're working on a fight for him here, it's still being worked. But we're talking about him and Demian Maia on 'Fight Island'."

Dana said.

Chimaev was all over the news after calling out several UFC top guys. He also headlined after he revealed that he traveled to Dublin in an attempt to hunt down and "beat up" Conor McGregor.