Khamzat Khizarovich Chimaev is a Swedish professional mixed martial artist and freestyle wrestler who competes in the welterweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
In wrestling, Chimaev is a three-time Swedish National champion. As of 12 April 2022, he is #3 in the UFC welterweight rankings.
Chimaev was born in the Chechen Republic of Russia, where he started wrestling when he was five years old.
He allegedly won a bronze medal at the Russian National Championships at the junior level.
In 2013, when he was 18, he immigrated to Sweden with his mother, joining his older brother.
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Chimaev married on May 21, 2022, in Chechnya, in the presence of Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov.
Chimaev is friends with other MMA fighters Darren Till and Jack Hermansson.