Khamzat Chimaev

Khamzat Chimaev is a Swedish professional mixed martial artist and freestyle wrestler. He is a competitor in the UFC welterweight division and a former competitor of Brave Combat Federation. Read the article to know Chimaev’s net worth, salary, earnings, wife, age, and other information.

About Khamzat Chimaev

Chimaev was born in Russia’s Chechen Republic. He began taking wrestling lessons at a young age. He also earned a bronze medal at the Russian National Championships during his junior years. Later, in 2013, he moved to Sweden with his mother. He won gold medals in the Swedish Freestyle National Championships in 2016, 2017, and 2018. Chimaev is still considered one of the best freestyle wrestlers from Russia.

In addition to wrestling, he began training in MMA at Allstar Training Center in Stockholm. The Russian wrestler had three amateur MMA fights with a 3-0 record in 2017 and 2018. Khaled Laallam, the future IMMAF World Champion, was on his opponent list. He defeated Lallam via submission during the second round. The month after his third and last amateur fight, Chimaev made his professional MMA debut.

On 26 May 2018, Khamzat Chimaev faced Gard Olve Segan in his debut bout. Knocking out Segan in the second round, he earned his first professional MMA win that night. During the first 2 years, Chimaev fought for the Brave Combat Federation. There he had four fights that he won consecutively.

At the end of the Covid pandemic, Chimaev signed a new deal with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He made his debut in the UFC on ESPN: Kattar vs Ige event. Defeating John Phillips via 2nd round submission, he once again earned his debut win at UFC. Following that, he had 4 fights till now. Chimaev remains undefeated throughout both his professional UFC and wrestling career. He is scheduled to fight Nate Diaz in the upcoming UFC 279 event.

Khamzat Chimaev’s Net Worth and Salary

Chimaev’s net worth is around $1 million in 2023. The wrestler turned mixed martial artist has earned $683,500 prize money from his professional MMA career. He earns a $50,000 guaranteed payout per event. Recently, he earned $130,000 from winning a fight against Gilbert Burns. Below is a breakdown list of Chimaev’s recent UFC bout incomes –

Event Payout Win Bonus Extra Bonus Endorsement Total
UFC 273 $150,000 $50,000 $30,000 $4,500 $234,500
UFC 267 $50,000 $50,000 $50,000 $4,500 $154,500
UFC Fight Night: Covington vs Woodley $45,000 $45,000 $50,000 $3,500 $143,500
UFC Fight Night: Whittaker vs Till $12,000 $12,000 $50,000 $3,500 $77,500
UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs Ige $10,000 $10,000 $50,000 $3,500 $73,500

Chimaev’s Endorsements:

RDX Sports and Smilodox currently sponsor Khamzat Chimaev. Majdi Shammas manages him.

Quick Facts

Full Name Khamzat Khizarovich Chimaev
Nickname Borz
Profession MMA, Freestyle Wrestling
Style Wrestling
Division Welterweight, Middleweight
Date of Birth 1 May 1994
Place of Birth Beno-Yurt, Chechnya, Russia
Age 28
Nationality Swedish
Pro MMA Debut 2017
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg)
Net Worth $1 million
Career Earnings $683,500
Marital Status Married
Father’s Name n/a
Mother’s Name n/a
Twitter Handle @Kchimaev
Instagram Handle @khamzat_chimaev

Khamzat Chimaev’s Wife

Chimaev is married. He got married on May 21, 2022, with a traditional wedding ceremony in his hometown Chechnya. He had kept his wedding announcement quiet and had not given any details about his new wife to the media.

Khamzat Chimaev marriage

His Age

Chimaev was born on May 1, 1994, in Chechnya, Russia. At present, he is only 28 years old.

His Height and Weight

The Swedish MMA professional has a height of 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m), and he weighs 170 lb (77 kg).

Khamzat Chimaev’s Stats

MMA Career Overview

Category Win Loss
Knockout 6 0
Submission 4 0
Decision 1 0

UFC Career Overview

Date Event Res. Opponent Method Round
9-Apr-22 UFC 273 Win Gilbert Burns Decision (unanimous) 3
30-Oct-21 UFC 267 Win Li Jingliang Technical Submission (rear-naked choke) 1
19-Sep-20 UFC Fight Night: Covington vs. Woodley Win Gerald Meerschaert KO (punch) 1
26-Jul-20 UFC on ESPN: Whittaker vs. Till Win Rhys McKee TKO (punches) 1
16-Jul-20 UFC on ESPN: Kattar vs. Ige Win John Phillips Submission (D’Arce choke) 2

UFC Career Stats: 2022 YTD

Category Stats
Strikes Landed per Minute 7.89
Significant Striking Accuracy 59%
Strikes Absorbed per Minute 4.30
Significant Strike Defense 41%
Average Takedowns Landed (/15m) 3.23
Takedown Accuracy 66%
Takedown Defense 100%
Average Submissions Attempted (/15m) 2.7

Khamzat Chimaev | UFC Year of the Fighter

FAQ about Khamzat Chimaev

How much is Nate Diaz’s Net Worth in 2023?

Khamzat Chimaev’s net worth is $1 million in 2023.

How Old is He?

Chimaev is currently 28 years old.

What is His Height?

He is 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) tall.

What are his Career Earnings?

He has earned over $683,500 million in his professional career.

Abdullah Al Hasan writes about various players, especially about their Biography. He is a freelance content writer and a full-time blogger by profession. He also writes on Surprise Sports regularly.


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