A potential matchup between Kamaru “Nigerian Nightmare” Usman and Khamzat “Borz” Chimaev has been ruminating since Chimaev’s quick victory over Jingliang Li at UFC 267. Should Usman defeat Colby Covington at UFC 268, a matchup with Chimaev will be on everyone’s mind. Let’s take a look at the potential matchup between Usman and Chimaev.

Kamaru Usman vs Khamzat Chimaev Odds

The future odds for Kamaru Usman vs Khamzat Chimaev were released shortly after Chimaev’s win over Li. Usman open as a fairly strong -200 favorite over Chimaev, who opened at +170. Since opening, the odds have shifted just a little bit, putting Usman at -190 and Chimeav at +165.

It will be interesting to see the line movement if and when this fight ever gets made. One thing’s for sure, no matter what happens at UFC 268, Chimeav will likely be the fighter the fans want to see challenge for the welterweight title next. Whether he is next up or a fight away, that’s up to the UFC brass.

Kamaru Usman vs Khamzat Chimaev Fighter form

Recent form for Kamaru Usman

Usman most recently appeared at UFC 261, taking on and defeating Jorge Masvidal via KO/TKO in a Welterweight bout. He went into the fight as the -350 moderate favorite. Usman earned a performance of the night bonus cheque for his efforts. The win extended his winning streak to 20 in a row. Usman’s professional MMA record currently sits at 19-1.

Recent form for Khamzat Chimaev

Chimaev most recently appeared at UFC 267, taking on and defeating Jingliang Li via Submission in a Welterweight bout. He went into the fight as the -500 heavy favorite. Chimaev earned a performance of the night bonus cheque for his efforts. The win extended his winning streak to 10 in a row. Chimaev’s professional MMA record currently sits at 10-0.

Tale of the tape

Tale of the tape: Kamaru Usman vs Khamzat Chimaev
Kamaru “Nigerian Nightmare” UsmanvsKhamzat “Borz” Chimaev
34Age27
22Fights10
19Wins10
1Losses0
9KO’s5
2Subs5
6’0″ (183cm)Height6’2″ (188cm)
76.0″ (193cm)Reach75.0″ (191cm)

Michael is a lifelong fight fan and martial artist. He has been in the MMA world for over a decade as an athlete and analyst. A consummate student of the game, Michael lives and breathes fight sports.