27 July 2020 00:31
ABU DHABI – Khamzat Chimaev beat Rhys McKee by first-round TKO on Saturday on the main card at UFC on ESPN 14 in Abu Dhabi. Take a look inside the fight with Chimaev, who won his second fight in 10 days to set a UFC record. Result: Khamzat Chimaev def. Rhys McKee via TKO (ground-and-pound) – Round 1, 3:09 Updated records: Chimaev (8-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC), McKee (10-3-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) Key stat: Chimaev is 8-0 to kick off his professional career, with all eight wins coming by finish. On breaking the UFC record for shortest time between wins "I feel amazing like I said 10 days before.
I'm so happy to be here, make history." On MMA coming so naturally to him "Of course it's easy for me. … I like to fight, taking the cage and smash somebody. It's too easy. Too easy to smash somebody and get money. Perfect for me." On comparisons to Khabib Nurmagomedov "It doesn't matter for me. I like this guy. This guy is pound-for-pound No. 1. I think he's pound-for-pound No. 1, 28 wins. Yeah. But soon I'm gonna be pound-for-pound No. 1. I'm gonna be champion. I have eight fights, eight finish. I'm gonna do this." On his willingness to fight twice during another 'Fight Island' run "Yeah, of course. I look at my brothers, but I have to speak with them. I am ready. Today, tomorrow I am ready. … I'm gonna finish everybody. I always look for finish. Smash somebody, knock them out.