Khamzat Chimaev Vs. Leon Edwards may soon get a new date, in the meanwhile, Gilbert Burns picks the potential winner according to him.
Khamzat Chimaev Vs. Leon Edwards is the match that initially carried the torch to end the proceedings for the year but, could not get on the official card of UFC Vegas 17 as Covid-19 victimized Leon Edwards and forced him to pull out in the run-up.
With Khamzat Chimaev being the breakout star of 2020 and Leon Edwards enduring a series of misfortunes in the same period, the bout had the ideal narrative to become the final fight of the year. So, when it got scrapped a sense of disappointment hit the enthusiasts. However, much to their delight the match-up is still in the plans and is targeted to headline the January 20 slot of the International fight week.
Since it is going to be a Welterweight contest, one which will have an impact on the title contention, therefore, inferences will be drawn about the possible outcome of the match. So, In the wake of that, the current No.1 contender Gilbert Burns has given a mindful about the concerned fight.
Gilbert Burns Thinks Khamzat Will Have The Upper Hand Over Leon
Gilbert Burns, who himself has suffered the wrath of Covid-19, empathized with Leon Edwards for cutting a frustrated figure and at the same time expressed excitement about Kamzat Chimaev’s future in UFC.
Through his YouTube channel, Gilbert Burns also shared his views on the upcoming fight between Leon Edwards and Khamzat Chimaev. Noting down the experience and the current ranking, many observers and analysts think Leon Edwards will eventually get the better of Khamzat but, Burns carries a different opinion. In the video, Durinho stated that he thinks Khamzat will beat Leon.
Moreover, the 34-year-old is of the idea that Khamzat’s ethnicity (Chechen) gives him an edge over Leon. Burns, says fighters from Rio, Dagestan, and Chechnya, will always stand out in this sport.
Burns also added, while Chimaev is still fairly new in UFC but, he has a bright future in the promotion, and in the coming year could compete against him (Gilbert Burns) as well.
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