Chimaev, 27, has outlanded his opponents a combined 252-2 times during his incredible undefeated career.
The Swede continued his 4-0 start in the UFC in Abu Dhabi last October, defeating perennial contender Li Jingliang via first-round submission.
And although he acknowledges the fight game is almost impossible to predict, he doesn’t think Burns will be much of a challenge.
Chimaev told RT Sport: “All those numbers mean nothing.
“To be honest, I don’t see a real challenge in him. We’ll see. Everything may happen in a fight, but I’m confident, as usual.
“I think I will just smash him with my skills and power. I feel that way. He might feel different, but I will go there and do what I did the last time.”
Masvidal and Covington will meet in the main event of UFC 272 next month on March 5 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Chimaev revealed he will be paying close attention but says he doesn’t care who wins as he wants to fight them anyway.
He added: “I think they will give us a great fight. Masvidal is a slight favourite for me, but Colby is also a tough guy. He fights well.
“We’ll see. I think it’s 50-50. I don’t care which one of them wins.
“I am fighting Burns now, then, after beating Burns, hopefully I will fight the winner of Masvidal-Covington because it seems like Usman has a hand injury and needs time to recover.
“I hope he will recover soon, so I am waiting for this guy, too. Looking forward to fighting him.
“But for now, I think the winner of my fight with Gilbert will fight the winner of Masvidal-Covington for the interim title or just for the No. 1 contender spot, and then Usman should come back, and we will fight him. This looks like a good plan to me.”