The #11 ranked Welterweight Chimaev will be looking to break into the top 10 with the biggest win of his career against Burns.
Burns will be hoping to derail the hype train that is Chimaev, but MMA fans, and probably Dana White himself, will be hoping that another genuine Welterweight challenger emerges this weekend to eventually take on Kamaru Usman.
Here’s everything you need to know about the UFC 273 contest between Khamzat Chiamev and Gilbert Burns and what pro fighters are predicting.
Chimaev vs Burns Predictions
The UFC Featherweight Champion and one half of the UFC 273 main event Alexander Volkanovski gave his prediction for the fight whilst speaking to BJPenn.com: “I see Chimaev, he truly is the real deal and people will be blown away by his performance against Burns. I have a feeling he will be able to manhandle him.”
Ian Garry also gave his opinion on this weekend’s clash, again speaking to BJPenn.com about the 170-pound showdown.
He said: “Dude, it’s a huge fight. Gilbert is an animal and then you have Khamzat who is the most talked-about fighter and no one really knows how good he is.
“It’s a tough fight for both guys because a wrestler vs a grappler is always tough but it’s interesting. Both guys are going to bang, and I don’t think Khamzat isn’t scared of Gilbert’s grappling and Gilbert isn’t scared of Khamzat’s wrestling.
“Obviously, I think Khamzat goes out there and smashes him but I don’t think it’s an easy fight for either guy.”
UFC 273 Fight Card
Here is the UFC 273 Volkanovski vs The Korean Zombie fight card as it stands on Saturday 9th April 2022 according to the official UFC website:
- UFC Featherweight Title: Alexander Volkanovski (C) vs. Chan Sung Jung
- UFC Bantamweight Title: Petr Yan (Interim C) vs. Aljamain Sterling (C)
- Gilbert Burns vs. Khamzat Chimaev
- Mackenzie Dern vs. Tecia Torres
- Vinc Pichel vs Mark Madsen
- Ian Garry vs. Darian Weeks
- Anthony Hernandez vs Josh Fremd
- Aspen Ladd vs Raquel Pennington
- Mickey Gall vs. Mike Malott
- Aleksei Oleinik vs Jared Vaneraa
- Piera Rodriguez vs. Kay Hansen
- Julio Arce vs. Daniel Santos
UFC 273’s Main Card is currently scheduled to begin at 3:00 am BST on Sunday 10th April 2022, and will be available for fans to watch in its entirety on BT Sport.
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