Khamzat Chimaev is a successful mixed martial artist and wrestler from Sweden. With a background in freestyle wrestling, Chimaev began training in MMA at Allstar Training Center and quickly made a name for himself.
Chimaev started his professional MMA debut in May 2018 and has remained undefeated throughout both his professional UFC and wrestling career. Chimaev has a net worth of $1 million and earns a $50,000 guaranteed payout per event, with recent fights earning him as much as $130,000.
About Khamzat Chimaev
Khamzat Chimaev was born on May 1, 1994, in the Chechen Republic, Russia. He began taking wrestling lessons at a young age and demonstrated his talent by earning a bronze medal at the Russian National Championships during his junior years. In 2013, Chimaev moved to Sweden with his mother, where he continued his wrestling career, winning gold medals in the Swedish Freestyle National Championships in 2016, 2017, and 2018.
|Full Name||Khamzat Khizarovich Chimaev|
|Profession||MMA, Freestyle Wrestling|
|Date of Birth||1 May 1994|
|Place of Birth||Beno-Yurt, Chechnya, Russia|
|Pro MMA Debut||2017|
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight||170 lb (77 kg)|
|Net Worth||$1 million|
While living in Sweden, Chimaev started training in mixed martial arts (MMA) at the Allstars Training Center in Stockholm. He had a successful amateur MMA career, winning all three of his fights in 2017 and 2018. Khaled Laallam, the future IMMAF World Champion, was one of his opponents, whom Chimaev defeated via submission in the second round.
Chimaev made his professional MMA debut on May 26, 2018, against Gard Olve Segan, winning the match with a knockout in the second round. He fought four consecutive winning bouts in the Brave Combat Federation during his first two years as a professional.
In the post-Covid era, Chimaev signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and made his debut in the UFC on ESPN: Kattar vs Ige event. He defeated John Phillips via 2nd round submission, earning his debut win in the UFC. Since then, he has had four fights and remains undefeated in both his professional UFC and wrestling career. Chimaev is scheduled to fight Nate Diaz in the upcoming UFC 279 event.
MMA Career Overview
UFC Career Overview
|9-Apr-22||UFC 273||Win||Gilbert Burns||Decision (unanimous)||3|
|30-Oct-21||UFC 267||Win||Li Jingliang||Technical Submission (rear-naked choke)||1|
|19-Sep-20||UFC Fight Night: Covington vs. Woodley||Win||Gerald Meerschaert||KO (punch)||1|
|26-Jul-20||UFC on ESPN: Whittaker vs. Till||Win||Rhys McKee||TKO (punches)||1|
|16-Jul-20||UFC on ESPN: Kattar vs. Ige||Win||John Phillips||Submission (D’Arce choke)||2|
UFC Career Stats: 2022 YTD
|Strikes Landed per Minute||7.89|
|Significant Striking Accuracy||59%|
|Strikes Absorbed per Minute||4.30|
|Significant Strike Defense||41%|
|Average Takedowns Landed (/15m)||3.23|
|Average Submissions Attempted (/15m)||2.7|
Khamzat Chimaev Net Worth, Salary, and Earnings
Khamzat Chimaev has quickly made a name for himself in the UFC welterweight division. With his impressive wrestling background and strong striking skills, he has managed to remain undefeated in both his wrestling and MMA careers. As of 2023, Chimaev’s net worth is estimated to be around $1 million. He has earned over $683,500 in prize money from his professional MMA career, and his guaranteed payout per event is $50,000. Chimaev’s recent victory against Gilbert Burns earned him $130,000.
Khamzat Chimaev’s Net Worth and Salary
|Event||Payout||Win Bonus||Extra Bonus||Endorsement||Total|
|UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs Ige||$10,000||$10,000||$50,000||$3,500||$73,500|
|UFC Fight Night: Covington vs Woodley||$45,000||$45,000||$50,000||$3,500||$143,500|
|UFC Fight Night: Whittaker vs Till||$12,000||$12,000||$50,000||$3,500||$77,500|
Khamzat Chimaev, an undefeated MMA fighter and accomplished wrestler, has attracted the attention of various brands for endorsement deals due to his impressive performances and growing popularity in the sport. Currently, Chimaev is sponsored by RDX Sports and Smilodox.
RDX Sports is a prominent global sports brand that manufactures and distributes a wide range of combat sports gear, including boxing gloves, MMA gloves, and protective equipment. As a sponsor, RDX Sports provides Chimaev with high-quality gear and equipment to support his training and competitions.
Smilodox, on the other hand, is a sportswear brand that focuses on producing fashionable and functional fitness apparel. By sponsoring Chimaev, Smilodox benefits from the exposure that comes with being associated with a successful and popular fighter.
Khamzat Chimaev’s Girlfriend/Wife
Khamzat Chimaev got married in a traditional wedding ceremony in his hometown Chechnya on May 21, 2022. He has not disclosed any information about his wife to the media. At 28 years old, Chimaev remains undefeated in both his professional UFC and wrestling career and is considered one of the best freestyle wrestlers from Russia.
Chimaev is 29 years old (as of 2023).
Height and Weight
Khamzat Chimaev’s height is 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) and weighing 170 lb (77 kg).