Henry Cejudo believes Khamzat Chimaev can beat Israel Adesanya

Henry Cejudo thinks the biggest threat to reigning middleweight king Israel Adesanya lies in the welterweight division

Israel Adesanya topped the middleweight division, racking up multiple wins now against the best in the division. He defeated Robert Whittaker at UFC 271 for the second time by unanimous decision.

Henry Cejudo (Credits: MMA Mania)

While there doesn’t appear to be any real threat to Adesanya’s reign, former two-division UFC champion Henry Cejudo has identified Khamzat Chimaev as a threat that could dethrone the middleweight champion.

Khamzat earlier responded to Adesanya’s performance at UFC 271 arguing that it’s an easy money fight for him.

Reacting to his tweet about “The Triple C and the Schmo Show,” Cejudo said “I love the Chimaev man. I don’t want him to fight my boy ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ [Kamaru Usman, UFC Welterweight Champion] but i wish he would come out and really show people how wrestling is supposed to be done, you know what i mean. I think Chimaev is special I think he’s proven himself and you know he’s the biggest threat right now he’s the hottest prospect he’s the hottest candidate to become the next UFC champion,” Cejudo concluded.

Khamzat Chimaev has emerged with insane stats in his first four fights inside the UFC octagon. Having competed in the welterweight and middleweight divisions, MMA fans and analysts have tipped him to be the only fighter capable of derailing the championship race for UFC welterweight and middleweight champions. .

Khamzat Chimaev makes a bold prediction if he should fight Israel Adesanya in the future

Khamzat Chimaev, who is known for his dominating display inside the octagon and his high self-esteem personality, made a bold prediction for a whimsical matchup against middleweight king Israel Adesanya after “The Last Stylebender defeated Robert Whittaker in the rematch at UFC 271.

Khamzat Chimaev
Khamzat Chimaev celebrates a victory (Credits: Bloody Elbow)

Chimaev won all four of his fights inside the UFC octagon by finishes and competed in the welterweight and middleweight divisions. The nature of his supremacy is reflected in a never-before-seen stat that shows he’s only been on the receiving end of three aggregate goals in four matches.

After Adesanya’s victory over Whittaker, Chimaev wrote:

@stylebender easy money for me, 0 struggle. 1 round, I’ll kill him.

Will Khamzat claim double champion status in the future remains a question as fans await fight news for ‘The Wolf’

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