Khamzat Chimaev (12-0-0) defeated Kevin Holland (23-8-0) Saturday Night Submission First Round Co-Main Event UFC 279 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The 28-year-old Chimaev had a dramatic preparation for the tournament but managed to go undefeated after Holland was knocked out. 2:13 remained in the first round.
29-year-old Holland did not inflict a single punch or kick on Chimaev, which brought the Swedish fighter an impeccable victory.
Chimaev did not hesitate to take down Holland, who defended his position a couple of times.
Holland was unable to escape a third time and had to knock as Chimaev strangled him.
Chimaev called the reason for weight loss
Chimaev, who was originally supposed to fightNate Diaz but weighted well above the limit, as he revealed in his post-match interview with Joe Rogan why he missed weight.
“I don’t care about this shit broChimaev said. “I will kill this guy. I will go through everyone.”
When Rogan explained to Chimaev that he should be weighed in 170 pounds to win the welterweight title, the fighter said his doctor told him to stop losing weight for health reasons.
In his impassioned post-fight interview, Chimaev said thatKill them all“and wants to become a champion in several divisions.