Khamzat Chimaev has high hopes for himself and his career with BRAVE Combat Federation. At 6-0 in his professional career, “Borz” already a part of history as he’s set to challenge reigning Welterweight world champion Jarrah Al-Selawe in what’s being billed as the biggest fight in the company’s history.
The two will meet at BRAVE CF 37’s main event, which takes place in association with AK Fighting Championships, in Stockholm, Sweden, on April 18th. It will be a fitting homecoming for Chimaev, who has adopted Sweden as his home and trains at the world-renowned AllStars Training Center, with the likes of Alexander Gustafsson, Reza Madadi, and Ilir Latifi – all of which are huge fans of Khamzat, and have been on record saying their younger teammate will “soon be the best in the world”.
For the young phenom, however, the Al-Selawe fight simply represents a step towards immortality. Chimaev has grand plans under BRAVE Combat Federation and is looking to start off with a rivalry against “The Jordanian Lion”. Khamzat has hinted multiple times his greatest aim is to be known as the first-ever three-division world champion.
In order to do that, he will start his quest at Welterweight, while he has his eyes set on an eventual showdown at Middleweight and Super Lightweight. Khamzat believes he can take out Al-Selawe, and then move up to challenge Daniel “Gaucho”, the current champion at Middleweight, as well as going back down to Super Lightweight to face Eldar Eldarov.
While he hasn’t disclosed officially when he would like to face off with other champions, he has the biggest test of his professional career in front of him. Al-Selawe is the best fighter in Middle East history and is ready to conquer Europe and the world. A victory over Chimaev would solidify Jarrah as the best in his weight class, and a victory for Khamzat would mean the start of his dream scenario – can Chimaev become a three-division world champion?