Athletistic/ MMA. Former American mixed martial artist Henry Cejudo believes that before fighting Israel Adesanya for the UFC middleweight title, Khamzat Chimaev needs to fight one more fight.

“If Hamzat is telling the truth, if he really wants to fight Israel, then he has to get past Robert Whittaker. Beating Whittaker is the best way to get a shot at the middleweight title,” Cejudo said.

On September 10, 2022, at UFC 279 in Las Vegas, Khamzat Chimaev defeated American Kevin Holland with a first-round Brabo choke. The fight took place in wrestling weight, because. Khamzat did not enter the welterweight range and his fight with welterweight Nate Diaz was replaced by a fight with Holland. Chimaev’s MMA stats are 12 wins, 0 losses, 0 draws.

Robert Whittaker defeated Italian Marvin Vittori on September 3, 2022 at UFC Fight Night 209 via unanimous decision. Whittaker has 24 wins, 6 losses, 0 draws in professional mixed martial arts.