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Gilbert Burns vs. Khamzat Chimaev Targeted for UFC 273

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Rising star-Khamzat Chimaev’s next fight is in the works.

UFC president Dana White has told Aaron Bronsteter that Khamzat Chimaev is being targeted to face former title challenger Gilbert Burns at UFC 273 on April 9th in Jacksonville, Florida.

Gilbert Burns (20-4 MMA, 13-4 UFC) bounced back with a decision victory over Stephen Thompson in July. Burns was unsuccessful in his first title shot against welterweight champion Kamaru Usman, losing by KO in the second round of the February 2021 bout. “Durinho” now 7-1 in his last 8 contests is looking to gain another title shot by defeating the new star of the division.

Khamzat Chimaev (10-0 MMA, 4-0 UFC) is undefeated in the UFC since joining the organization in 2020. Chimaev is coming off of a win against Li Jingliang in October of last year, defeating ”The Leech” by first round submission.

UFC 273 is headlined by Alexander Volkanovski who will defend his featherweight title against Chan Sung Jung. The co-main event is a rematch between the bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling against interim champion Petr Yan in a unification title fight.

Other bouts scheduled for UFC 273 include:

  • Mackenzie Dern vs. Tecia Torres
  • Kelvin Gastelum vs. Nassourdine Imavov
  • Irene Aldana vs. Aspen Ladd
  • Ian Garry vs. Darian Weeks
  • Dricus Du Plessis vs. Chris Curtis
  • Jairzinho Rozenstruik vs. Marcin Tybura
  • Albert Duraev vs. Anthony Hernandez
  • Mickey Gall vs. Mike Malott
  • Gavin Tucker vs. Pat Sabatini
  • Julio Arce vs. Daniel Santos
  • Vinc Pichel vs. Mark Madsen
  • Piera Rodriguez vs. Kay Hansen

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