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Khamzat Chimaev faces Robert Whittaker in Saudi Arabia's UFC debut for a chance at Dricus Du Plessis

Posted : 28 March 2024

The UFC's debut in Saudi Arabia on June 22 is confirmed, featuring a headline bout between Khamzat Chimaev and Robert Whittaker, with the winner earning a shot at Dricus du Plessis.

UFC CEO Dana White officially announced the main event fight on X, revealing Chimaev's return since his last victory over Kamaru Usman at UFC 294 in October, aiming to maintain his undefeated record against Whittaker, the former middleweight champion with a record of 26-7.

Whittaker's recent victory over Paulo Costa marked his return after losing to Dricus du Plessis in July, setting the stage for an intense battle against Chimaev.

The winner of the Saudi headline fight will become the top contender for a matchup against Du Plessis, as confirmed by Dana White, highlighting the stakes for Chimaev and Whittaker.

Initially, Chimaev had eyed a showdown with Du Plessis at UFC 300 in April, but Du Plessis sustained injuries during his previous bout against Sean Strickland in January.

Other matchups announced for the card include Sergei Pavlovich vs. Alexander Volkov, Kelvin Gastelum vs. Daniel Rodriguez, Volkan Oezdemir vs. Johnny Walker, and Shara Magomedov vs. Ihor Potieria.

Expectations are high for additional fights to be unveiled in the forthcoming weeks and months leading up to the event.




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