Many resources verified the planned pairing to MMA Preventing adhering to an initial report from Combate.
Because generating his octagon debut in July, Chimaev has immediately come to be just one of the most talked-about fighters on the whole UFC roster. The Russian born fighter produced an impressive debut by tearing via John Phillips in just over a minute into their struggle on July 15 just before generating a speedy convert all-around and performing almost the specific same thing to Rhys McKee 10 times later.
Chimaev wanted to return to action once again in August, but journey troubles prevented the UFC from scheduling him on a card in the United States at the time. Now with his visa secured, Chimaev is expected to appear to The us for the battle on Sept. 19.
As for Meerschaert, he’s searching to get back in the win column right after getting rid of to Ian Heinisch in his past outing at UFC 250 in June. He was originally scheduled to combat on Aug. 1, but was pulled from a scheduled bout against Ed Herman right after testing good for COVID-19.
Now it appears Meerschaert will search to pull off the upset from arguably the best prospect in the entire sport in Chimaev. In an odd wrinkle, UFC President Dana White lately disclosed that the advertising is also doing work on a welterweight battle amongst Chimaev and two-time UFC title challenger Demian Maia for a foreseeable future Fight Island card.
The prepared double booking did not sit effectively with Meerschaert: