In just 10 days, Khamzat Chimaev went 2-0 at the UFC after maiming Rhys McKee on Saturday night at UFC on ESPN 14.
The Chechen-born savage quickly worked on John Phillips on his Octagon debut on July 15, then asked the UFC to allow him a quick lap to compete again this week. Not only did he go from middleweight to welterweight, but Chimaev managed to earn an even faster finish with a brutal TKO to the ground and pound to put McKee at just 3:09 in the first round.
After scoring two wins faster than anyone in UFC history, Chimaev looked more than ready to start over.
“I can fight after maybe an hour,” Chimaev said with a smile on his face. “If anyone is hurt, I’m here. I will run over everyone. It does not matter. I will run over everyone.
Less than 20 seconds into the fight, Chimaev had rushed through the cage and brought McKee to the ground and the Irish prospect would not recover.
Once the fight was on the canvas, Chimaev just hammered with punches as he constantly sought to improve his position. Finally, with McKee lying prone, Chimaev discharged with punches in succession of quick shots that gave the referee no choice but to stop the fight.
With two fights and two memorable wins, Chimaev quickly became one of the most discussed prospects in the UFC. Judging by his demeanor, he’ll be looking for his third victory as soon as the matchmakers can find him a willing opponent.