UFC star Khamzat Chimaev helps warlord’s son to victory on MMA debut

High UFC welterweight and middleweight contender Chimaev has typically be criticised for his relationship with Chechen chief Ramzan Kadyrov, and cornered his son in a farcical MMA debut

UFC title contender Khamzat Chimaev was within the nook to assist Chechen chief Ramzan Kadyrov’s son Ali to a primary spherical win in his MMA debut.

The fighter was in Moscow to assist the 16-year-old Kadyrov, with whom he has been coaching on the Akhmat MMA combat membership for the previous few months. The Chechen chief’s son had boxed in an exhibition bout final yr, and determined to make the transition as simply a young person for his first skilled outing.

Kadyrov was backed by a Chechen flag along with his father’s face on it as he made his first stroll to the cage to face fellow debuting fighter Islam Akbarov. The 17-year-old managed to stuff an early takedown and land just a few kicks, however was clipped round two minutes into the bout and regardless of recovering with a takedown, was unable to do any vital harm.

About midway by means of the spherical, Akbarov tried a takedown, however was met by a kick that did not even actually land and fell again, permitting Kadyrov to take management. The Chechen fighter confirmed off ground-and-pound that would not be misplaced in a WWE ring, and with out doing seemingly any harm in any respect, as his opponent was shifting and defending himself, the referee waved off the combat.

Chimaev have fun with Kadyrov, leaping on prime of the cage and hugging him after he had carried out a backflip off the cage that was arguably extra spectacular than any of his preventing offence. He took to social media to additional pay tribute to his buddy, writing a prolonged message within the caption of an image exhibiting Kadyrov profitable.

He wrote: “I wholeheartedly congratulate my expensive brother, grandson of the First President of the Cechen Republic, Hero of Russia Akhmat-Hadzha Kadyrov, consultant of the Republican sports activities membership ‘Akhmat’ Ali Kadyrov with a vivid victory within the ASA 150 match!

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“Debuting in MMA in a duel with Islam Akbarov in Moscow, Ali demonstrated wonderful preventing expertise and can to win by sending his opponent off within the first spherical. I sincerely want Ali good well being, additional success in sports activities! Akhmat-Drive! Allah is the best!” The publish obtained optimistic feedback from the likes of Cody Garbrandt and Darren Until

Nevertheless, many followers mocked Chimaev for his involvement within the bout, with one writing “Bro you’re trapped in one thing you’ll be able to’t get out of, and it’s unhappy to see”. One other added in Russian “At first I revered Khamzat, now no, he is only a nanny of Kadyrov’s youngsters.”

The elder Kadyrov is understood to have a substantial affect on MMA with severe ties to quite a lot of big-name fighters, has obtained backlash from LGBTQ+ teams around the globe for main anti-gay purges in Chechnya, in addition to imposing misogynist insurance policies within the Republic. He’s often known as an in depth ally of Russian chief Vladimir Putin.