UFC welterweight contender Khamzat Chimaev defeated Gilbert Burns via UD at UFC 273.
It was one of the best fights so far in 2022, as both guys gave all their got. Burns, a BJJ black belt and three-time BJJ world champion.
Few days prior to the bout, the Russian-born Swedish fighter revealed that he’ll get promoted to purple belt if he submits “Durinho”.
That, of course, did not happen, but Chimaev displayed some great skills on the ground and even though he won mainly because of his Muay Thai skills, Alan ‘Finfou’ Nascimento rewarded his student with the purple belt.
“It means a lot to me. I work very hard for this, brother. I’ve faced 3 BJJ black belts in my last fights and I beat all of them. ”