Khamzat Chimaev Calls Out New Champ Alex Pereira For ‘Easy Money’

The rising title contender believes he'll make quick work of the new champion inside the Octagon.

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Khamzat Chimaev is not impressed by newly crowned UFC middleweight champion Alex Pereira.

Over the weekend, Pereira pulled off a huge upset victory over longtime reigning UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya. Pereira was able to catch Adesanya late in the fifth round with a series of shots that put “Stylebender” out on his feet. Now, Pereira reigns as king of the UFC at 185 pounds.

With that being said, much has been made of who Pereira will defend his throne against first. While an immediate rematch with Adesanya is certainly a likely route, it’s also possible that a new challenger could emerge. Perhaps one that has a history of swapping between both welterweight and middleweight – dominating both weight classes thus far.

Khamzat Chimaev Calls Out Alex Pereira

Top-ranked welterweight Khamzat Chimaev took to social media platforms to issue out a series of call-outs towards Pereira. In fact, Chimaev went as far as suggesting that he’s willing to face Pereira in his own backyard of Brazil for the middleweight crown. Chimaev called such a matchup “easy money.”

Chimaev is currently the No. 3-ranked welterweight in the world, but is also undefeated at middleweight during two appearances at the weight class under the UFC’s banner. While there has been rumors that Chimaev could be slated to face fellow top-ranked welterweight Colby Covington in his next fight, Chimaev does not have an official fight announced as of this writing.

A matchup between the dominant grappler and a striker the caliber of Pereira is certainly an interesting prospect.

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