Did Chimaev change his homeland?

Manager Khamzata Chimaeva, a Swede of Chechen origin, Majdi Shammas announced that his ward will henceforth represent in the Octagon not Sweden, but the UAE. Neither Shammas nor Chimaev himself gave any comments on this matter.

Chimaev will fight his next fight on October 21 in Abu Dhabi. As part of the 294th UFC tournament, he will meet in the octagon with the former contender for the promotion's middleweight title, the Brazilian. Paulo Costoi.