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UFC 273 live blog: Khamzat Chimaev vs. Gilbert Burns

Gilbert Burns and Khamzat Chimaev at UFC 273
Gilbert Burns and Khamzat Chimaev face off ahead of their fight at UFC 273.
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This is the UFC 273 live blog for Khamzat Chimaev vs. Gilbert Burns, the featured welterweight fight on Saturday at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Fla.

Chimaev is one of the most-hyped prospects to enter the UFC, arguably ever. The 27-year old phenom is 10-0 in his professional career, with all of his wins coming by way of stoppage. Chimaev has absolutely dominated since arriving in the UFC in 2020, stringing together four wins while sustaining just one significant strike. His outstanding performances have many believing him to be a future champion, and with a win over Burns, he may get an opportunity at the title next.

Burns is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu world champion and currently the No. 4 ranked welterweight in the MMA Fighting Global Rankings. Having spent most of his career at lightweight, Burns moved up to 170 pounds in 2019, where he has amassed a 5-1 record, with his only loss being to current champion Kamaru Usman. A win over the highly-touted Chimaev will go a long way toward getting Burns back to another title shot.

Check out the UFC 273 live blog below.

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