01 Jan Khamzat Chimaev to fight Rhys McKee at UFC on ESPN 14 on 10-day turnaround
Just 10 days after making his octagon debut at UFC on ESPN 13, Khamzat Chimaev has another fight.
Chimaev will make a quick turnaround when he meets Rhys McKee at UFC on ESPN 14 in a welterweight bout this Saturday in Abu Dhabi. The booking was first reported by ESPN and officially announced on last night’s UFC Fight Island 2 broadcast.
It was UFC President Dana White who initially mentioned that the 26-year-old Swede could be getting another fight soon after he decimated John Phillips this past Wednesday in a middleweight contest. Chimaev used his wrestling to initiate a non-stop assault on Phillips before finishing with a D’Arce choke in round two.
Chimaev (7-0) is a member of the Allstars Training Center in Sweden and has previously fought for Bahrain’s Brave Combat Federation promotion.
McKee (10-2-1) is coming off of a run of three straight finishes in the Cage Warriors promotion. In the 24-year-old’s most recent outing this past November, he defeated Hakon Foss by knockout in 63 seconds.
See the updated 15-fight card for UFC on ESPN 14 below:
Main Card (8 p.m. ET, ESPN/ESPN+)
Robert Whittaker vs. Darren Till
Mauricio Rua vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
Fabricio Werdum vs. Alexander Gustafsson
Carla Esparza vs. Marina Rodriguez
Paul Craig vs. Gadzhimurad Antigulov
Alex Oliveira vs. Peter Sobotta
Khamzat Chimaev vs. Rhys McKee
Preliminaries (5 p.m., ESPN/ESPN+)
Francisco Trinaldo vs. Jai Herbert
Nicolas Dalby vs. Jesse Ronson
Tom Aspinall vs. Jake Collier
Movsar Evloev vs. Mike Grundy
Tanner Boser vs. Raphael Pessoa
Bethe Correia vs. Pannie Kianzad
Ramazan Emeev vs. Niklas Stolze
Nathaniel Wood vs. John Castaneda