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‘He holds all the trump cards': Khamzat Chimaev ‘will face Leon Edwards on March 13' as Russian fighter tips UFC star to be champ

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Dana White has reportedly confirmed that rising sensation Khamzat Chimaev will finally face Leon Edwards on March 13, while Russian fighter Ramazan Emeev has said that the UFC president wants Chimaev to become champion.
Chechen-born Chimaev has twice seen meetings with welterweight number three Edwards called off, with the meeting scuppered by Edwards testing positive for Covid-19 in November and Chimaev suffering complications from the virus last month.
White has now rearranged the bout for UFC Fight Night on March 13, although no venue or city has yet been finalized for the headline...
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Dana White confirms Leon Edwards vs. Khamzat Chimaev rebooked for March 13 main event

Dana White confirms Leon Edwards vs. Khamzat Chimaev rebooked for March 13 main event

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After seeing two prior attempts to book Leon Edwards and Khamzat Chimaev , UFC president Dana White is hoping the third time will be the charm.
White confirmed to MMA Junkie that the UFC has booked Edwards and Chimaev to face off in the main event of the promotion's upcoming UFC Fight Night card on March 13. The event currently does not have a confirmed venue or host city.
Edwards and Chimaev were originally booked to meet at UFC Fight Night 183, but the bout was pushed back after Edwards tested positive for COVID-19. The rescheduled matchup, set for UFC on ESPN 20 on Jan. 2, was then...
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