Alexander Gustafsson: “Chimaev hits like a light heavyweight. I saw him knock out guys with one jab.”

Former UFC light heavyweight contender Alexander Gustafsson spoke about the strength of his sparring partner, welterweight Khamzat Chimaev.

“He has a very strong punch. Strong, precise and explosive. He hits like a light heavyweight. I saw how he knocked out the guys with a jab, ”said the Swede in an interview with ESPN.

Last October 30, Chimaev strangled Li Jinliang at UFC 267 in Abu Dhabi. The Swedish fighter of Chechen descent has four straight UFC victories, for each of which he received a post-match bonus.