UFC 273: Khamzat Chimaev, Gilbert Burns have to be separated in tense final faceoff


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Gilbert Burns and Khamzat Chimaev are as hyped up about their upcoming fight as everyone else is, if their final faceoff is any indication.

The welterweight contestants had to be seperated by UFC President Dana White (and onstage crew) during Friday’s ceremonial weight-ins for UFC 273,, which will take place at VyStar Veteran Memorial Arena.

Watch the intense confrontation above.

Chimaev currently ranks No. 4 Burns is the biggest test Chimaev’s faced since he made his debut with UFC at Fight Island, July 2020..

Chimaev — currently ranked No. 10 — has stormed to a 4-0 record inside the octagon and has quickly become one of the UFC’s most popular fighters due to his dominant finishes and to-the-point promos. Despite Burns’ status as a one-time UFC title challenger, it’s Chimaev who enters the bout as a massive favorite and he will be a popular choice to fight welterweight champion Kamaru Usman in the near future with a win on Saturday.