Khamzat Chimaev’s coach, Azamat “Ozzy” Dugulubgov, accidentally leaked his pupil’s next opponent on Instagram. In a screenshot of his computer screen, Dugulubgov was seen studying Chimaev’s next opponent, who is believed to be Jared Cannonier.
Its official! Jared Cannonier vs Khamzat Chimaev for UFC 294. I was able to find out the exact moment posted on the Instagram story of Jalin Turner's coach that is supposed to be Khamzats opponent. You can see for yourself, but everything aligns even the short-term sponsors. pic.twitter.com/2OEJakP8z0
— Anderson Gold🕷️ (@frontkicked) July 9, 2023
The post has since been deleted, but it was captured by fans on social media. Cannonier is currently ranked #3 in the UFC‘s middleweight division. He is known for his powerful striking and knockout ability.
A fight between Chimaev and Cannonier would be a highly anticipated matchup. Chimaev is one of the most exciting fighters in the UFC, and he is undefeated in his professional career. Cannonier is a proven veteran who has fought some of the best fighters in the world.
It is not yet clear when the fight between Chimaev and Cannonier will take place. However, it is sure to be a major event when it does happen.