Khamzat finished Kevin Holland in the first round of UFC 279 with a D’Arce choke to improve to 6-0 (12-0 MMA) in the UFC.
After Khamzat missed weight by seven and a half pounds owing to claimed health problems backstage, Khamzat’s initial showdown with Nate Diaz was canceled.
Adesanya was impressed with Khamzat’s performance,
“Sh*t was crazy,” Adesanya said.
“Khamzat– shout out to Kevin, good sh*t. He held a good account of himself, scrambling, sticking to the position.”
“But Khamzat was just a step ahead – two steps ahead event,” Adesanya said.
“But he missed weight, so he a b*tch for that.”
This time, Adesanya will be defending his middleweight belt against Alex Pereira of Brazil at Madison Square Garden in a bout for UFC 281.
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