Khamzat Chimaev and Leon Edwards—these two names are trending in the MMA community regarding a potential bout in UFC 300. Fans expect this to be Dana White’s unrevealed main event for the UFC welterweight championship after the renowned journalist Ariel Helwani made a claim about it.
The suspense surrounding UFC 300 is getting intense as the days draw closer to April 13th. Fans want to know about those two championship fights that will make this UFC 300 bout historical.
Is Khamzat Chimaevvs. Leon Edwards happening at UFC 300?
The satisfying news for the fans is that Khamzat Chimaev vs. Leon Edwards is targeted for the UFC 300 main event. The drama is still ongoing for the official announcement, and it is causing stress for the entire UFC authority after Jon Jones put down all hopes of fighting at UFC 300.
Khamzat’s undefeated run in MMA has impressed worldwide fans, and Leon’s 12-fight undefeated streak has already set the record for becoming one of the greats in the division. As per MMA Weekly, Ariel Helwani has got the news for the fans from internal sources. Helwani mentioned that the primary target for the UFC 300 main event is Leon Edwards vs. Khamzat Chimaev for the 170-pound belt.
Why was Khamzat vs. Edwards cancelled at UFC Fight Night: Chiesa vs. Magny?
On January 20, 2021, Khamzat Chimaev was supposed to fight Leon Edwards, but the bout was canceled. Then it was expected to take place on March 13th of the same year, but Chimaev chose to opt out of the bout.
That time, Belal Muhammad stepped in as an opponent for Edwards. During that period, Dana White inquired about what was happening with this significant matchup, and he also appeared surprised at what was unfolding.
According to ESPN, Dana White was also excited and even chose the Edwards vs. Chimaev fight as his favorite fight of the year. But he informed the media that during the post-COVID-19 phase, it is more important for fighters to stay healthy. After finding out that Khamzat Chimaev is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, they had to cancel the bout and replace ‘Rocky’s’ opponent with Belal.
Recently, for the UFC 300 main event, Khamazat Chimaev said he would fight anybody, but not during Ramadan this time. “I will fight everybody. Leon [Edwards], [Dricus] du Plessis, anyone, but not [during] Ramadan.”
Last time Khamzat fought against Gilbert Burns while training in Ramadan and fought while he was fasting. After UFC 273, for the first time, Chimaev looked exhausted after a fight. This time, he doesn’t want to take the risk.
What do you think? If not UFC 300, will there be another UFC main event when fans get to see Khamzat Chimaev and Leon Edwards fighting in the cage?