Chimaev debuted in the UFC on July 15, winning a middleweight fight with John Phillips with a D’Arce choke in the first round. Just 10 days’ later, the Chechen-Swede picked up his second Octagon win, mauling former BAMMA champ Rhys McKee to a first-round TKO in a welterweight fight.
“I feel amazing like I said 10 days before,” Chimaev said at the UFC Fight Island 3 post-fight press conference (via MMA Junkie). “I’m so happy to be here, make history.”
“Of course it’s easy for me,” Chimaev added. “I like to fight, taking the cage and smash somebody. It’s too easy. Too easy to smash somebody and get money. Perfect for me.”