UFC commentator names Whittaker as Chimaev's first legitimate middleweight rival

Joe Rogan praises the Australian's greatness and danger in sport; athletes face off in Saudi Arabia on June 22

Khamzat Chimaev performs at UFC 294. Photo: Reproduction/Instagram @khamzat_chimaev

Khamzat Shimaev entering the UFC. Photo: Reproduction/Instagram @khamzat_chimaev

Keeping an eye on the call for Khamzat Shimaev for his second fight in the middleweight category (up to 83,9 kg.), Joe Rogan did not hesitate when stating that Robert whittaker It will be the star's first legitimate challenge in the new division. According to the official UFC commentator, the Emirati is about to enter into a wild clash against the Australian. Duel is scheduled for June 22nd.

“Whittaker vs. Khamzat Shimaev in Saudi Arabia. This is going to be really crazy. This one is wild. This is a wild fight. Whittaker vs. Khamzat is legit. This is a real fight. It's a real fight for Khamzat, because Whittaker is a big guy, he's a big, muscular former (middleweight) champion. It's a true middleweight, unlike Kamaru Usman and Kamaru didn't have a chance to prepare for that,” Joe declared on his podcast.

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By following up with speech, Rogan reinforced Whittaker's greatness and danger.

“This is a big challenge. This is Robert whittaker, with a lot of time to prepare, a guy who is as legitimate as possible, who just beat Paulo Costa”, he concluded.

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R. Whittaker and K. Chimaev will face each other on June 22nd. Photo: Reproduction/Montage SUPER FIGHTS

Protagonists of the event, both fighters had a confrontation announced by Dana White. The expectation is that the winner of the duel, scheduled for June 22, will be able to compete for the middleweight title afterwards.

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