Even though Khamzat Chimaev did not get dominant finish against Gilbert Burns, he was able to solidify his place as a top contender in the division
After giving the fans one of the best fights in the recent times, Khamzat Chimaev has become one of the most entertaining fighters in UFC.
Not only that but Chimaev has certainly surpassed the popularity of the current middleweight champion.
Now let's compare Chimaev and Adesanya on the basis of views their videos got during their last fight.
Adesanya fought Whittaker at UFC 271 in one of the most anticipated middleweight rematches. However, it was still not enough to surpass the views Chimaev's videos got in the official Youtube channel of UFC.
UFC 271 Press Conference- 1,037,471 views UFC 273 Press Conference- 1,320,199 views
Israel Adesanya octagon interview UFC 271- 1,367,658 views Khamzat Chimaev octagn interview UFC 273- 1,407,997 views
Israel Adesanya post fight interview UFC 271- 360,165 views Khamzat Chimaev post fight interview UFC 273- 568,988 views
Both Khamzat Chimaev and Israel Adesanya have their Youtube channels. And Chimaev's fight week vlogs eclipsed Adesanya's in terms of numbers.
This only speaks the popularity of Khamzat Chimaev among the UFC fans. But, can he become a huge PPV star in the near future?