UFC 273 Prediction: Expect a Quick Finish in Khamzat Chimaev vs Gilbert Burns

Khamzat Chimaev takes on Gilbert Burns in UFC 273. Lightning Locks is here to break down the fight and share his pick.
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UFC 273 Prediction: Expect a Quick Finish in Khamzat Chimaev vs Gilbert Burns

Moving onto the people's main event of the evening is the current hottest commodity in the sport Khamzat "Borz'' Chimaev taking on Gilbert "lamb to the slaughter" Burns in a guaranteed barn-burner that's going to be one for the history books. Khamzat has had an unprecedented meteoric rise in the promotion, with the Chechnyan born compiling a flawless record in his destructive wake and leaving pundits and matchmakers flabbergasted in what his career next move will ultimately end up being.

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UFC 273 Khamzat Chimaev vs Gilbert Burns Prediction

That next move will come in the form of Durinho Burns it turns out, where although he is the No. 2 to Khamzats No. 11, all the momentum and betting action for that matter is coming in the way of "Borz." Even though Chimaev only has four UFC victories to show for himself, there's no doubt that his established Swedish championship pedigree and the merciless way he's been decapitating his previous foes is the reason he now sits as an almost 7 to 1 favorite over the UFC mainstay in Burns.

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Diving into the more technical aspect of the bout, I just can't get over Burns' glass chin issue. The man was searched by now featherweight Dan Hooker in the first round, with the fatal blow being delivered as Burns was beating him to the punch. 

The fact of the matter is if you're getting obliterated by journeyman 155/145 pounders in borderline hilarious fashion, what do you think is going to happen when that same man goes up against an up and comer with cinder blocks for hands whose one shooting middleweights? The way this seems to be unraveling is that the UFC wants to throw Burns out to pasture in order to set up Chimaev for bigger and better things, like a welterweight showdown with Kamaru Usman among others.

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Expect Khamzat to do Gilbert the way he did in GM3, with a hilarious right cross putting the former title challenger on his ass and following up with life-altering ground and pound to close the show.

UFC 273 Khamzat Chimaev vs Gilbert Burns Pick

Pick: Under 1.5 (+105) (Bet $100 to Win $105)

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