Video: Khamzat Chimaev knocks out Gerald Meerschaert with one punch

The hype train continues.

Tonight, Khamzat Chimaev met Gerald Meerschaert at UFC Vegas 11 in what was meant to be the steepest test of his budding career. To add to the stakes, he was already scheduled for another fight against Demain Maia in November. In the lead-up to the bout, Meerschaert was adamant he would ensure Chimaev was in no physical state to make the second booking.

That didn’t happen.

Instead, Chimaev knocked out Meerschaert in just 17 seconds with the first punch he threw. Check it out below.