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Jacksonville, Fla. - The story that ensued in the battle was mainly about Khamzat Chimaev. How good was one of the top prospects to grace the Octagon? 

Can he hang out with the world's top welterweight, one of whom is Gilbert Burns? 

The answer to the latter question was a resounding yes. The undefeated Chimaev defeated Burns via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) on the UFC 273 main card on Saturday night at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena.

It went back and forth, and the two men made each other's falling punches. It was a three-round battle, one of the best UFC fights in recent memory.

"I didn't know he was so strict," Chimaev said in his postfight interview.

Burns was ranked No. 3 in the world by ESPN when it came to welterweight. Chimaev was unranked, but he would not last long. It was the first time in his career that Chimaev did not finish.

Chimaev dropped Burns with a right left jab at the end of the first round and almost ended up with huge ground and pound. A big elbow from above resulted in a cut on Burns' forehead.

Burns fired back and dropped Chimaev twice in the second, though the first one seemed to be over a slip. Burns, however, injured Chimaev at the end of the round.

Chimaev fired the third. Burns was tired of the grueling fight, and Chimaev took him against the cage and worked hard, covering Burns.