More

    Chikadze takes out Barboza for third straight KO


    At some point after a handful of UFC fights, Giga Chikadze seemed to flip a switch. Heโ€™s made it pretty rough on everyone since then.

    Chikadze started his UFC tenure with four straight decisions in 2019-2020. But after that, he has three knockouts in a row โ€“ย all of which earned $50,000 Performance of the Night bonuses.

    In November 2020, the 33-year-old shut down Jamey Simmons with a head kick. In May 2021, he needed just 63 seconds to put away Cub Swanson with a body kick. And this past August, in his first UFC main event, he took out Edson Barboza in the third round for his ninth straight win and a perfect 7-0 start to his UFC career.

    Saturday, Chikadze (14-2 MMA, 7-0 UFC) headlines his second straight event when he takes on Calvin Kattar (22-5 MMA, 6-3 UFC) in a key featherweight bout at UFC on ESPN 32 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. The main cardย airs on ESPN following prelims on ESPN+.

    Ahead of that fight, check out how Chikadze put away Barboza in the full fight video above.

    Loading
    Loading…

    Related articles

    Latest articles

    About Us

    The official home of Ultimate Fighting Championship. Enjoy the latest breakingย news, fights, behind-the-scenes access and more.

    Stay Tuned with our Latest news:
    Do you agree?
    DisagreeAgree