22 Facts About Giga Chikadze


Giga Chikadze is a Georgian mixed martial artist and former kickboxer.

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Giga Chikadze currently competes in the Featherweight division in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

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Giga Chikadze was born on 25 August 1988 in Tbilisi.

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Giga Chikadze made his mixed martial arts debut as a lightweight in the WSOF, facing Xtreme Couture fighter Gil Guardado.

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Giga Chikadze would join a promotion known as the Gladiator Challenge, and would enjoy a five-fight win streak in which all fights were ended via first-round knockout.

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Giga Chikadze would receive his second professional loss in his MMA career after submitting to a rear-naked choke in the third round.

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Giga Chikadze would make his next UFC appearance on the preliminary card of UFC 248 against featherweight Jamall Emmers.

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Giga Chikadze would earn a razor-thin split decision victory over Emmers after the bout had ended.

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Giga Chikadze was scheduled to face Alex Caceres on 29 August 2020 at UFC Fight Night 175.

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However, Giga Chikadze withdrew from the bout due to tested positive for COVID-19 and he was replaced by promotional newcomer Kevin Croom.

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Giga Chikadze faced Omar Morales on 11 October 2020 at UFC Fight Night 179.

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Giga Chikadze won the fight via unanimous decision despite knocking Morales down in the final round.

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Giga Chikadze faced promotional newcomer Jamey Simmons on 7 November 2020 at UFC on ESPN 17.

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Giga Chikadze won the bout in the first round via technical knockout after catching Swanson with a kick to the liver.

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Giga Chikadze faced Edson Barboza on 28 August 2021 at UFC on ESPN 30.

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Giga Chikadze won the back-and-forth fight via technical knockout in round three.

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Giga Chikadze faced Calvin Kattar in the main event on 15 January 2022 at UFC on ESPN 32.

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Giga Chikadze lost the fight via unanimous decision after being knocked down and almost finished in the final seconds of the fight.

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On 22 May 2022, it was announced that Giga Chikadze will receive UFC 2022 Recipient of Forrest Griffin Community Award for his exceptional volunteer and charity workfor his non-profit "Knockout Cancer Foundation" that assists individuals fighting cancer with financial support for medical bills.

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Giga Chikadze was scheduled to face Sodiq Yusuff on September 17,2022 at UFC Fight Night 210.

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However, the week before the event, Giga Chikadze withdrew for due to injury and the bout was cancelled.

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Giga Chikadze has stated that he went to college and graduated with a degree in Business Management.

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