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#8 Featherweight Division

Active

"Ninja"

Giga Chikadze

Featherweight Division

14-3-0 (W-L-D)

9

Wins by Knockout

1

Wins by Submission

4

Wins by Decision

Giga Chikadze

athlete record

Event Results

Info

Learn more about Giga Chikadze's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Status
Active
Hometown
Tbilisi, Georgia
Trains at
Kings MMA
Fighting style
Karate
Age
33
Height
72.00
Weight
146.00
Octagon Debut
Sep. 28, 2019
Reach
74.00
Leg reach
40.50

Fighter Facts

  • Pro since 2015
     
  • Nine wins by KO, one by submission (Armbar)
     
  • Has finished 10 of 14 wins, with nine finishes coming in the first round
     
  • Has won 14 of his last 16 and 9 of his last 10
     
  • Six wins in 1:17 or less
     
  • Has 38-6 (22 KOs) kickboxing record with a 6-3 (3 KOs) record in Glory Kickboxing

 

UFC History

UFC Fight Night (1/15/22) Chikadze lost a five round unanimous decision to Calvin Kattar
UFC Fight Night (8/28/21) Chikadze stopped Edson Barboza via TKO at 1:44 of the third round
UFC Fight Night (5/1/21) Chikadze stopped Cub Swanson via body kick, strikes at 1:03 of the first round
UFC on ESPN (11/7/20) Chikadze stopped Jamey Simmons via strikes at 3:51 of the first round
UFC Fight Night (10/10/20) Chikadze won a three round unanimous decision over Omar Morales
UFC on ESPN (5/16/20) Chikadze won a three round unanimous decision over Irwin Rivera
UFC 248 (3/7/20) Chikadze won a three round split decision over Jamall Emmers
UFC Fight Night (9/28/19) Chikadze won a three round split decision over Brandon Davis

Dana White's Contender Series, Season 2
Episode 2
(6/19/18) Chikadze was submitted by Austin Springer via rear naked choke at 4:10 of the third round

 

Q&A

TRAINING: I train two or three times a day. Besides that, I am busy with family - my wife and two kids.
When and why did you start training for fighting? I have a video where my dad comes out from the hospital, saying, “Here was born Giga Chikadze, World Champion in Fighting.” So my family decided for me and pushed me into it.
What titles have you held? World title twice in kickboxing and European title in Muay Thai, World and European Champion twice in Karate
Do you have any heroes? Fedor, Roy Jones Jr., Mike Tyson.
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? To have a real job where I belong.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Yes. Bachelor degree in business and management.
What was your job before you started fighting? I started to train when I was four, five years old, and since then I am a fighter. But besides that, I founded the charity fund Knock Out Cancer and I’m trying to make it worldwide.
Ranks in any martial arts styles: Black belt Third Dan in Karate Goju Ryu. 
Favorite grappling technique: Armbar 
Favorite Striking technique: GigaKick ;)