An attention grabbing featherweight bout between the #9 ranked contender, Edson Barboza and the #10 rated, Giga Chikadze will take most important occasion honours at a UFC Struggle Evening occasion on August twenty eighth. — with a location or venue for the bout but to be confirmed by the group.
Final that includes at UFC 262 in Could on the Toyota Centre in Houston, Texas — Muay Thai ace, Barboza lodged his second win at 145lbs — stopping the gritty, Shane Burgos with a peculiar third spherical knockout in a Struggle of the Evening most important card bout.
Additionally final that includes in Could, Georgian striker, Chikadze took residence one other win underneath the promotion’s banner — stopping veteran division mainstay, Cub Swanson with a depraved first spherical physique kick. The win got here as Chikadze’s sixth straight within the UFC. Information of the eye-catching headlining bout was first reported by ESPN MMA reporter, Brett Okamoto.
Making his transfer to the UFC’s featherweight ranks again in Could of final 12 months, Nova Friburgo striker, Barboza suffered an in depth, fairly doubtful break up resolution defeat to current headliner, Dan Ige — struggling a loss in his divisional bow.
Rebounding since, the veteran knockout artist took residence a choice victory of his personal over Makwan Amirkhani on short-notice in October final on ‘Struggle Island’ — previous to his beautiful third spherical knockout win over Burgos.
Tbilisi native, Chikadze will make his first stroll as a promotional headliner underneath the UFC’s banner in August — having taken residence a promotional excellent 6-0 file since his transition to the Octagon again in September 2019.
The adorned kickboxer has been chomping on the bit for a quickfire return following his knockout win over Swanson, and appears to lodge arguably probably the most high-profile victory of his skilled combined martial arts profession thus far, following prior successes in opposition to Brandon Davis, Jamall Emmers, Irwin Rivera, Omar Morales, and Jamey Simmons.
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