Undefeated in six octagon appearances, Giga Chikadze has his first UFC headlining opportunity.
MMA Battling confirmed with sources with files of the matchup that Chikadze (13-2) will face used contender Edson Barboza (22-9) in a featherweight bout that will encourage as the predominant match of a UFC Fight Night time on Aug. 28. The bout changed into first reported by ESPN.
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Barboza headlines a UFC card for a Third time, his first since a delicate-weight bout towards Justin Gaethje at a UFC on ESPN trace in March 2019. The Brazilian neatly-known person would later plunge the general plot down to featherweight, the set he is 2-1 with back-to-back victories over Shane Burgos and Makwan Amirkhani. Overall, Barboza sports actions a 16-9 UFC sage.
Chikadze has defeated all six of his UFC opponents to this point. He went 4-0 in 2020 and is coming off of consecutive first-round TKOs of Cub Swanson and Jamey Simmons. He has no longer misplaced since a failed Contender Sequence bid in June 2018.
Alexander K. Lee contributed to this file.