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Tuesday, Jul 06, 2021

Report: UFC Planning Giga Chikadze – Edson Barboza Fight

Giga Chikadze (image via UFC/YouTube)

By FCF Staff

It’s being reported the UFC is close to finalizing a bout between two of the promotion’s best strikers, Giga Chikadze and Edson Barboza.

The UFC is reportedly working on having the two battle at an August 28 card. The planned match-up has been reported to ESPN by multiple sources. The report also states that the fight is expected to be the main event.

Chikadze (13-2) has gone 6-0 in official, UFC bouts to date, and is coming off a quick, stoppage win over Cub Swanson in May.

Barboza (22-9), meanwhile, is coming off back-to-back wins over Makwan Amirkhani and Shane Burgos. The longtime, lightweight contender is 2-1 as a featherweight.

Currently Barboza is ranked #9 in the UFC’s featherweight division and Chikadze is #10.

A location for the August 28 card has yet to be announced.

posted by FCF Staff @ 10:38 am
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