Aug 28 2021
Saturday

UFC APEX, Enterprise, United States

UFC Vegas 36
5 rounds contest @ Featherweight
Giga Chikadze
Chikadze
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The tape

35
Age
32
5' 11" / 181 cm
Height
6' 0" / 183 cm
75.2" / 191 cm
Reach
74" / 188 cm

Full record

KO 3UD 3SD 3SD 3KO 1
Form
KO 1KO 1
22
Wins
13
13
By KO
8
59
KO%
62
1
By Sub
1
5
SUB%
8
9
Losses
2
3
Stopped
0
2
Tapped
1
0
Draws
0
2009
Debut
2015
31
Bouts
15
71
Rounds
27
5 hours, 6 minutes
Fight Time
1 hours, 41 minutes

Current rankings @ Featherweight

9
UFC
10
-
Bellator
-
7
Tapology
11

Edson Barboza vs Giga Chikadze preview

When is Barboza vs Chikadze?

Edson Barboza is set to take on Giga Chikadze, as the main event of UFC Vegas 36, on Saturday 28th August 2021 at UFC APEX in Enterprise.

The fight is scheduled for 5 rounds in the Featherweight division, which means the weight limit will be 145 pounds (10.4 stone or 65.8 KG).

Barboza vs Chikadze stats

Edson Barboza steps into the ring with a record of 22 wins, 9 loses and 0 draws, 13 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.

Giga Chikadze will make his way to the ring with a record of 13 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 8 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.

The stats suggest Chikadze has a slight advantage in power over Barboza, with a 62% knock out percentage over Barboza's 59%.

Edson Barboza is the older man by 3 years, at 35 years old.

Chikadze has a height advantage of 1 inch over Barboza. Despite this, he has 1-inch reach advantage.

Barboza is the more experienced professional fighter, having had 16 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 6 years and 8 months earlier than Chikadze, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He has fought 44 more professional rounds, 71 to Chikadze's 27.

Barboza vs Chikadze form

Barboza has beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges once.

In his last fight, he defeated Shane Burgos at UFC 262 on 15th May 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round at Toyota Center, Houston, United States.

Previous to that, he had defeated Makwan Amirkhani at UFC Fight Island 5 on 10th October 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Dan Ige at UFC Fight Night Jacksonville on 16th May 2020 by split decision in their 3 round contest at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, United States.

Before that, he had lost to Paul Felder at UFC 242 on 7th September 2019 by split decision in their 3 round contest at du Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

He had been beaten by Justin Gaethje at UFC on ESPN 2 on 30th March 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, United States.

Activity check

Barboza's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years and 4 months, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 19 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.6 rounds on average.

Chikadze's last 2 fights have come over a period of 8 months and 23 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 12 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 2 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 1 rounds on average.

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