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Who won Barboza vs Chikadze?
Giga Chikadze beat Edson Barboza by , during the main event of UFC Vegas 35, on Saturday 28th August 2021 at UFC APEX in Enterprise.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Giga Chikadze.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 145 pounds (10.4 stone or 65.8 KG).
Barboza vs Chikadze stats
Edson Barboza stepped 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 made 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 suggested Chikadze had a slight advantage in power over Barboza, with a 62% knock out percentage over Barboza's 59%.
Edson Barboza was the older man by 2 years, at 35 years old.
Chikadze had a height advantage of 1 inch over Barboza. Despite this, he had 1-inch reach advantage.
Barboza was 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 had fought 44 more professional rounds, 74 to Chikadze's 30.
Barboza vs Chikadze form
Barboza had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had 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.
Barboza's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 8 months and 2 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.
Chikadze's last 2 fights had come over a period of 1 year and 25 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 2 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1 rounds on average.