Current rankings @ Featherweight
When is Chikadze vs Ortega?
Giga Chikadze could potentially face the challenge of Brian Ortega, in Spring 2024.
The fight would be contested over 5 rounds in the Featherweight division, which means the weight limit would be 145 pounds (10.4 stone or 65.8 KG).
Chikadze vs Ortega stats
Giga Chikadze would step into the octagon with a record of 15 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 9 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Brian Ortega would make his way to the cage with a record of 15 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 3 of those wins by knock out and 7 by submission.
The stats suggest Chikadze would have a massive power advantage over Ortega, boasting at 60% knock out percentage over Ortega's 20%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Ortega would have a massive advantage over Chikadze, boosting at 47% submission rate over Chikadze's 7%.
Giga Chikadze is the older man by 3 years, at 35 years old.
Chikadze has a height advantage of 4 inches over Ortega. This also extends to a 5-inch reach advantage.
Chikadze is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had the same amount of fights, and made his debut in 2015, 5 year and 7 months later than Ortega, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He has fought 15 less professional rounds, 38 to Ortega's 53.
Chikadze vs Ortega form
Chikadze has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going to the judges once.
In his last fight, he beat Alex Caceres at UFC Fight Night – Holloway vs. Korean Zombie on 26th August 2023 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Singapore Indoor Stadium, Kallang, Singapore.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Calvin Kattar at UFC Fight Night on 15th January 2022 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Going into that contest, he had beat Edson Barboza at UFC Vegas 35 on 28th August 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round at UFC APEX, Enterprise.
Before that, he had won against Cub Swanson at UFC Vegas 25 on 1st May 2021 by knockout in the 1st round.
He had beat Jamey Simmons at UFC Vegas 13 on 7th November 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Ortega has beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight, he Yair Rodriguez at UFC Fight Night: Ortega vs. Rodriguez on 16th July 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at UBS Arena, Long Island, New York, United States.
Previous to that, he had lost to Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 266 on 25th September 2021 by unanimous decision in their UFC Featherweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Chan Sung Jung at UFC Fight Island 6 on 17th October 2020 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Before that, he had been beaten by Max Holloway at UFC 231 on 8th December 2018 by knockout in the 4th round in their UFC Featherweight championship fight at Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Canada.
He had won against Frankie Edgar at UFC 222 on 3rd March 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
In terms of recent activity, Giga Chikadze has been fighting more than Brian Ortega.
Giga Chikadze last fought 2 months and 27 days ago, while Brian Ortega's last outing was 1 year, 4 months and 6 days ago.
Chikadze's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years and 15 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.6 rounds on average.
Ortega's last 5 fights have come over a period of 5 years, 8 months and 19 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 16 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.2 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Chikadze vs Ortega?
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