Current rankings @ Featherweight
When is Chikadze vs Rodriguez?
Giga Chikadze could potentially face the challenge of Yair Rodriguez, in Spring 2024.
The fight would take place 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 Rodriguez 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.
Yair Rodriguez would make his way to the cage with a record of 15 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 5 of those wins by knock out and 4 by submission.
The stats suggest Chikadze would have a large advantage in power over Rodriguez, boasting at 60% knock out percentage over Rodriguez's 33%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Rodriguez would have an advantage over Chikadze, with a 27% submission rate over Chikadze's 7%.
Giga Chikadze is the older man by 5 years, at 35 years old.
Chikadze has a height advantage of 1 inch over Rodriguez. This also extends to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Chikadze is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 1 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2015, 4 year and 2 months later than Rodriguez, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He has fought 12 less professional rounds, 38 to Rodriguez's 50.
Chikadze vs Rodriguez form
Chikadze has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going to the judges once.
In his last fight, he won against 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 won against Edson Barboza at UFC Vegas 35 on 28th August 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round at UFC APEX, Enterprise.
Before that, he had beat Cub Swanson at UFC Vegas 25 on 1st May 2021 by knockout in the 1st round.
He had defeated Jamey Simmons at UFC Vegas 13 on 7th November 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Rodriguez has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight, he Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 290 on 8th July 2023 by knockout in the 3rd round in their UFC Featherweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Josh Emmett at UFC 284 on 11th February 2023 by submission in the 2nd round in their UFC Interim Featherweight championship fight at RAC Arena, Perth, Western Australia.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Brian Ortega 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.
Before that, he had lost to Max Holloway at UFC Vegas 42 on 13th November 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
He had beat Jeremy Stephens at UFC on ESPN 6 on 18th October 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at TD Garden, Boston.
In terms of recent activity, Giga Chikadze has been fighting more than Yair Rodriguez.
Giga Chikadze last fought 1 month and 1 day ago, while Yair Rodriguez's last outing was 2 months and 19 days ago.
Chikadze's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 10 months and 20 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.6 rounds on average.
Rodriguez's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 11 months and 9 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 9 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.8 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Chikadze vs Rodriguez?
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