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Who won Swanson vs Chikadze?
Giga Chikadze beat Cub Swanson by , during the co-main event of UFC Vegas 25, on Saturday 1st May 2021 in the United States.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Giga Chikadze.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 145 pounds (10.4 stone or 65.8 KG).
Swanson vs Chikadze stats
Cub Swanson stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 0 wins, zero loses and 0 draws.
Giga Chikadze made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 0 wins and 0 draws.
The stats suggested that Swanson and Chikadze have similar power, both with a 0% knock out percentage.
Cub Swanson was the older man by 5 years, at 38 years old.
Chikadze had a height advantage of 4 inches over Swanson. That also extended to a 4-inch reach advantage.
Swanson was the more experienced professional fighter, having had the same amount of fights, and made his debut in 2004, 11 years and 4 months earlier than Chikadze, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He had fought 91 more professional rounds, 91 to Chikadze's 0.
Swanson vs Chikadze form
Cub Swanson had beaten 1 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat Kron Gracie at UFC on ESPN+ 19 on 12th October 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Amalie Arena, Tampa, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Shane Burgos at UFC on ESPN+ 9 on 4th May 2019 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Canadian Tire Centre, Ottawa, Canada.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Renato Moicano at UFC 227 on 4th August 2018 by split decision in the 1st round at Staples Center, Los Angeles, United States.
Before that, he had been beaten by Frankie Edgar at UFC Fight Night 128 on 21st April 2018 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City.
He had lost to Brian Ortega at UFC Fight Night 123 on 9th December 2017 by unanimous decision in the 2nd round at SaveMart Center, Fresno.
Swanson's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 1 month and 12 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.4 rounds on average.