Who won Swanson vs Chikadze?
Giga Chikadze beat Cub Swanson by knockout in the 1st round, during the co-main event of UFC Vegas 25, on Saturday 1st May 2021 in the United States.
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 a record of 27 wins, 11 loses and 0 draws, 12 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 4 by submission.
Giga Chikadze made his way to the ring with a record of 12 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 7 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggested Chikadze had advantage in power over Swanson, with a 58% knock out percentage over Swanson's 44%.
Cub Swanson was the older man by 5 years, at 37 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 24 more 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 63 more professional rounds, 89 to Chikadze's 26.
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 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 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 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 on 21st April 2018 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City.
He had lost to Brian Ortega 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 3 years, 5 months and 2 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.4 rounds on average.