Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) recently put the finishing touches on the featherweight main event between Edson Barboza and Giga Chikadze, scheduled for the UFC Vegas 35 main event this Sat. night (Aug. 28, 2021) inside APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Barboza (22-9) dropped down to featherweight in early 2020 and after coming up short against veteran bruiser Dan Ige, the quick-kicking Brazilian secured consecutive wins over Makwan Amirkhani and Shane Burgos, the latter of which ended by knockout.
As for Chikadze (13-2), he fell to Austin Springer on Dana White’s “Contender Series” back in June 2018 but has been electric ever since, to the tune of eight straight wins with four finishes. “Ninja” was last seen putting the hurt on Cub Swanson at UFC on ESPN 23.
Check out their staredown video embedded above.
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