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Mookie & Crookie Show 141: Fury-Wilder 3, UFC Vegas 39, Usyk-Joshua 2

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Episode 141 discussion: UFC Vegas 39 review, Fury-Wilder 3, Usyk-Joshua 2 in the works, Giga Chikadze vs. Calvin Kattar planned for early …read more

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Giga Chikadze reacts to the news he is fighting Calvin Kattar next

UFC featherweight contender Giga Chikadze reacted to the news that he is fighting Calvin Kattar in his next fight in early 2022. Chikadze has been pushing for a big-name opponent, …read more

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Calvin Kattar vs. Giga Chikadze targeted for January main event

Calvin Kattar at UFC 220. | Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images

The fight will reportedly take place on January 15. According to MMA Junkie the …read more

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Calvin Kattar vs. Giga Chikadze to Headline UFC Fight Night Card on Jan. 15

Just like he did in 2021, Ultimate Fighting Championship featherweight Calvin Kattar will headline the first show of 2022.
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Sources: UFC close to finalizing Kattar-Chikadze

The UFC is close to finalizing a barn burner of a main event between Calvin Kattar and Giga Chikadze in January, multiple sources told ESPN. …read more

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Giga Chikadze vs Calvin Kattar In The Works For Jan. 15 Main Event

The UFC is looking to pair two of the finest strikers in the promotion to kick off the new year with a featherweight scrap between Giga Chikadze and Calvin Kattar. …read more

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Calvin Kattar vs. Giga Chikadze in the works for first UFC main event of 2022

The first UFC main event of 2022 is in the works – and if all goes according to plan it will take place in the featherweight division.
Contenders Calvin Kattar and …read more

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Chikadze Claims Allen & Kattar Rejected Fight, Now Eyes Title Shot

UFC featherweight Giga Chikadze has reiterated his desire to fight for the 145-pound title, and revealed that both Arnold Allen and Calvin Kattar previously turned down matchups with him.

Chikadze was …read more

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Giga Chikadze makes case for Alexander Volkanovski title fight: 'I'm a freak in this division'

Giga Chikadze sees an opportunity to potentially get the next crack at UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski.
When it comes to the UFC booking fights, company president Dana White constantly notes …read more

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Giga Chikadze meets with Dana White, calls for next featherweight title shot against Alexander Volkanovski

Giga Chikadze met with UFC president Dana White and he called for the next featherweight title shot against Alexander Volkanovski. Chikadze has won seven straight fights in the Octagon and …read more

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Giga Chikadze guarantees Max Holloway 'will be walking with crutches' after they fight

Giga Chikadze doesn’t think Max Holloway would make it out in one piece if they fought.
Unbeaten in the UFC, Chikadze (14-2 MMA, 7-0 UFC) has emerged as a top contender after …read more

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Giga Chikadze says Max Holloway would be an easier fight than Alex Volkanovski

Giga Chikadze has suggested that former featherweight champion Max Holloway would be an easier fight for him than the current champ, Alexander Volkanovski. Currently ranked at #8 in the featherweight …read more

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Edson Barboza targets December return after UFC main event loss to Giga Chikadze

Edson Barboza wants to course correct his career before the end of the year.
Barboza’s (22-10 MMA, 16-10 UFC) trajectory toward a UFC featherweight title shot took a big blow this …read more

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Giga-Claim: ‘Ninja’ Released Submission To KO Barboza

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Hopefully you didn’t have the “Giga Chikadze by submission” prop bet.
Turns out the 33 year-old “Ninja” could have easily won …read more

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Giga Chikadze reveals he released submission against Edson Barboza because he promised to deliver a knockout

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Giga Chikadze is serious about proving that he’s the best striker in all of mixed martial arts.
The latest example came …read more

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Edson Barboza says he “can’t wait for the next war” following recent loss to Giga Chikadze at UFC Vegas 35

UFC featherweight contender Edson Barboza reacted following his recent third-round knockout loss to Giga Chikadze at UFC Vegas 35. Barboza suffered a tough loss to Chikadze when he was finished …read more

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Hot Tweets: Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley fight fixing allegations, Giga Chikadze’s emergence, and more

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Hello friends! A lot happened in the wonderful world of combat sports this past weekend. Jake Paul won a split …read more

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Giga Chikadze Baffled Yair Rodriguez Remains Ranked Above Him

UFC featherweight Giga Chikadze says he’s “upset” to remain below Yair Rodriguez after the latest rankings update, which saw him rise just two places to #8. Chikadze jumped two spots …read more

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The MMA Road Show with John Morgan, No. 336: Giga Chikadze, Derek Brunson, Darren Till, Paddy Pimblett

Episode No. 336 of “The MMA Road Show with John Morgan” podcast is now available for streaming and download.
MMA Junkie lead staff reporter John Morgan hosts the show while traveling …read more

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‘Sad’ Chikadze Slams UFC Rankings

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Rising featherweight contender Giga Chikadze is a perfect 7-0 under the UFC banner, which includes back-to-back wins — and back-to-back …read more

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Posted on September 3, 2021, 2:46 pm By
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Giga Chikadze reacts following latest UFC rankings update: “I’m not happy with it”

UFC featherweight Giga Chikadze has given his thoughts on the latest UFC rankings update – and he isn’t happy. The Georgian sensation put on a real show last weekend with …read more

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Giga Chikadze upset with UFC ranking after Edson Barboza win: 'I kick the sh*t out of people'

Giga Chikadze expected bigger advancement in the UFC’s official featherweight rankings after his main event win over Edson Barboza, and he’s disappointed he didn’t get it.
Chikadze (14-2 MMA, 7-0 UFC) …read more

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UFC rankings: Chikadze creeping up featherweight list, Maia out

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UFC Vegas 35 headliner Giga Chikadze was this week’s biggest rankings mover. It was a good night …read more

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Posted on September 2, 2021, 10:16 pm By
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Ninja Sh!t: Breaking down Chikadze’s surprising submission chain vs Barboza

There was a lot going on, even on the very short moments these two deadly strikers had on the ground. Anton Tabuena breaks it all down. Giga Chikadze headlined his …read more

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New Rankings! ‘Ninja’ Enters Top 10, Lee Falls Off Charts

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UFC featherweight phenom Giga Chikadze, who considers himself to be the best boxer in his class, took one step closer …read more

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Video: What should Giga Chikadze do next?

Giga Chikadze picked up the biggest win of his career this past Saturday in the main event of UFC on ESPN 30 against Edson Barboza.
While it may have been overshadowed …read more

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Between the Links: What’s next for Tyron Woodley, Giga Chikadze’s eye-opening win, UFC 268 card reveal

Between the Links returns on a new day following a crazy weekend in combat sports.
Host Mike Heck is joined by MMA Fighting’s Jed Meshew as he takes on UFC …read more

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Rafael Cordeiro: ‘You can’t doubt’ Giga Chikadze anymore

Giga Chikadze knocked out Edson Barboza at UFC Vegas 35. | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

Coach Rafael Cordeiro is happy with the work he …read more

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Spinning Back Clique: Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley reaction, Giga Chikadze's next move, more

Check out this week’s “Spinning Back Clique,” MMA Junkie’s weekly show that takes a spin through the biggest topics in mixed martial arts.
This week, we cover the aftermath of Jake …read more

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Chikadze Demands To Be Ranked Higher Than Inactive Yair Rodriguez

UFC featherweight Giga Chikadze has suggested that his UFC Vegas 35 win should ascend him into the division’s top-three and above the inactive Yair Rodriguez. Chikadze, who made his promotional …read more

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Giga Chikadze pushes for Max Holloway fight, declares himself ‘best striker in this sport’

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Giga Chikadze isn’t settling for anything less than the best or “Blessed.”
Few could deny that Chikadze has …read more

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Sean Shelby's Shoes: What's next for Giga Chikadze after UFC on ESPN 30 win?

(ALSO SEE: Sean Shelby’s Shoes: What’s next for Edson Barboza after UFC on ESPN 30 loss?)
Giga Chikadze erased any doubt that he’s a serious player to watch in the UFC …read more

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Sean Shelby's Shoes: What's next for Edson Barboza after UFC on ESPN 30 loss?

(ALSO SEE: Sean Shelby’s Shoes: What’s next for Giga Chikadze after UFC on ESPN 30 win?)
Edson Barboza’s main event struggles continued on Saturday at UFC on ESPN 30.
Barboza (22-10 MMA, …read more

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What’s next for Giga Chikadze and Edson Barboza after UFC Vegas 35?

In the main event of UFC Vegas 35, top-10 featherweights collided as Giga Chikadze took on Edson Barboza in an anticipated bout. Chikadze entered the fight coming off a first-round …read more

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Giga Chikadze expects higher ranking at featherweight: ‘I want to see myself top-five next week’

Giga Chikadze after his fight with Edson Barboza at UFC Vegas 35. | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

Chikadze says he …read more

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UFC Vegas 35: Fights to make

What’s next for Edson Barboza after his loss to Giga Chikadze at UFC Vegas 35? | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

All the best, most …read more

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Giga Chikadze Willing To Wait For Title Shot After UFC Vegas 35 Victory

Giga Chikadze believes he’s done enough to earn a shot at the UFC featherweight championship, and he’s willing to wait for it. At UFC Vegas 35, Giga Chikadze was able …read more

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Posted on August 29, 2021, 9:16 pm By
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Wife of Edson Barboza reacts following vicious knockout loss at UFC Vegas 35

The wife of Edson Barboza, Bruna, reacted following her husband’s vicious knockout loss to Giga Chikadze on Saturday night at UFC Vegas 35. Barboza suffered a third-round knockout defeat to …read more

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Dana White gushes over “badass” Giga Chikadze following highlight-reel finish over Edson Barboza at UFC Vegas 35

UFC president Dana White gushes over featherweight Giga Chikadze following his highlight-reel finish over Edson Barboza at UFC Vegas 35. Chikadze won his seventh straight fight in the UFC and …read more

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Giga Chikadze calls out Max Holloway following TKO win over Edson Barboza at UFC Vegas 35

UFC featherweight contender Giga Chikadze called out Max Holloway following his third-round TKO win over Edson Barboza at UFC Vegas 35. Chikadze finished Barboza in the third round with an …read more

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Giga Chikadze calls out Max Holloway after UFC main event win

Giga Chikadze moments before his UFC Vegas 35 headliner against Edson Barboza. | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

After an impressive win over Edson …read more

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Giga Chikadze wants back-up role for Volkanovski-Ortega title fight or bout vs. Max Holloway

Giga Chikadze feels he’s at the top of the featherweight division and wants his next steps to resemble that.
The striking expert is looking to be a backup fighter for the …read more

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UFC Vegas 35 bonuses: Giga Chikadze cashes extra $50,000 for vicious finish of Edson Barboza

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Giga Chikadze is three-for-three on his latest bonus streak.
Chikadze was one of four fighters to receive a $50,000 post-fight bonus …read more

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Giga Chikadze puts on striking clinic to finish Edson Barboza in UFC Vegas 35 main event, calls out Max Holloway

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Giga Chikadze has been calling himself the best striker in the featherweight division and he took a big step towards …read more

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UFC Vegas 35 Bonus Report: Four fighters awarded POTN honors

The Octagon remained in Nevada for tonight’s UFC Vegas 35 event, a twelve-bout fight card headlined by Edson Barboza vs. Giga Chikadze. The highly anticipated featherweight main event turned out …read more

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UFC Vegas 35 Bonuses! Meerschaert Banks $50K For Comeback Submission

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Featherweight contender Giga Chikadze delivered in his first UFC main event bid last night (Sat., Aug. 28, 2021) at UFC …read more

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Twitter reacts to Giga Chikadze's thrilling TKO of Edson Barboza at UFC on ESPN 30

Giga Chikadze extended the unbeaten start to his octagon tenure Saturday with a main event win over Edson Barboza at UFC on ESPN 30.
Chikadze (14-2 MMA, 7-0 UFC) further proved …read more

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UFC on ESPN 30 results: Giga Chikadze blasts Edson Barboza, finishes striking battle with TKO

Giga Chikadze long sought a ranked contender. When he was finally matched up with one for a fight Saturday, he made the most of it.
In the UFC on ESPN 30 …read more

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UFC Vegas 35 results: Giga Chikadze stops Edson Barboza

Giga Chikadze topped the UFC Vegas 35 results on Saturday night with a third-round stoppage of Edson Barboza in Las Vegas. Two new Ultimate Fighters were crowned as well with …read more

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UFC Vegas 35 in Tweets: Pros react to Giga Chikadze’s brutal KO of Edson Barboza, more

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Featherweight has a dangerous new contender.
Giga Chikadze announced himself as a main player in the 145-pound division Saturday night with …read more

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Results and video: Giga Chikadze stops Edson Barboza with strikes in UFC Vegas 35 main event

Giga Chikadze stopped Edson Barboza with strikes in round 3 at UFC Vegas 35 | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

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Pros react to Giga Chikadze’s thrilling TKO of Edson Barboza

Giga Chikadze TKO’d Edson Barboza at UFC Vegas 35. | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

Giga Chikadze TKO’d Edson Barboza at UFC Vegas 35. On …read more

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Pros react after Giga Chikadze TKO’s Edson Barboza at UFC Vegas 35

Tonight’s UFC Vegas 35 was headlined by a key men’s featherweight bout featuring Giga Chikadze taking on Edson Barboza. Chikadze (14-2 MMA) has won his last eight fights in a …read more

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Fighters React To Edson Barboza vs. Giga Chikadze At UFC Vegas 35

Edson Barboza vs. Giga Chikadze brought a slugfest in their fight.  The showdown served as the main event of the UFC Vegas 35 event on Saturday night (August 28, 2021) …read more

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Giga Chikadze vs. Edson Barboza full fight video highlights

Giga Chikadze beat Edson Barboza in UFC Vegas 35 main event. | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

Watch Giga Chikadze vs. Edson Barboza full fight …read more

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UFC Vegas 35 Highlights: Giga Chikadze Finishes Edson Barboza

Edson Barboza vs. Giga Chikadze was a memorable main event.  The two fighters met in a bout on Saturday night (August 28, 2021) at the UFC Vegas 35 event from …read more

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UFC Vegas 35 Results: Giga Chikadze TKO’s Edson Barboza (Video)

Tonight’s UFC Vegas 35 is headlined by a key men’s featherweight bout featuring Giga Chikadze taking on Edson Barboza. Chikadze (13-2 MMA) has won his last eight fights in a …read more

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UFC Vegas 35 live blog: Edson Barboza vs. Giga Chikadze

Edson Barboza and Giga Chikadze | Chris Unger, Zuffa LLC

This is the UFC Vegas 35 live blog for Edson Barboza vs. Giga Chikadze, the …read more

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UFC Vegas 35 live results, discussion, play by play

Edson Barboza and Giga Chikadze face off during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in at UFC APEX on August 27, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC
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UFC Vegas 35 live results: Edson Barboza vs. Giga Chikadze

(Click on the fight below and then scroll down to see in-fight live stats and full results, courtesy of Fight Analytics. Full UFC Vegas 35 live results from the UFC …read more

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[ARCHIVES] Barboza On Famous Terry Etim KO: ‘He Was Almost Dead’

Don’t blink. Tonight at UFC Vegas 35, there could be another famous KO when Edson Barboza main events opposite Giga Chikadze. Here’s a look back on Barboza’s thoughts following one …read more

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UFC Vegas 35 Clash: Barboza Vs. Chikadze!

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Featherweight kickboxers Edson Barboza and Giga Chikadze will clash TONIGHT (Sat., Aug. 21, 2021) at UFC …read more

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UFC Vegas 35 odds: Chikadze the underdog

Edson Barboza flips to the betting favorite against Giga Chikadze for the UFC Vegas 35 main event | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

Check out the …read more

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UFC Vegas 35 Results: Edson Barboza vs. Giga Chikadze

UFC Vegas 35 goes down tonight (Sat. August 28, 2021) from Las Vegas, Nevada at the UFC Apex facility and we have the results. The world’s leading mixed martial arts …read more

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Edson Barboza on third UFC main event: 11 years in, ‘I’m still good entertainment’

Edson Barboza is set to face Giga Chikadze on August 28. | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

Featherweight Edson Barboza is excited to see that …read more

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UFC Vegas 35: ‘Barboza vs. Chikadze’ Live Results and Highlights

The Octagon remains in Nevada for tonight’s UFC Vegas 35 event, a twelve-bout fight card headlined by featherweights Giga Chikadze and Edson Barboza. Chikadze (13-2 MMA) has won his last …read more

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UFC Vegas 35 Results: Barboza vs. Chikadze

Edson Barboza and Giga Chikadze will clash in the UFC Vegas 35 main event Saturday. | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

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Face Off! Barboza Stares Down ‘Ninja’ In Vegas!

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) recently put the finishing touches on the featherweight main event between Edson Barboza and Giga Chikadze, …read more

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UFC Vegas 35 weigh-in results: Edson Barboza, Giga Chikadze on point for main event, prelim fighter misses by 4 pounds

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Featherweight contenders Edson Barboza and Giga Chikadze, and a fresh set of The Ultimate Fighter standouts are …read more

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UFC Vegas 35 weigh-in results: Edson Barboza, Giga Chikadze on point for featherweight headliner

The official weigh-ins for UFC Vegas 35 took place on Friday in Las Vegas, and 23 of the 24 fighters scheduled to compete made weight. The main event of UFC …read more

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UFC Vegas 35 weigh-in results: Edson Barboza vs. Giga Chikadze and TUF finals are set

The UFC Vegas 35 weigh-in results are in and the card’s top three fights are good to go. Saturday’s UFC Vegas 35 featherweight main event is set between Edson Barboza …read more

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UFC on ESPN 30 breakdown: Can Edson Barboza outkick Giga Chikadze?

MMA Junkie analyst Dan Tom breaks down the UFC’s top bouts. Today, we look at the main event for UFC on ESPN 30.
UFC on ESPN 30 takes place Saturday at …read more

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UFC on ESPN 30 video: Edson Barboza, Giga Chikadze make weight for headliner

LAS VEGAS – The main event is official for UFC on ESPN 30 on Saturday.
Edson Barboza (22-9 MMA, 16-9 UFC) and Giga Chikadze (13-2 MMA, 6-0 UFC) hit their marks …read more

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UFC Vegas 35 weigh-in video live: Edson Barboza vs. Giga Chikadze

Watch the UFC Vegas 35 weigh-in video live on MMAWeekly.com on Friday, Aug. 27, at 12 p.m. ET / 9 a.m. PT. Edson Barboza and Giga Chikadze square off in …read more

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Edson Barboza hopes for top-five opponent next with win over Giga Chikadze at UFC Vegas 35

UFC featherweight contender Edson Barboza says he hopes for a top-five opponent next with a win over Giga Chikadze at UFC Vegas 35. Barboza steps back into the Octagon on …read more

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UFC Vegas 35: Barboza vs. Chikadze Preview/Prediction

Fast-twitch strikers will meet in the middle of the Octagon on Saturday night as Giga Chikadze and Edson Barboza look to make their featherweight ascent. After a turbulent string of …read more

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Edson Barboza vs. Giga Chikadze head-to-head stats

Edson Barboza faces Giga Chikadze in the main event of UFC Vegas 35 | Photo by Cooper Neill/Zuffa LLC

How do high-level strikers Edson …read more

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