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Giga Chikadze erased any doubt that he’s a critical participant to look at within the UFC featherweight division Saturday with a foremost occasion win over Edson Barboza.
It was primarily one-way site visitors for Chikadze (14-2 MMA, 7-0 UFC) within the UFC on ESPN 30 headliner. He dropped longtime octagon veteran Barboza (22-10 MMA, 16-10 UFC) a number of occasions en path to the third-round TKO on the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
With the win, Chikadze grew to become simply the third 145-pound fighter in UFC historical past to start out his tenure with the promotion with seven consecutive wins. He referred to as for a job because the backup fighter for the UFC 266 title combat between Alexander Volkanovski and Brian Ortega, however what ought to he do subsequent if the bout goes ahead as deliberate and the chance doesn’t come to fruition?
Watch the video above for ideas and evaluation on Chikadze’s future after UFC on ESPN 30.