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Giga Chikadze

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15-3-0 (W-L-D)


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Giga Chikadze

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Learn more about Giga Chikadze's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Cidade natal
Tbilisi, Geórgia
Kings MMA
Estilo de luta
Estreia no UFC
Alcance das pernas

Fighter Facts

  • Pro since 2015

  • Has 38-6 (22 KOs) kickboxing record with a 6-3 (3 KOs) record in Glory Kickboxing

  • Six wins in 1:17 or less

  • Has won 13 of his last 14 and eight in a row

  • Has finished 9 of 13 wins, with all finishes coming in the first round

  • Eight wins by KO, one by submission (Armbar)


UFC History

UFC Fight Night (5/1/21) Chikadze stopped Cub Swanson via body kick, strikes at 1:03 of the first round

UFC on ESPN (11/7/20) Chikadze stopped Jamey Simmons via strikes at 3:51 of the first round

UFC Fight Night (10/10/20) Chikadze won a three round unanimous decision over Omar Morales

UFC on ESPN (5/16/20) Chikadze won a three round unanimous decision over Irwin Rivera

UFC 248 (3/7/20) Chikadze won a three round split decision over Jamall Emmers

UFC Fight Night (9/28/19) Chikadze won a three round split decision over Brandon Davis

Dana White's Contender Series, Season 2

Episode 2
(6/19/18) Chikadze was submitted by Austin Springer via rear naked choke at 4:10 of the third round



TRAINING: I train two or three times a day. Besides that, I am busy with family - my wife and two kids.

When and why did you start training for fighting? I have a video where my dad comes out from the hospital, saying, “Here was born Giga Chikadze, World Champion in Fighting.” So my family decided for me and pushed me into it.

What titles have you held? World title twice in kickboxing and European title in Muay Thai, World and European Champion twice in Karate

Do you have any heroes? Fedor, Roy Jones Jr., Mike Tyson.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? To have a real job where I belong.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Yes. Bachelor degree in business and management.

What was your job before you started fighting? I started to train when I was four, five years old, and since then I am a fighter. But besides that, I founded the charity fund Knock Out Cancer and I’m trying to make it worldwide.

Ranks in any martial arts styles: Black belt Third Dan in Karate Goju Ryu. 

Favorite grappling technique: Armbar 

Favorite Striking technique: GigaKick ;)