UFC Vegas 35: Giga Chikadze produces statement finish, dismantles Edson Barboza

Giga Chikadze of Georgia punches Edson Barboza of Brazil in a featherweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on August 28, 2021 in...

Giga Chikadze earned another key victory, knocking out perennial contender Edson Barboza in three rounds to reaffirm his standing among the promotion’s best featherweights – before calling out former champion Max Holloway afterwards. Prior, two TUF winners were crowned while Daniel Rodriguez gave Kevin Lee a rude welcome back to the UFC in a new weight class.
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UFC Vegas 35: Edson Barboza, Giga Chikadze itching for their exciting main event

Giga Chikadze of Georgia prepares to fight Cub Swanson in a featherweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on May 01, 2021 in Las...

After successive POTN bonuses with first-round TKO victories over Jamey Simmons and veteran Cub Swanson, rising featherweight talent Giga Chikadze has an even tougher challenge ahead this weekend in his first UFC main event: the ageless 145-lb contender Edson Barboza.
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UFC Vegas 31: Islam Makhachev mauls Thiago Moises in his first main event slot

In this handout photo provided by UFC, Islam Makhachev of Russia punches Thiago Moises of Brazil in their lightweight bout during the UFC Fight Night...

Makhachev Mania? Khabib Nurmagomedov’s protege Islam thrived in his first main event against Thiago Moises, earning a fourth-round submission. Elsewhere, there were big wins for Billy Quarantillo and Mateusz Gamrot before returning former women’s bantamweight champion Miesha Tate sent Marion Reneau into retirement with a R3 TKO finish in the co-main.
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UFC Vegas 23: Marvin Vettori dominates Kevin Holland, calls for Adesanya rematch

Marvin Vettori lands record 11 takedowns to beat Kevin Holland in UFC  middleweight clash

Marvin Vettori amplified Kevin Holland’s wrestling deficiencies with a dominant and record-breaking main event victory – before calling for a rematch against existing champion Israel Adesanya, who beat him by split decision three years ago this month. Elsewhere, there were big wins for women’s strawweight Mackenzie Dern and featherweight Arnold Allen among others.
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