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Cub Swanson vs Giga Chikadze Set for UFC Fight Night, May 1st

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UFC veteran Cub Swanson is set to take on Giga Chikadze at a UFC Fight Night on May 1st. The bout was first reported by AdjarasportTV/Giorgi Kokiashvili.

Cub Swanson vs Giga Chikadze set for UFC Fight Night on May 1st

Cub Swanson was originally scheduled to face Gavin Tucker. However, Tucker instead opted for a short-notice fight against Dan Ige. Meaning UFC veteran Swanson would face another rising prospect in Chikadze in his place.

Cub “Killer” Swanson (27-11, 12-7 UFC) is riding a two-fight winning streak and is coming off a TKO victory over Daniel Pineda. Swanson has looked sharp in his last two performances in the octagon having previously gone on a four-fight losing skid. He has notable wins over Dustin Poirier, Charles Oliveria, and Jeremy Stephens.

Giga “Ninja” Chikadze (12-2, 5-0 UFC) is a Georgian kickboxing style fighter who trains out of Kings MMA, Huntington Beach, California. He had a breakout year in 2020, which saw him go 4-0. Taking out Omar Morales, James Krause-Simmons, Irwin Rivera, and Jamall Emmers in the process.

The fight will take place in the featherweight division and we will likely see a contender rise with a ranking slot on the line. Chikadze will face his biggest test in the UFC to date, while Cub Swanson will be looking to take out yet another prospect.

Light heavyweight title contenders Dominick Reyes and Jiri Prochazka will meet in the main event of the UFC Fight Night. The current line-up for the event is:

  • Light heavyweight – Dominick Reyes vs Jiri Prochazka
  • Heayweight – Shamil Abdurakhimov vs Augusto Sakai
  • Light heavyweight – Ion Cutelaba vs Devin Clark
  • Featherweight – Cub Swanson vs Giga Chikadze
  • Featherweight – T.J Laramie vs Damon Jackson
  • Featherweight – Kai Kamaka III vs T.J. Brown
  • Welterweight – Mike Jackson vs Dean Barry
  • Flyweight – Ji Yeon Kim vs Poliana Botelho
  • Middleweight – K.B. Bhullar vs Andreas Michailidis
  • Strawweight – Sam Hughes vs Konklak Suphisara
  • Middleweight – Sean Strickland vs Krzysztof Jotko
  • Bantamweight – Felipe Dias Colares vs Journey Newson

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Dion Williams is a Combat Sports writer for Overtime Heroics covering mainly UFC but also Bellator and Cage Warriors!