The 2021 calendar year has been filled with huge upsets and amazing matchups. Looking to add to this list is a 5 round main event bout scheduled for August 28th. Number 10 ranked Giga Chikadze looks to throw a spanner in the works of Barboza’s featherweight run and take a step closer to becoming champion. Barboza vs. Chikadze is a striking fan’s dream matchup, so let’s jump into it!
Beautiful Violence in Store for Fight Fans!
Chikadze has been begging for a top 10 opponent since, and even before his win over Cub Swanson. With the loss of Yair Rodriguez vs. Max Holloway, fans now have another intriguing stand-up battle to look forward to. We can be sure to see a broken rib or two at least, with kicks being such a greatly utilized weapon for these two. Block that liver because both men are looking for it!
Barboza is coming off of a crazy knockout win over Shane Burgos. We saw improvements in his boxing and his always deadly leg kicks. Coming into this fight, we will be sure to see lots of significant strikes being absorbed. With almost everything on the line in this bout, both competitors will be pushing themselves to their absolute limits.
Chikadze is a promising prospect in the featherweight division, and a win over Barboza can push him straight into the top 5. With such an unpredictable year filled with many upsets, calling this one is extremely difficult. Both men control distance beautifully and have one-shot finishing power in almost everything they throw.
Barboza vs. Chikadze is a fight of the year contender set for the main event on August 28th. We are about to witness some beautiful violence in the second half of 2021, and this is definitely a matchup that guarantees a finish.
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