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Giga Chikadze

Giga Chikadze

Nationality :Soviet Union
Date Of Birth :25 August 1988
Height :6 feet 0 inches
Weight :66 kg

Giga Chikadze is a Georgian professional mixed martial artist and former kickboxer. He currently competes in the Featherweight division in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Chikadze formerly competed in the Featherweight division for GLORY. As of 27 June 2023, he is #9 in the UFC featherweight rankings.[4]

QUICK FACTS

NAME
Giga Chikadze
NICKNAME
“Ninja”
DATE OF BIRTH
August 25, 1988
AGE
35
BIRTHPLACE
Tbilisi, Georgia
BIRTH SIGN
Virgo
HEIGHT
6′ 0″ (1.83 m)
WEIGHT
145 lbs (66 kg)

Giga Chikadze Biography, EarlyLife

Giga Chikadze was born on August 25, 1988, and will turn 32 in August 2020. He was born in Tbilisi, Georgian SSR, and holds Georgian citizenship. He began learning mixed martial arts at the age of four.

He is a UFC fighter who competes in the featherweight division. He made his Octagon debut 1,427 days ago, on September 28, 2019. Chikadze trains at Kings MMA.

Giga Chikadze Education

He has a bachelor’s degree in business administration.

Giga Chikadze’s Height, And Weight

Giga Chikadze’s height is 6 feet 0 inches (1.83 m). He fights in the featherweight division in UFC. Fighters who fight in the featherweight class can weigh anywhere from pounds, but because of weight cutting, many MMA fighters walk around 10 – 30 lbs heavier than their weight class maximum limit.

Career

Chikadze made his mixed martial arts debut as a lightweight in the WSOF, facing Xtreme Couture fighter Gil Guardado. He lost the fight by unanimous decision.

Gladiator Challenge

Chikadze would join a promotion known as the Gladiator Challenge and would enjoy a five-fight win streak in which all fights were ended via first-round knockout.

Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series

In mid-June, Chikadze would join UFC president Dana White’s Dana White’s Contender Series 10 in Las Vegas, Nevada to face former Ultimate Fighter contestant Austin Springer in a featherweight bout. Chikadze would receive his second professional loss in his MMA career after submitting to a rear-naked choke in the third round.

Return to the Gladiator Challenge

After losing to Springer, Chikadze would return to the lightweight division of the Gladiator Challenge, earning a quick submission victory and a swift TKO after that.

Ultimate Fighting Championship

Giga Chikadze would sign a four-fight contract with the UFC and would be scheduled to make his UFC debut against fellow Contender Series fighter Mike Davis at UFC Fight Night 160 in Copenhagen, Denmark. However, Davis pulled out of the fight due to health issues and was replaced by Brandon Davis in a short-notice bout. After three rounds passed, the fight would be declared a split draw, but due to a scoring error made by one of the judges of the bout, the outcome would be corrected to a split decision victory for Chikadze.

Chikadze would make his next UFC appearance on the preliminary card of UFC 248 against featherweight Jamall Emmers. Chikadze would earn a razor-thin split decision victory over Emmers after the bout had ended.

Chikadze, once again, would be scheduled to face Mike Davis on 16 May 2020 at UFC on ESPN 8. However, Davis pulled out of the bout due to a weight-cut-related illness and would be replaced by promotional newcomer Irwin Rivera. Chikadze would win the fight by unanimous decision.

Chikadze was scheduled to face Alex Caceres on 29 August 2020 at UFC Fight Night 175. However, Chikadze withdrew from the bout due to testing positive for COVID-19 and he was replaced by promotional newcomer Kevin Croom.

Chikadze faced Omar Morales on 11 October 2020 at UFC Fight Night 179. He won the fight via unanimous decision despite knocking Morales down in the final round.

Chikadze faced promotional newcomer Jamey Simmons on 7 November 2020 at UFC on ESPN 17. He won the fight via technical knockout in round one. This win earned him the Performance of the Night award.

Chikadze faced Cub Swanson on 1 May 2021 at UFC on ESPN 23. He won the bout in the first round via technical knockout after catching Swanson with a kick to the liver. This win earned him the Performance of the Night bonus award.

Chikadze faced Edson Barboza on 28 August 2021 at UFC on ESPN 30. He won the back-and-forth fight via technical knockout in round three. This win earned him the Performance of the Night award.

Chikadze faced Calvin Kattar in the main event on 15 January 2022 at UFC on ESPN 32. He lost the fight via unanimous decision after being knocked down and almost finished in the final seconds of the fight. This fight earned him the Fight of the Night award.

On 22 May 2022, it was announced that Chikadze will receive the UFC 2022 Recipient of Forrest Griffin Community Award for his exceptional volunteer and charity work for his non-profit “Knockout Cancer Foundation” which assists individuals fighting cancer with financial support for medical bills.

Chikadze was scheduled to face Sodiq Yusuff on September 17, 2022, at UFC Fight Night 210. However, the week before the event, Chikadze withdrew due to injury, and the bout was canceled.

Chikadze faced Alex Caceres on August 26, 2023, at UFC on ESPN 52. He won the bout via unanimous decision.

Giga Chikadze’s Net Worth

Giga Chikadze presently competes in the UFC, where he earns a fair living. He has appeared in three fights and earned approximately $80,000 in UFC earnings. His net worth is expected to be $500,000 in 2023, which includes revenues from his kickboxing career.

In September 2019, Giga made his UFC debut, defeating Brandon Davis. He received a salary of $23,500. He then fought Jamall Emmers at UFC 248 and won $27,500, which included a guaranteed purse of $12,000, a victory bonus of $12,000, and a promotional bonus of $3,500. His most recent UFC fight earned him $28,000 against Irwin Rivera.

Giga Chikadze will battle Alex Caceres at UFC Fight Night 175 on August 29, 2020. He will very definitely make a fortune from the fight.

Giga Chikadze’s Wife, Marriage, Children

Giga Chikadze is a father of two children who is already married. He is married to Tamuna Gazashvili and has two children: a daughter and a son. His wife is a Huntington Beach local who works as the Head of Marketing at AnBHotelManagement.

Nita Chikadze, his daughter, is also highly popular on Instagram. She is about eight years old.

Giga and his wife began dating in high school and most likely attended the same college. They have been dating for more than 15 years.

Giga Chikadze Awards

Mixed martial arts 

  • Ultimate Fighting Championship
    • Performance of the Night (Three times) vs. Jamey Simmons, Cub Swanson, and Edson Barboza 
    • Fight of the Night (One time) vs. Calvin Kattar 
    • 2022 Forrest Griffin Community Award 
  • MMAjunkie.com
    • 2020 Under the Radar Fighter of the Year 
    • 2021 Breakout Fighter of the Year 

FAQ

What is the net worth of Giga Chikadze?

His net worth is 500,000 dollars.

What is the height of Giga Chikadze?

His height is 6 feet 0 inches.

What is the age of Giga Chikadze?

His age is 35 years as of 2023.

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