By Farah Hannoun |
March 3, 2021 6: 05 pm
Swanson (27-11 MMA, 12-7 UFC) meets Chikadze (12-2 MMA, 5-0 UFC) at UFC Battle Evening on May perhaps well well presumably 1 in an occasion that does no longer but accept as true with an first rate venue or location.
A person with data of the matchup lately confirmed the booking to MMA Junkie nonetheless requested to remain anonymous for the reason that promotion has but to relish an first rate announcement. Adjara Sport used to be first to document the news. Swanson later shared the matchup on Instagram.
A perennial contender in the featherweight division, Swanson used to be in a position to rebound from a four-battle losing dawdle with attend-to-attend wins over Kron Gracie and Daniel Pineda. After defeating Gracie, Swanson tore his knee at some level of a grappling competition, which sidelined him for over a 12 months. He made his winning return at UFC 256 in December, knocking out Pineda in the second spherical for his first accomplish since 2013.
Georgian fighter Chikadze is on a roll. Since becoming a member of the UFC roster in September 2019, Chikadze has notched five wins in the octagon, most lately scoring a “Performance of the Evening” accomplish of Jamey Simmons in the major spherical at UFC on ESPN 17.
With the addition, the latest lineup for the UFC’s May perhaps well well presumably 1 occasion now entails:
- Jiri Prochazka vs. Dominick Reyes
- TJ Brown vs. Kai Kamaka III
- Dean Barry vs. Mike Jackson
- Poliana Botelho vs. Ji Yeon Kim
- Good ample.B. Bhullar vs. Andreas Michailidis
- Damon Jackson vs. TJ Laramie
- Sam Hughes vs. Loma Lookboonmee
- Shamil Abdurakhimov vs. Augusto Sakai
- Krzysztof Jotko vs. Sean Strickland
- Giga Chikadze vs. Cub Swanson