Giga Chikadze extended his unbeaten time in the Octagon on Saturday with a main event victory over Edson Barboza at UFC on ESPN 30.
Chikadze (14-2 MMA, 7-0 UFC) further proved his legitimacy as a 145-pound contender to watch when he beat longtime veteran Barboza (22-10 MMA, 16-10 UFC) by Third round TKO in the headlining match. , which took place at UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
Check out the main Twitter reactions to Chikadze’s triumph over Barboza at the UFC on ESPN 30 below.
Edson’s front switch kick to the body is nasty. One of his best weapons next to that kick
– Boston Salmon (@bostonboomoom) August 29, 2021
It’s a crazy match
– Dan “50k” Ige (@ Dynamitedan808) August 29, 2021
Giga takes Round 1 10-9 on my card
– Kevin Iole (@KevinI) August 29, 2021
Giga always scores more, but let me tell you, Barbosa is getting closer and closer to his big shot. He can find it in the next two rounds. It’s just a little wide
– Steven Wright (@steventhewarman) August 29, 2021
Round very difficult to mark.
I have it 19-19 after two. Edson stalled much of Giga’s production and landed the most damaging strikes.
– Aaron Bronsteter (@aaronbronsteter) August 29, 2021
Giga is slowing down now. He’s going to need a second wind. And he should really start pushing. He was very successful when he did that.
– Jed Meshew II (@JedKMeshew) August 29, 2021
Edson Barboza here, like okay, let’s see a way to convince the judges that you win when I won’t let you go more than five feet back and forth with your back to the fence.
– Ben Fowlkes (@benfowlkesMMA) August 29, 2021
Giga Chikadze finishes Edson Barboza with strikes in R3. Wow. beat him. Barboza was trying to survive but he was looking at me on his feet. Good stop. And a hell of a Giga fight.
– Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) August 29, 2021
Giga spoke and then he walked
– Belal Muhammad (@ bullyb170) August 29, 2021
Everything about this fight seems smart. I love it. Master Rafael Cordeiro’s advice for Chikadze was unreal. Classic. And then Giga absolutely hammered Edson. It was unbelievable.
– Josh Gross (@yay_yee) August 29, 2021
Very impressive giga performance
– Sodiq Yusuff (@Super_Sodiq) August 29, 2021