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Giga Chikadze of Georgia reacts after his knockout victory over Edson Barboza of Brazil in a featherweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on August 28, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Giga "Ninja" Chikadze

Georgia Georgia


You’ve been warned! In any fighting sport he chooses, Giga Chikadze naturally rises all the way to the top. Hailing from Tbilisi, Georgia, the featherweight contender has earned championships in the world’s most competitive combat disciplines: Chikadze held titles as the Karate World Champion (2008), Muay Thai European Champion (2011), and Kickboxing World Champion (2013). After making his mixed martial arts debut, “Ninja” caused an upset in the Gladiator Challenge promotion by taking out opponents in a series of five consecutive first-round(!) knockouts. The founder of the KO Cancer foundation also proceeded to build an undefeated record after joining the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) in 2019: Lethal kicks, precise striking, and airtight ground control earned the long-time Kings MMA athlete a string of consecutive victories, with several Performance of the Night bonus awards to boot. In 2020, the MMA Junkie website crowned him ‘Under the Radar Fighter of the Year’. Chikadze is no longer the underdog. “Now it’s my time. It’s Giga time!” Enough said! Keep watching as Ninja goes all the way up!