The UFC has announced tonight’s match that will go down in the featherweight division. It was announced that top fifteen contenders and exciting striker Giga Chikadze (14-3) and Siddiq Yusuf (12-2) will meet inside the octagon.
These two will be cast in the UFC Fight Night co-main event on September 17th. For Seddik Youssef, he will be looking for his second win in a row. The last time we saw “Super” Sodiq was on a fight night in March against Alex Caceres.
It was his first fight in nearly a year and he didn’t disappoint. Youssef’s performance was strong and he got the decision to win. Back in 2018, Yusuf secured a UFC contract in the Dana White competition series.
After that, he won his first four fights inside the Octagon. Arnold Allen is the only man who defeated Joseph inside the Octagon. He is hoping for a big win over Chikadze in September that would put him back in the top ten.
UFC bounce for giga?
Like Yusef, Giga Chikadze appeared in Dana White’s Contender series even though he lost his fight on the show. Also like Joseph, Chikadze got off to a hot start once he made his official debut inside the octagon.
Chikadze won his first seven fights in the UFC. However, it was the performance at the end of the winning streak that really opened the eyes. He struggled a bit with some split decisions to win out the gate.
However, he actually turned things around with three straight TKO wins to earn him a spot in the main event against Calvin Kattar. Had Chikadze won that fight, he might have taken the UFC title. However, he was brutally treated in that battle.
Now, he will be looking to get back on track with a win over Youssef. Whoever wins this fight will build a lot of momentum in the UFC’s featherweight division.
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