Giga Chikadze 2022: Record, Net Worth, Salary, and Endorsements
Giga Chikadze is one of the most skilled up-and-coming fighters in the UFC featherweight division. After dominating the lightweight division, Chikadze made his featherweight debut in 2018. As of January 2022, he sits at #8 in the UFC featherweight rankings.
'Ninja' started his combat sports career in Muay Thai, Kickboxing, and Karate. Subsequently, he transitioned to the sports of MMA and made his professional debut back in 2015.
Giga Chikadze: UFC Career
Chikadze's first fight under the UFC banner was against Austin Springer on June 19, 2018. In that bout on DWCS, 'Ninja' suffered a submission (rear-naked choke) loss. As a result, he could not secure himself a contract with the UFC.
He claimed two consecutive first-round finishes in another MMA promotion named Gladiator Challenge. Those two victories came in under a minute of the first round, which impressed the UFC. As a result, the UFC finally signed Chikadze.
In his official UFC debut, Chikadze fought against Brandon Davis on September 28, 2019, and claimed a spectacular split decision victory.?His next fight was against Cub Swanson at UFC Fight Night: Reyes vs. Prochazka on May 1, 2021. The bout resulted in Chikadze emerging victorious via a magnificent first-round T/KO victory. Chikadze then took on UFC featherweight contender Edson Barboza at UFC Fight Night: Barboza vs. Chikadze on August 28, 2021. Chikadze performed admirably in that fight and won via a 3rd round TKO.
Now Chikadze is all set to face Calvin Kattar at the UFC Vegas 46 event on January 15, 2022.
'Ninja' has a splendid UFC record of 7-1 and is on a seven-fight UFC win streak.?
Giga Chikadze: Fighting Style
Chikadze is one of the best elite strikers in the UFC featherweight division. He uses his Muay Thai and kickboxing experience to break all of his opponents' piece by piece. Moreover, he also has Karate skills which he uses to avoid takedowns.
Giga Chikadze: Achievements
Chikadze has a striking professional MMA record of 14-2 (9 T/KO and 1 Submission). In UFC, he has claimed three 'Performance of the Night' bonuses. Besides MMA, 'Ninja' also has several other achievements.
He is a two-time kickboxing world champion and one-time European champion in Muay Thai. Chikadze is also a two-time World and European Champion in Karate. Furthermore, he is a third dan black belt in Goju Ryu karate.
Giga Chikadze: Net Worth and Salary 2022
As of January 2022, Chikadze has estimated UFC career earnings of $504,700. As per The Sports Daily, 'Ninja' earned a large sum of $98,000 for his fight against Jamey Simmons in 2020. His biggest paycheck ($156,000) came from his fight against Edson Barboza in August 2021.
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|Born||August 25, 1988|
|Trains At||Kings MMA|
|Weight/Division||145 lbs/ Featherweight|
|Active Win Streak||9|