“He Is More Unbreakable Guy” – Giga Chikadze Shares His Prediction for Alexander Volkanovski vs. Brian Ortega

Published 09/20/2021, 5:39 PM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NV – MAY 1: Giga Chikadze meets with the press following the win via TKO at 1:03 of round one over Cub Swanson during the UFC Fight Night: Reyes vs Prochazka Event at UFC Apex on May 1, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Louis Grasse/PxImages/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)


Alexander Volkanovski will defend his UFC featherweight title against Brian Ortega on September 25, 2021, at UFC 266. The entire MMA community is looking forward to this intriguing title fight while sharing their pick on who will emerge victorious at UFC 266. One such person includes the #8 UFC featherweight contender, Giga Chikadze.

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In his fight against Max Holloway at UFC 231, Ortega kept coming forward, despite taking an unending barrage of punches. However, he lost the bout via doctor’s stoppage in the fourth round. Then, ‘T-City’ went back to the drawing board and made a huge comeback against Chan Sung Jung at UFC Fight Night: Ortega vs. The Korean Zombie.

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Ortega appeared to be in the best form of his career in his fight against ‘The Korean Zombie,’ claiming a unanimous decision victory. When sharing his pick for Volkanovski vs. Ortega, Giga Chikadze shared the same opinion on ‘T-City.’ However, his final verdict said otherwise.

In a recent interview with ‘Submission Radio,’ Chikadze said – “That’s a good fight, really interesting. Look like Brian did big change after his [loss against Max Holloway]. And we could clearly see in ‘The Korean Zombie’ fight that he grow up, and he is a much better fighter.”

“But somehow, something tells me that Alex can win the fight. I believe [Alexander Volkanovski] is more unbreakable guy.”

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Can Alexander Volkanovski remain the UFC featherweight champion at UFC 266?

Volkanovski is one of the most dominant UFC featherweight champions in history. He has a spectacular professional MMA record of 22-1, with 11 wins coming via T/KO and 3 via submission. Moreover, ‘The Great’ is on an impressive 19-fight win streak, including his fights prior to UFC. 

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JULY 12: Alexander Volkanovski of Australia celebrates after his split-decision victory over Max Holloway in their UFC featherweight championship fight during the UFC 251 event at Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on July 12, 2020 on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

He suffered his first and only professional loss back in 2013, which was a TKO loss against Corey Nelson. Ever since then, Volkanovski has never been seen falling short in his fights. Moreover, besides Dustin Poirier, Volkanovski is the only UFC fighter to defeat Max Holloway twice. 

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He defeated Holloway at UFC 245 to win the UFC featherweight title. ‘The Great’ then successfully defended his title in a rematch at UFC 251. He also holds notable victories over the likes of Chad Mendes and Jose Aldo, to name a few.

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Volkanovski is a force to be reckoned with in the 145 lbs division. It will not come as a surprise if he defeats Ortega at UFC 266 to remain the champion. However, ‘T-City’ will not be a walk in the park. Regardless, this will be one of the most exciting UFC featherweight title fights in history.

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Arman Khan

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Arman Khan is a UFC author for EssentiallySports. He began following combat sports when Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor competed in 'The Money Fight' in 2017. 'The Notorious' attracted Arman to the UFC and he became an ardent fan of professional fighting as he could draw parallels with the action from his combat sports experience and break down techniques such as striking and striking defense lucidly for the casual fans.

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