Max Holloway Gets Called Out for a Fight After Giga Chikadze Destroys Cub Swanson in Two Minutes at UFC Fight Night

Published 05/02/2021, 12:52 AM EDT


UFC featherweight fighter, Giga Chikadze, earned a statement win at UFC Fight Night: Reyes vs Prochazka. ‘Ninja’ folded Swanson with a nasty kick to the liver in the first round of the co-main event. He finished the fight and called out former UFC featherweight champion, Max Holloway.

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Chikadze believes that a clash between him and Holloway will be a banger, but he also acknowledged that ‘Blessed’ is the no. 1 contender of the division. And as a former champion, the Hawaiian is looking to get a shot at the championship again. So, ‘Ninja’ also had a backup opponent in mind. That is none other than Holloway’s last opponent, Calvin Kattar.

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You know there’s a guy, one of the best performance in featherweight division. Max Holloway, man, it will be honor to fight you. Because you are one of the best. I really wanna fight you and compare myself with you. If not, this fight would not happen, maybe, your former opponent Calvin Kattar, I can fight him and then trumpling to you,” said Chikadze.

I know you’re a no. 1 contender and you’re waiting for title. You have been the champion many times. So, I mean, yeah, you’re waiting for exciting fights, I am here man. I am the new guy in the division,” he added.

EDMONTON, ALBERTA – JULY 27: Max Holloway celebrates after defeating Frankie Edgar in their UFC featherweight championship bout during the UFC 240 event at Rogers Place on July 27, 2019 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC)

Considering where both fighters currently stand in the division, it is unlikely that Chikadze will get Holloway. However, a fight against Kattar seems feasible as ‘The Boston Finisher‘ is looking to bounce back from his loss against ‘Blessed‘.

Who should Giga Chikadze fight next? Max Holloway or Calvin Kattar?

As mentioned earlier, Holloway is in a much higher spot of the featherweight division of the UFC. However, ‘Ninja’ is now 6-o in the UFC and there’s no doubt he has put in the work to deserve a top-ranked opponent next.

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So, a fight against Kattar certainly makes sense for the looming contender. It will present both fighters the opportunity to establish themselves as a cream of the crop contender of the 145lbs division of the UFC.

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What did you make of Giga Chikadze’s win? Who should he fight next?

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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