In a battle between two of the best strikers in the UFC, the younger man got the job done in the third round of UFC Vegas 35. Against Edson Barboza, Giga Chikadze showed not only powerful kicks, but quick hands and even a surprising ground game to get the job done via TKO. On Twitter, pro fighters reacted to the match.
Giga started of strong but looks to be hurting and slowing down! #UFCVegas35— Alex Volkanovski (@alexvolkanovski) August 29, 2021
Giga talked and then he walked— Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) August 29, 2021
Wow!— Dan “50k” Ige (@Dynamitedan808) August 29, 2021
the precision and aggressiveness of chikadze #ufcvegas35— Juan Espino El Guapo (@juan_espino_ofi) August 29, 2021
Well done Giga, I thought he was slowing down in round two…guess not!! #UFCVegas35— Alex Volkanovski (@alexvolkanovski) August 29, 2021
That fight was CHILLS! Strikers like that keep you on the edge of your seat waiting for the finishing shot! Giga is your winner tonight! HUGE for Georgia!! #UFCVegas35— Aljamain Sterling (@funkmasterMMA) August 29, 2021
Very impressive performance by giga— Sodiq Yusuff (@Super_Sodiq) August 29, 2021