UFC Fight Night 30: Barboza vs Chikadze 08/28/2021 Picks, Predictions and Previews

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UFC Fight Night 30 Barboza vs Chikadze 08-28-2021 Picks Predictions and Previews

UFC Fight Night 30: Barboza vs Chikadze 08/28/2021 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship is going to end the month with another action-packed fight card with UFC on ESPN 30 commencing this Saturday, August 28. This event will take place inside the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. Fans can enjoy the matches by purchasing a Pay Per View or UFC Fight Pass subscription. The main event for this evening will be two fast-rising featherweights aiming to crack the top 5 in their division. Giga Chikadze will be stepping inside the same cage and testing his skills against Edson Barboza. This is going to be a close call but according to the best UFC odds, Edson Barboza holds a small advantage over Giga Chikadze.

UFC Fight Night 30: Barboza vs Chikadze 08/28/2021

When: Saturday, August 28, 10:00 PM ET
Where: UFC APEX, Las Vegas, Nevada
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC Fight Night 30: Barboza vs Chikadze 08/28/2021 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Edson Barboza -120 Giga Chikadze EV

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Edson Barboza

Edson Barboza is a 35-year-old fight veteran and his hometown is located at Nova Friburgo in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. His fighting skills have been sharpened by the renowned American Top Team. Barboza stands at five-foot-eleven and he has been competing comfortably at the featherweight division. He will come to this match carrying a 22-9 professional record and 13 of those victories came from knockouts. After losing three straight matches, Barboza seems to be delaying father time as he picked up back-to-back wins. His comeback victory was against Makwan Amirkhani and the latest was a knockout win over Shan Burgos in UFC 262 just this May.

Giga Chikadze

Giga Chikadze is known as the β€œNinja” whenever he steps inside the MMA cage and this fighter came all the way from Tbilisi, Georgia. He has been representing the Kings MMA fight team in his professional bouts. Chikadze has been competing at the featherweight division for his entire career and this six-foot fighter has a 13-2 record. His wins are divided into eight knockouts, four decisions and one submission. Since coming to the UFC, Chikadze has been on a six-fight winning streak. The latest victory that he took home was against Cub Swanson in UFC on ESPN 23. That fight was won in the first round at the 1:03 mark.

Barboza vs Chikadze Betting Numbers

Record 22-9-0 13-2-0
Last Fight Win Win
Country Brazil Georgia
Height 5’11” 6’0″
Weight (lbs) 145 145
Reach (in) 75 74
Win by KO/TKO 59% 62%
Win by Submission 5% 8%
Decisions 36% 31%
Strikes landed per minute 4.16 3.55
Striking accuracy 44% 44%
Striking absorbed per minute 4.15 2.67
Striking defense 59% 60%
Takedown average 0.42 0.38
Takedown accuracy 44% 33%
Takedown defense 78% 68%
Submission average 0.10 0.00

Barboza vs Chikadze Betting Picks

Giga Chikadze has yet to taste a loss in the UFC and according to the top online sportsbook, this could be it if he is not careful. The safer bet will be the more experienced fighter in Edson Barboza.