Kickboxer Giga Chikadze will make his UFC debut against Brandon Davis, sources have confirmed to Cageside Press.
The UFC is coming to Copenhagen, Denmark on September 28. Mike Davis was supposed to take on Danny Henry at UFC Copenhagen, but Henry pulled out. It was later rumored that Davis was fighting Giga Chikadze. Mike Davis though is now out of the fight as well, to deal with some health issues. As first reported by Bloody Elbow, Chikadze is now fighting Brandon Davis in a featherweight bout.
Giga Chikadze is well-known for his background in kickboxing practically for Glory going 6-3 for the promotion. Giga is also fought on the Contender Series in 2018. He suffered his second career loss in that fight against Austin Springer. Since that loss, Giga is now on a two-fight win streak.
Chikadze is a product out of Kings MMA in California with head coach Rafael Cordeiro. Chikadze is 7-2 in MMA with a 100% finish rate. The level of competition he’s beat has been dreadful however, as the opponents he has beaten have a combined record of 3-57.
Brandon Davis is a veteran of the UFC, now 3-5 for the promotion. He recently moved down to bantamweight, however this being on such short notice it will be at 145lbs.
Davis is another fighter that competed on the Contender Series back on the first season. That fight was a memorable affair against Austin Arnett. He earned the UFC contract and would make his debut a little less than two months later, against Kyle Bochniak. Davis (10-7) is 1-1 in his last two, with a win over Randy Costa, and a loss to Kyung Ho Kang.
UFC Copenhagen takes place at the Royal Arena in Copenhagen, Denmark on September 28. The card is headlined by a middleweight bout between Jack Hermansson and Jared Cannonier.