Cub Swanson Booked Against Giga Chikadze at UFC’s May 1 Event

By: Tristen Critchfield
Mar 4, 2021

Cub Swanson will attempt to hand Giga Chikadze his first Ultimate Fighting Championship defeat when the featherweights lock horns on May 1.

Multiple outlets confirmed the bout following an initial report from Adjarasport. UFC Fight Night takes place at an as yet to be announced location and is headlined by a light heavyweight clash between Dominick Reyes and Jiri Prochazka.

After enduring a four-bout skid from December 2017 to May 2019, Swanson has scored consecutive victories against Kron Gracie and Daniel Pineda in his last two Octagon appearances. The World Extreme Cagefighting veteran notably authored a six-fight winning streak early in his UFC tenure that included wins over Jeremy Stephens, Dustin Poirier and Charles Oliveira but has never fought for a title in the Las Vegas-based promotion.

Chikadze will bring a seven-bout winning streak into the matchup with Swanson. The 32-year-old Georgian is 5-0 in the UFC and was very active in 2020, posting triumphs over Jamall Emmers, Irwin Rivera, Omar Morales and James Krause-Simmons.

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