Giga Chikadze vs. James Krause-Simmons Added to UFC on ESPN 17 Lineup

By: Tristen Critchfield
Nov 2, 2020

There has been a late addition to the UFC on ESPN 17 lineup, as Giga Chikadze will square off against James Krause-Simmons in a featherweight contest. was first to report the matchup, and Chikadze later confirmed the booking via social media. UFC on ESPN 17 takes place Saturday at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas and is headlined by a light heavyweight showdown between Thiago Santos and Glover Teixeira.

A former Glory Kickboxing competitor, Chikadze enters the matchup with Krause-Simmons on a six-bout winning streak that includes four triumphs in UFC competition. The 32-year-old Kings MMA representative has been active thus far in 2020, posting decision triumphs over Jamall Emmers, Irwin Rivera and Omar Morales.

Krause-Simmons, meanwhile, has been victorious in seven of his nine career professional outings. He is currently on a three-fight finishing streak on the regional circuit.

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