An exciting featherweight matchup between No.8 Giga Chikadze and No.12 Sodiq Yusuff will take place at a UFC: Sandhagen vs Yadong on September 17, 2022. The UFC announced the bout on the broadcast during Saturday night’s UFC Vegas 58 card that was headlined by lightweight contenders Rafael Dos Anjos and Rafael Fiziev.
Yusuff, 29, from Lagos, Nigeria, is 12-2 as a pro and 5-1 in the UFC with two finishes, both of them coming by way of knockout. His only loss in the UFC to date was by unanimous decision to current UFC featherweight contender Arnold Allen, on April 10, 2021. He is coming off a very impressive victory over veteran Alex Caceres in March at UFC Fight Night: Santos vs Ankalaev, and will look to make it two wins in a row when he takes on Chikadze.
Chikadze, 33, from Tbilisi, Georgia, is 14-3 as a pro and 7-1 in the UFC with three finishes, all of them by knockout. He is coming off of a five-round unanimous decision loss to Calvin Kattar in their Fight Night main event earlier this year. Chikadze will look to get back to his winning ways against Yusuff.
UFC Fight Night: Sandhagen vs Yadong Fight Card
Headlining the September Fight Night card will be UFC bantamweight contenders No.4 Cory Sandhagen and No.10 Song Yadong. This event does not currently have a venue or a location yet.
With this addition, the lineup for this Fight Night* now includes:
- Cory Sandhagen vs Song Yadong – Bantamweight
- Giga Chikadze vs Sodiq Yusuff – Featherweight
- Gregory Rodrigues vs Chidi Njokuani – Middleweight
- Andre Fili vs Lando Vannata – Featherweight
- Melissa Gatto vs Gillian Robertson – Women’s Flyweight
- Sijara Eubanks vs Maryna Moroz – Women’s Flyweight
- Damon Jackson vs Pat Sabatini – Featherweight
- Tanner Boser vs Rodrigo Nascimento- Heavyweight
- Trevin Giles vs Louis Cosce – Welterweight
- Loma Lookboonmee vs Diana Belbita – Women’s Strawweight
- Trey Ogden vs Daniel Zellhuber – Lightweight
- Nikolas Motta vs Cameron VanCamp -Lightweight
*This is not an official bout order
What are your predictions for this matchup? Who gets the win – Giga Chikadze or Sodiq Yusuff?