Cub Swanson vs. Giga Chikadze – Preview & Matchup Analysis

Cub Swanson vs. Giga Chikadze fight preview

UFC on ESPN 23: Reyes vs. Prochazka is scheduled to take place on Saturday, May 1, 2021, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. In one of the matchups on the fight card, Cub Swanson will take on Giga Chikadze in the Featherweight Bout. You can view the full UFC on ESPN 23 card.

In this post, we will break down Cub Swanson vs. Giga Chikadze matchup. Let’s take look at the fighter’s ages, their height, records, reach, fight stats and more below ⤵

The 37-year-old, Cub Swanson is coming in with a 27-11-0 record. Swanson will be fighting for the first time since a win via KO/TKO against Daniel Pineda at UFC 256: Figueiredo vs. Moreno in December.

Chikadze, meanwhile, is coming off a KO/TKO win against Jamey Simmons on December 12, 2020 at UFC Fight Night: Santos vs. Teixeira and holds a 12-2-0 record.

Cub Swanson vs. Giga Chikadze
37
Age
32
5′ 8″
Height
6′ 0″
145 lbs.
Weight
145 lbs.
70″
Reach
74″
27-11-0
Record
12-2-0
Orthodox
Stance
Orthodox

Cub Swanson has an orthodox fighting stance with a 70″ reach. The 32-year-old, Giga Chikadze is an orthodox fighter with a 74″ reach. An orthodox fighter stands with their left side forward and jabs with their left hand, the southpaw fighter is the opposite, southpaw stands with their right side forward and jabs with their right hand. In most cases, orthodox fighters are right-handed, if you are left-handed, then you fight southpaw.

Cub Swanson:
→ Swanson’s striking accuracy is 50%.
→ Swanson lands 4.64 significant strikes per minute.
→ Swanson’s takedown accuracy is 51%.
→ Swanson’s takedown average is 1.09 per 15 minutes.
→ Swanson’s takedown defense is 60%.

Swanson comes in with 50% striking accuracy, typically landing about 4.64 significant strikes every minute. On the other side, Chikadze fires at 43% accuracy, landing about 3.45 significant strikes per minute. Cub Swanson also has a 51% takedown accuracy and on average gets around 1.09 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Chikadze’s 0.38 takedowns and 68% takedown accuracy.

Giga Chikadze:
→ Chikadze’s striking accuracy is 43%.
→ Chikadze lands 3.45 significant strikes per minute.
→ Chikadze’s takedown accuracy is 33%.
→ Chikadze’s takedown average is 0.38 per 15 minutes.
→ Chikadze’s takedown defense is 68%.

Giga spent on average 13:00 minutes in the Octagon and Cub has an average fight time of 12:16 minutes.

This looks like an exciting matchup, at least on paper. UFC on ESPN 23 is live in , who do you think will win, Cub or Giga? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC on ESPN 23: Reyes vs. Prochazka
Date
May 1, 2021
Location
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Matchup
Cub Swanson vs. Giga Chikadze

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