This featherweight match between Giga Chikadze and Alex Caceres is one of the highlights of the upcoming UFC show in Singapore. After an absence of over 15 months, Chikadze returns to the octagon, while Caceres aims to crack the top 10 at featherweight.
Chikadze signed with the UFC in 2019, and he promptly won seven consecutive bouts in the featherweight category. He needed extra rest after his first top contender battle with Calvin Kattar did not go as planned. His current professional mixed martial arts record is 14-3.
Chikadze, at 6’0″ tall with a 74″ reach, poses significant challenges to any featherweight opponent. From the orthodox stance, he averages 4.05 significant strikes per minute in the UFC, while taking 3.35 significant strikes per minute. In addition, he has a takedown defense of 69%.
When it comes to the UFC’s roster, Caceres is among the most entertaining athletes to watch. The 35-year-old featherweight now holds a 21-13 professional MMA record with four TKO/KOs and seven submits, placing him in the fifteenth position. He first entered the UFC in 2010 after a successful run on The Ultimate Fighter.
Now facing what is likely his biggest challenge in years, “Bruce Leeroy” has won seven of his past eight bouts inside the octagon. With his career on the upswing, a huge victory this weekend in Singapore may rewrite his fighting legacy.
This matchup has the most intriguing technical aspects of any on the card. Caceres’s unorthodox approach tends to evolve a little with each fight, and Chikadze has some of the finest kicks we’ve seen.
Caceres’s victory over the talented Julian Erosa at the end of last year was another orthodox vs. southpaw duel. Both men, in this stance battle, will be able to focus on using their back hands and legs as major weapons, opening up opportunities for body kicks. But whether standing or moving, Chikadze will be able to deliver powerful kicks.
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Giga Chikadze vs Alex Caceres Fight Information
- Date: 08/26/2023
- Time: 09:25 AM ET
- Location: Singapore Indoor Stadium, Kallang, Singapore.
- How to Watch Giga Chikadze vs Alex Caceres: TNT Sports 3
- Live Stream: BT Sport.com