UFC Vegas 35: Barboza vs. Chikadze

UFC Vegas 36: ‘Brunson vs Till’ | 6th Round Post-Fight Show
UFC Vegas 36: ‘Brunson vs Till’ | 6th Round Post-Fight Show
Bloody Elbow fight experts, Zane Simon & Eddie Mercado, are here tonight – Saturday, September 4th., 2021, to breakdown the UFC Vegas 36: ‘Derek Brunson vs. Darren Till’ event, which was broadcast from the cozy confines of the Apex Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Your 6th Round Hosts for Tonight’s ShowJune M. Williams The guys […]
Gerald Meerschaert: Slow as molasses, still kicking asses
Gerald Meerschaert: Slow as molasses, still kicking asses
Gerald Meerschaert closed as the biggest underdog on last weekend’s UFC Vegas 35/TUF Finale card. Most sportsbooks had him at about four-to-one odds to beat the Money Team’s Makhmud Muradov, some as steep as six-to-one. And there was sound reasoning to back up those lines. Muradov was on a 14-fight win streak; Meerschart was 8-6 […]
UFC fighter rankings: Chikadze creeping up featherweight list, Maia out
UFC fighter rankings: Chikadze creeping up featherweight list, Maia out
It was a good night for Giga Chikadze at UFC Vegas 35 last Saturday. The Georgian fighter moved his UFC record to 7-0 with the biggest win of his career, stopping Edson Barboza via TKO in the third round of their main event fight. That allowed him to move further up in the 145-pound rankings, […]
Ninja Sh!t: Breaking down Giga Chikadze’s surprising submission chain against Edson Barboza
Ninja Sh!t: Breaking down Giga Chikadze’s surprising submission chain against Edson Barboza
Giga Chikadze headlined his first UFC event this past weekend, and that’s where the Georgian kickboxer notched the biggest win of his MMA career. He scored an impressive third round finish against Edson Barboza, which not only improved his record to 7-0 in the UFC, it also moved him higher in the featherweight top 10 […]
UFC Vegas 35/Paul vs. Woodley Edition: Best of the C’Mon Now MMA Podcast – 71
UFC Vegas 35/Paul vs. Woodley Edition: Best of the C’Mon Now MMA Podcast – 71
Our compilation show is a deep dive with host, Trent Reinsmith, into the bigger news and goings on in MMA, both inside and outside the cage; presented with a critical, unbiased eye. C’Mon Now Podcast HostJune M. Williams Here is some detail on what’s going on here… the “regular” ‘C’mon Now MMA Podcast’ is a […]
UFC Vegas 35 medical suspensions: Daniel Rodriguez among six fighters facing six-month suspensions
UFC Vegas 35 medical suspensions: Daniel Rodriguez among six fighters facing six-month suspensions
Daniel Rodriguez defeated Kevin Lee and earned a top fifteen ranking in the welterweight division, but it may have come at a price. Rodriguez is one of six fighters from UFC Vegas 35 now facing a significant amount of time away from the Octagon following the release of medical suspensions by the Nevada State Athletic […]
Rafael Cordeiro proud of Giga Chikadze’s evolution: ‘You can’t doubt him anymore’
Rafael Cordeiro proud of Giga Chikadze’s evolution: ‘You can’t doubt him anymore’
Kings MMA head coach Rafael Cordeiro hopes to make another one of his pupils a UFC champion. After taking Fabricio Werdum and Rafael dos Anjos all the way to the belt, the legenday trainer now hopes to do the same to featherweight contender Giga Chikadze. Following Chikadze’s impressive win over Edson Barboza at UFC Vegas […]
The Mookie & Crookie Show 136: Rose-Zhang 2, Kevin Lee’s future, Paul-Woodley rewind, UFC Vegas 35 recap
The Mookie & Crookie Show 136: Rose-Zhang 2, Kevin Lee’s future, Paul-Woodley rewind, UFC Vegas 35 recap
Welcome to ‘The Mookie & Crookie Show’, a spinoff of ‘The Level Change Podcast’ that goes a little more in-depth on major combat sports news, as well as takes a humorous look at the crazy world of combat sports social media. The show is hosted by Mookie Alexander and Stephie Haynes and airs every Tuesday. […]
Haters ‘can burn in hell’ – Kevin Lee sends scathing message after UFC Vegas 35 loss
Haters ‘can burn in hell’ – Kevin Lee sends scathing message after UFC Vegas 35 loss
Things didn’t go as planned for Kevin Lee on Saturday at UFC Vegas 35. “The Motown Phenom” lost via unanimous decision to Daniel Rodriguez in his welterweight return and is now looking at a two-fight losing streak. But the 28-year-old competitor isn’t letting this loss pull him down. He is, in fact, still satisfied with […]
UFC Vegas 35 Reactions & UFC Vegas 36 Picks | Care/Don’t Care Podcast
UFC Vegas 35 Reactions & UFC Vegas 36 Picks | Care/Don’t Care Podcast
It’s time for another one of our infamous and patented Care/Don’t Care Podcasts, with your talent: the astounding Eugene S. Robinson of ozy.com and author of “Fight: Everything You Wanted to Know About Ass-Kicking but Were Afraid You’d Get Your Ass Kicked for Asking” and host of the ‘Ozy Confidential’ Podcast, the ‘Eugene S. Robinson […]
Giga Chikadze expects higher ranking at featherweight: ‘I want to see myself top-five next week’
Giga Chikadze expects higher ranking at featherweight: ‘I want to see myself top-five next week’
Giga Chikadze believes he has earned a higher ranking in the featherweight division and expects to see a new number next to his name on Monday morning. Chikadze earned his third consecutive technical knockout win, this time over a man he considered an “absolute legend” in Edson Barboza during the main event of UFC Vegas […]
UFC Vegas 35: Barboza vs. Chikadze – Unofficial Awards
UFC Vegas 35: Barboza vs. Chikadze – Unofficial Awards
Uncle Dana probably thinks I’m going to eat my words about TUF, given both of the crowning TUF matches were fun scraps (at least he would think that if he knew I existed), but I’m not backing off. I still think TUF should have been left in the graveyard after the UFC transitioned over to […]
UFC Vegas 35: Barboza vs. Chikadze – Fights to make
UFC Vegas 35: Barboza vs. Chikadze – Fights to make
As expected, the main event for UFC Vegas 35 absolutely delivered. The fact that the TUF Finale bouts also turned into action battles was a nice bonus, the whole card provided a solid night of action from top to bottom—with only a couple of less thrilling bouts down on the prelims. So, is Giga Chikadze […]
Giga Chikadze calls out Max Holloway after UFC Vegas 35 main event win over Barboza
Giga Chikadze calls out Max Holloway after UFC Vegas 35 main event win over Barboza
Number ten-ranked featherweight contender Giga Chikadze continues to make huge waves in the UFC. On Saturday night at UFC Vegas 35, he scored what could be the most significant victory in his career by stopping Edson Barboza via third-round TKO. Now, Chikadze wants what he feels is owed to him. During his Octagon interview with […]
UFC Vegas 35: Barboza vs. Chikadze – Winners and Losers
UFC Vegas 35: Barboza vs. Chikadze – Winners and Losers
Heading into the main event of UFC Vegas 35, the big question was if Giga Chikadze was ready to face one of the most talented strikers in the UFC in Edson Barboza. Chikadze answered that question with a resounding, “yes.” In a fight that was edge of the seat tense, thanks to the striking ability […]
UFC Vegas 35: ‘Barboza vs Chikadze’ – TUF 29 Finale | 6th Round Post-Fight Show
UFC Vegas 35: ‘Barboza vs Chikadze’ – TUF 29 Finale | 6th Round Post-Fight Show
Bloody Elbow fight experts, Zane Simon & Eddie Mercado, are here tonight – Saturday, August 28th., 2021, to breakdown the UFC Vegas 35: ‘Edson Barboza vs. Giga Chikadze’ & TUF 29’Finale’ event, which was broadcast from the cozy confines of the Apex Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Your 6th Round Hosts for Tonight’s ShowJune M. […]
UFC Vegas 35 video highlights: Giga Chikadze TKOs Edson Barboza
UFC Vegas 35 video highlights: Giga Chikadze TKOs Edson Barboza
The UFC Vegas 35 main event was the setting where the company’s #10 rated featherweight, Giga Chikadze, took out the #9 rated, Edson Barboza, in the third round. The bulk of this fight took place on the feet, until it was almost over. After some back and forth across the first-two frames, Giga unloaded a […]
UFC Vegas 35 post-fight bonuses: Giga Chikadze, Abdul Razak Alhassan get big finishes
UFC Vegas 35 post-fight bonuses: Giga Chikadze, Abdul Razak Alhassan get big finishes
UFC Vegas 35: Barboza vs. Chikadze was a fun night of fights. The featherweight headliner between two of the most elite strikers in the division resulted in a highlight-reel knockout. The return of the Ultimate Fighter saw two new names join the exclusive club of show winners. Related UFC VEGAS 35: BARBOZA VS CHIKADZE | […]
Results and video: Giga Chikadze stops Edson Barboza with strikes in UFC Vegas 35 main event
Results and video: Giga Chikadze stops Edson Barboza with strikes in UFC Vegas 35 main event
The UFC Vegas 35 event just concluded after a six-bout main card, all capped off with the promotion’s #10 rated featherweight, Giga Chikadze, stopping the #9 rated, Edson Barboza, with a barrage of blows in the third round. The fight was close up until the third, and that’s when Giga stormed the castle of the […]
UFC Vegas 35: Pros react to Giga Chikadze’s thrilling TKO of Edson Barboza
UFC Vegas 35: Pros react to Giga Chikadze’s thrilling TKO of Edson Barboza
In a battle between two of the best strikers in the UFC, the younger man got the job done in the third round of UFC Vegas 35. Against Edson Barboza, Giga Chikadze showed not only powerful kicks, but quick hands and even a surprising ground game to get the job done via TKO. On Twitter, […]
UFC Vegas 35: Barboza vs. Chikadze post-fight press conference live stream
UFC Vegas 35: Barboza vs. Chikadze post-fight press conference live stream
Join us here at BloodyElbow.com around 1:15 AM ET/10:15 PM PT for a live stream of the UFC Vegas 35: Barboza vs. Chikadze post-fight press conference, live from Las Vegas, Nevada. You can catch the video above, and since Bloody Elbow has the best comments section of any sports site, you should stick around here […]
UFC Vegas 35 prelims results & video: Abdul Razak Alhassan quickly head kick KO’s Alessio Di Chirico
UFC Vegas 35 prelims results & video: Abdul Razak Alhassan quickly head kick KO’s Alessio Di Chirico
The UFC Vegas 35 preliminary card just finished up with a boom as Abdul Razak Alhassan landed a walk off head kick on Alessio Di Chirico — just 17-seconds into the fight. As soon as the match started, Alhassan walked right up to his opponent and kicked him square in the face. Di Chirico instantly […]
UFC Vegas 35: Barboza vs. Chikadze live results, discussion, play by play
UFC Vegas 35: Barboza vs. Chikadze live results, discussion, play by play
Join us today (Aug. 28) on Bloody Elbow for live results, discussion, round scoring, and full play-by-play (main event) as UFC Vegas 35 goes down at the APEX facility. The headliner of the card is a featherweight bout between strikers Edson Barboza and Giga Chikadze in what should be a truly outstanding fight. You have […]
UFC Vegas 35 betting odds: Giga Chikadze falls to underdog against Edson Barboza
UFC Vegas 35 betting odds: Giga Chikadze falls to underdog against Edson Barboza
It’s fight day for UFC Vegas 35, which is happening tonight from the company’s familiar APEX facility in Las Vegas, Nevada. We’ve got quite the banger of a main event here! Longtime ranked striking ace, Edson Barboza, is scheduled to scrap for 25-minutes with surging standup aficionado, Giga Chikadze. Bloody Elbow is here to provide […]
Edson Barboza on third UFC main event: 11 years in, ‘I’m still good entertainment’
Edson Barboza on third UFC main event: 11 years in, ‘I’m still good entertainment’
Even after being in the UFC for 11 years, muay thai specialist Edson Barboza is happy to see that he is still a draw. Just one day away from his third headliner spot in the promotion, the Brazilian is thrilled to take on fellow striking specialist Giga Chikadze in the main bout of the evening […]
UFC Vegas 35: Barboza vs. Chikadze staff picks and predictions
UFC Vegas 35: Barboza vs. Chikadze staff picks and predictions
The Bloody Elbow team has made its predictions for UFC Vegas 35, and only Stephie Haynes is going with Giga Chikadze to beat Edson Barboza in what is undoubtedly a firefight of a main event. We also lean towards Kevin Lee over Daniel Rodriguez in a fight that may be a bit trickier to predict […]
The Level Change Podcast 138: TUF 29 finale, Miocic snub, Maia and Rivera released
The Level Change Podcast 138: TUF 29 finale, Miocic snub, Maia and Rivera released
Welcome to the The Level Change Podcast, our combat sports themed variety show hosted by Stephie Haynes, Mookie Alexander and Victor Rodriguez, featuring the news of the week, fight card breakdowns and analysis, a roundup of regional promotions’ cards and fights, and whatever else we decide is important enough or entertaining enough to bring to […]
UFC Vegas 35 Preview: Elite strikers collide in featherweight main event
UFC Vegas 35 Preview: Elite strikers collide in featherweight main event
If there was ever a mixed bag of fights on a card, UFC Vegas 35 is a prime example. It’s hard to find a Fight Night main event that can produce more anticipated excitement than Edson Barboza and Giga Chikadze. Plus, Kevin Lee’s return from a long injury layoff comes with a high level of […]
UFC Vegas 35 weigh-in stream results: Barboza and Chikadze on weight
UFC Vegas 35 weigh-in stream results: Barboza and Chikadze on weight
A day before this weekend’s biggest fight, the UFC has another offering from their APEX facility. Their event includes a match-up of featherweights itching to get into the title picture at 145 lbs and the final bouts for this season of The Ultimate Fighter. The main event sees promotional mainstay Edson Barboza take on the […]
UFC Vegas 35 Preview: Can Di Chirico build off his spectacular head kick KO?
UFC Vegas 35 Preview: Can Di Chirico build off his spectacular head kick KO?
A reasonable argument could be made the prelims of UFC Vegas 35 are just as strong as that of the main card on the whole. While I would disagree with that assessment in the end, the fact an argument could be made is an indication the prelims are either awesome or the main card kind […]