Pros react after Giga Chikadze TKO’s Cub Swanson at UFC Vegas 25

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A featherweight bout featuring fan favorite Cub Swanson taking on Giga Chikadze served as the co-headliner of tonight’s UFC Vegas 25 event.

Swanson (27-12 MMA) had entered the matchup on a two-fight win streak, his latest being a knockout win over Daniel Pineda at UFC 256. With that said, ‘Killer Cub’ had gone just 2-4 over his past six Octagon appearances overall prior to tonight’s contest.

As for Giga Chikadze (13-2 MMA), the Georgian standout entered UFC Vegas 25 on a seven-fight win streak, his most recent being a TKO victory over Jamey Simmons. The 32-year-old had gone a perfect 5-0 inside of the Octagon since joining the UFC ranks in September of 2019.

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Tonight’s UFC Vegas 25 co-main event proved to be a short contest. After an early flurry from Cub Swanson, Giga Chikadze calmly circled out of the pocket and proceeded to land a fight-ending liver kick. The impressive finish marked the Georgian’s eighth victory in a row.

Official UFC Vegas 25 Result: Giga Chikadze def. Cub Swanson via TKO at 1:03 of Round 1

Check out how the pros reacted to Chikadze defeating Swanson below:

Post-fight reactions to Giga Chikadze stopping Cub Swanson in round one:

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