A jab to the head caught Mauceri's attention then a left kick to the body landed square on Mauceri's liver and dropped him to the canvas. About a minute into his game of marching Chikadze down, Mauceri was caught with a high kick which staggered him backwards and opened him up for a barrage. It would be the fight of the year.”. In an exclusive interview, he tells us about how COVID-19 affected the UFC, how he lives and what plans he has for the future. Giga Chikadze is well known for his unorthodox and highly effective kicking game, a product of training in Goju Ryu karate as a youth and then later learning what he calls “Brazilian Muay Thai” from super-coach Rafael Cordeiro. Watch Adesanya vs Costa highlights from UFC 253. BE SURE TO WATCH ‘UFC 248 - ‘ADESANYA VS. ROMERO & JOANNA VS. WEILI’. The atmosphere quickly turned from disappointment to jubilation and the celebrations began. GLORY debutant Mauceri comes from a more orthodox Muay Thai background (although his first sport was actually gymnastics, where he nearly made the US Olympic team). Chikadze (8-2) has been involved in martial arts since he was a young child and started training karate at the age of four.

I believe that Emmers’ kicks are better than Mike’s and he is also better on the ground. It's a sound plan on paper, but it failed to account for Chikadze being able to throw all kinds of attacks at all kinds of distance, from all kinds of angles. It is moving slow, he hasn’t said if he wants the fight.

It is also the home of 2X UFC Hall of Fame Champion. Georgian-born Giga Chikadze made his way to the U.S. with aspirations to follow his dream of becoming a UFC fighter. His camp had began back in November so he wanted to ensure that all of the hard work and sacrifices made during the holiday season wouldn’t go to waste. He wants to test the skills against the Brazilian and believes it would be a fantastic fight for the fans. It is moving slow, he hasn’t said if he wants the fight. Do You Possess It? “I’m currently trying to find a perfect balance between karate and kickboxing to implement in my MMA contests. “The next morning when I woke up, something had changed. How does Rivera match up with Chikadze: Chikadze on paper is a better striker as he is a four time World Champ in Karate and Kickboxing also known for his time in Glory. But then according to the 31-year-old, Davis blocked him on social media after those sessions. When taking him out of the maternity hospital, his father said that there was born a karate world champion. Chikadze isn’t concerned about getting a new adversary on such short notice at all. Debuts don’t get much more impressive than the one Giga Chikadze made at GLORY 21 SAN DIEGO.