UFC Vegas 25 noticed Cub Swanson’s two struggle get streak snapped in quick buy when Giga Chikadze strike “Killer” Cub with a killer liver kick a minute into their bout (watch the highlights here). It is Chikadze’s largest acquire and a sign the Georgian fighter is destined for best 10 ranking. But Giga didn’t let that large minute cease him from being all class with his opponent.
Cameras caught Chikadze’s brutal body kick from all angles, and they also caught Chikadze afterward exhibiting respect to Swanson. Almost nothing requires away the sting of a quick 1:04 defeat, but it surely aids when the dude who beats you isn’t a jerk.
“He couldn’t have been any additional respectful right after,” Swanson wrote on Twitter. “I seriously recognize that. Very good luck on the future just one.”
The get places Chikadze on an 8 battle get streak (6 in a row in the UFC) and is also Giga’s 2nd initially round finish. As for Cub, he drops to 27-12 and 2-5 in excess of his final seven. Don’t rely him out nevertheless — all those losses appear to killers like Brian Ortega, Frankie Edgar, and now giga Chikadze.
The decline may have put the brakes on Swanson re-emerging as a contender at featherweight, but it is just the next time he’s been completed with strikes. We’re normally searching forward to a “Killer Cub” struggle, so ideally he’ll get the likelihood to bounce back shortly.