The Georgian fighter with kickboxing roots confirmed off his striking prowess through the fight with Simmons but it was a body kick followed by a head kick just seconds later on that aided him gain his very first knockout within the octagon. The formal stoppage came at 3:51 in the very first spherical.
“I’ve been ready for this for a prolonged, long time,” Chikadze stated just after picking up his fifth straight earn in the UFC. “I’m just experiencing this second. That is what’s up. Which is a ‘Giga’ a single.”
Knowing that Chikadze had quite gifted fingers and toes, Simmons squandered no time seeking to shut the distance when doing the job for a takedown as soon as the action got started. Chikadze was slick adequate to fight out of the clinch all through every try and at distance his putting was just fatal.
Chikadze was methodical with his mixtures in order to time the pictures he was landing but a kick to the physique assisted him set up the end.
Just right after that shot landed, Chikadze uncorked the head kick that bounced off Simmons’ head and the replay sounded like a bat connecting with a baseball currently being thrown at 95 miles-for every-hour. The finish final result was Simmons crashing to the canvas with Chikadze delivering a couple far more pictures on the ground just before referee Herb Dean stopped the combat.
Next the earn, Chikadze pleaded his scenario for a struggle on the future card on Dec. 5 the place he hopes to deal with a true UFC veteran.
“Maybe Jeremy Stephens is the male to move in front of me in December,” Chikadze stated. “Let’s go.”