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Tale of the tape for Irwin Rivera vs. Giga Chikadze [UPDATED]

Giga Chikadze was set to face Mike Davis in a featherweight preliminary bout at UFC on ESPN on May 16th. Irwin Rivera has now replaced Davis. We break down the odds.

Giga Chikadze of Georgia punches Jamall Emmers in their featherweight fight during the UFC 248 event at T-Mobile Arena on March 07, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC


UPDATE: Irwin Rivera has replaced Mike Davis in facing Giga Chikadze. The fight will mark Rivera’s UFC debut after fighting for Titan FC in 2019. Rivera was the promotion’s bantamweight champion. We’ll update odds as soon as they’re available.

On the undercard of UFC Fight Night Overeem vs. Harris in Jacksonville on May 16th, Mike Davis takes on Giga Chikadze in a featherweight matchup as part of the undercard.

Davis is 8-2 as an MMA professional, and 1-1 in a UFC octagon. His last fight was a late third round knockout of Thomas Gifford, and he’s a stand-up specialist: 86% of his winning fights end via non-submission stoppage.

Chikadze is 9-2 as a cage fighter, and 2-0 via a pair of split decisions in his UFC career. He was just fighting on March 7th of this year, giving him one of the shortest turnarounds you’ll see in the promotion. Throughout his career he’s been known as a puncher, so this fight might be unlikely to be his third-straight decision.

Here are the betting odds at DraftKings Sportsbook for Mike Davis vs. Giga Chikadze at UFC on ESPN on May 16th:

Money line odds

Mike Davis: -167 to -225 on Friday AM
Giga Chikadze: +122 to +175 on Friday AM

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