UFC: Nigeria’s Yusuff to face Chikadze in octagon return

Nigerian mixed martial artist, Sodiq Yusuff will return to the octagon against Giga Chikadze in the co-main event of UF fight night on September 17.

Yusuff last fought in March when he defeated veteran Alex Caceres to bounce back from his first UFC loss against Arnold Allen in April 2021.

The 29-year-old Lagos-born fighter has a 12-2 MMA record, including five wins and a loss in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

He is currently ranked 12th in the featherweight division and a win over his 8th-ranked opponent will likely propel him into the top 10 of the rankings.

Chikadze meanwhile is also coming off his first professional loss in the UFC in January when he lost to Calvin Kattar.

Prior to the loss, the 33-year-old Georgian was on a nine-fight win streak.

Overall, he has a record of 14 wins and three losses in MMA, including 7-1 in the UFC. (Channels TV)

•PHOTO: Sodiq Yusuff and Giga Chikadze