Giga Chikadze claims he’s been offered a main event spot against Yair Rodriguez at UFC on ESPN 26 following Max Holloway’s withdrawal. Chikadze (13-2 MMA, 6-0 UFC) said he accepted immediately, and he’s ready to fight in four weeks’ time at the July 17 event at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. His concern, however, is that Rodriguez (12-2 MMA, 8-1 UFC) won’t oblige. It was originally reported that the UFC intended to reschedule Rodriguez vs. Holloway for a later date, but with Chikadze saying he’s been offered the fight, that’s apparently not the case. Nothing is set in stone, though, and Chikadze said he’s currently waiting for an official answer on what’s to come.
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