Giga Chikadze vs. Sodiq Yusuff added to UFC Fight Night on Sept. 17

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Giga Chikadze has an opponent and date for his return to the cage.

The UFC featherweight contender has been booked to take on Sodiq Yusuff at a UFC Fight Night set to go down on Sept. 17. The location for the event hast yet to be announced.

The news of the matchup was announced by the promotion during Saturday’s UFC on ESPN 39 broadcast.

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Chikadze (14-3 MMA, 7-1 UFC) is coming off his first professinal loss in the UFC. He last fought at UFC on ESPN 32 in January when he lost a unanimous decision to Calvin Kattar in the main event of the card. Prior to the loss, the 33-year-old was on a nine-fight winning streak, which included notable names such as Edson Barboza and Cub Swanson.

Yusuff (12-2 MMA, 5-1 UFC) recently got back to his wining ways, defeating veteran Alex Caceres in a decision back in March to bouce back from a loss to Arnold Allen in April 2021.

The latest lineup for UFC Fight Night on Sept. 17 now includes:

  • Cory Sandhagen vs. Song Yadong

  • Giga Chikadze vs. Sodiq Yusuff

  • Chidi Njokuani vs. Gregory Rodrigues

  • Andre Fili vs. Lando Vannata

  • Sijara Eubanks vs. Maryna Moroz

  • Tanner Boser vs. Rodrigo Nascimento

  • Trey Ogden vs. Daniel Zellhuber

  • Nikolas Motta vs. Cameron VanCamp

  • Louis Cosce vs. Trevin Giles

  • Damon Jackson vs. Pat Sabatini

  • Diana Belbita vs. Loma Lookboonmee

  • Melissa Gatto vs. Gillian Robertson