• Fri
    May 14
  • 2:00 am
    PHX
    POR
    -227
    190
  • 12:00 am
    CHI
    TOR
    -500
    375
  • 12:00 am
    MIN
    DEN
    195
    -250
  • 12:00 am
    MEM
    SAC
    -303
    240
  • Thu
    May 13
  • 11:30 pm
    NYK
    SAS
    -200
    170
  • 11:30 pm
    MIA
    PHI
    100
    -120
  • 11:30 pm
    ATL
    ORL
    -1111
    700
  • 11:00 pm
    IND
    MIL
    310
    -400
  • 11:00 pm
    CHA
    LAC
    260
    -345
  • FINAL
    LAL
    HOU
    -1250
    750
  • FINAL
    UTA
    POR
    -154
    130
  • FINAL
    COL
    LAK
    -333
    265
  • FINAL
    SJS
    VGK
    157
    -196
  • FINAL
    STL
    MIN
    -110
    -110
  • FINAL
    DAL
    NOP
    -500
    375
  • FINAL
    SEN
    TOR
    180
    -222
  • FINAL
    BKN
    SAS
    -189
    155
  • FINAL
    CLE
    BOS
    400
    -556
  • Wed
    May 12
  • FINAL
    ATL
    WAS
    -303
    230
  • FINAL
    MTL
    EDM
    -112
    -108
  • FINAL
    GSW
    PHX
    170
    -200
  • FINAL
    SAC
    OKC
    -556
    400
  • FINAL
    LAL
    NYK
    -227
    190

Giga Chikadze vs Cub Swanson Predictions

April 29, 2021

UFC
clock
10:00 PM ET May 1
UFC Vegas 25 - Giga Chikadze vs Cub Swanson
Chikadze
-160
Bet
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Giga Chikadze -160 vs Cub Swanson

Betting Pick: Chikadze -160

Fight is at 145 lbs and is -160 to end inside the distance. 

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Giga Chikadze is a high end striker that I have been a bit slow to believe was a real MMA prospect. Now that he has four UFC wins in four fights under his belt, I am starting to believe in him. He is truly elevating his MMA game. He has shown better wrestling know-how than I thought he would have entering the UFC. He has also shown an improvement in his hands. He always had a high end kicking game as a kickboxer, but is now boxing at the same level. He will be the more powerful and crisp striker and will come away winning essentially every striking exchange in this UFC Vegas 25 fight. 

✅ With wins and improvements come more difficult opponents. Cub Swanson is a step up in competition for Chikadze, but certainly not one above his station. While the ten-year UFC vet Swanson has won a couple of fights in a row, that was against a dip in level of competition. Swanson had a step up in competition in his previous four fights, and lost them all. Now after a couple of wins, that elevated competition returns, and Swanson will go back to losing, despite a sound and rounded skill set. In my opinion, we would have to go back to Swanson’s 2014 win over Jeremy Stephens to find a win against a fighter the current caliber of Chikadze.

✅ I do not expect to see grappling in this fight, but if we do, it will be Swanson trying to avoid striking that has not gone his way. What we will see is Chikadze gradually pull away and perhaps finish Swanson. With finish and decision wins equally probable, we will just attack the -160 flat line on Chikadze.  

Betting Pick: Chikadze -160

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TJ Calkins was raised in a gambling loving household. He knew how to handicap horse races and follow line movements well before his tenth birthday. While sports betting remained a passion into adulthood, poker and Daily Fantasy Sports also became passions and remain as such today.