Giga Chikadze out of UFC Vegas 60 co-main event; Sodiq Yusuff awaits new opponent


The upcoming UFC Vegas 60 card has taken a hit after Giga Chikadze was forced out of his upcoming co-main event fight against Sodiq Yusuff on Sept. 17.

Multiple people with knowledge of the shift confirmed the news to MMA Fighting on Wednesday following an initial report from MMA Junkie.

Details surrounding Chikadze’s withdrawal remain unknown, however the UFC continues to search for an opponent who could potentially take on Yusuff.

Chikadze appeared to rebound from his loss by unanimous decision to Calvin Kattar, in which he ended a nine-fight winning streak for the Georgian featherweight. It appears that he will have to wait longer before he can return to the ring after being dropped from the card.

As for Yusuff, the 29-year-old fighter will have to wait on word on a potential opponent as he looks to build on a win over Alex Caceres in his most recent appearance in March. Overall, Yusuff has gone 5-1 in the UFC with his only loss coming via decision to Arnold Allen.

The UFC Vegas 60 card will feature a bantamweight bout between Cory Sandhagen and Song Yadong.

Mike Heck helped to create this report.