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UFC 248: Giga Chikadze replaces Movsar Evloev, faces Jamall Emmers

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UFC 248: Giga Chikadze replaces Movsar Evloev, faces Jamall Emmers

By: Nolan King and John Morgan | February 26, 2020 8:30 pm Jamall Emmers accepted a UFC 248 opportunity on short notice. Now, he won’t be the only one with less than a full training camp competing in the matchup. Emmers’ original opponent, Movsar Evloev is off the card for unknown reasons. However, Giga Chikadze…

UFC 248: Giga Chikadze replaces Movsar Evloev, faces Jamall Emmers

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Jamall Emmers current a UFC 248 quite a lot of on short scrutinize. Now, he gained’t be the handiest one with not up to a beefy coaching camp competing in the matchup.

Emmers’ fashioned opponent, Movsar Evloev is off the card for unknown causes. Nevertheless, Giga Chikadze has stepped in on short scrutinize to fight Emmers (17-4 MMA, 0-0 UFC)

Two folk with records of the field urged MMA Junkie of the targeted bout Wednesday. The folk requested to dwell anonymous as the promotion has yet to form an official announcement.

UFC 248 takes hassle March 7 at T-Cellular Arena in Las Vegas. The principle card airs on pay-per-scrutinize following prelims on ESPN and early prelims on UFC Strive against Pass/ESPN+.

Emmers, 30, competed for bigger than a dozen regional promotions en path to the UFC. In 2016, Emmers appeared on an episode of “Dana White: Lookin’ for a Strive against” and impressed the UFC president despite placing forth a losing effort.

After losing on Dana White’s Contender Series in 2018, Emmers went encourage to the regional scene. Over the span of his next four fights, he performed all four of his opponents, including UFC susceptible Jay Cucciniello.

As for Chikadze (8-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC), the Georgian fighter has gained three straight bouts, including his UFC debut over Brandon Davis in September. Chikadze became presupposed to compete at Saturday’s UFC on ESPN+ 27 card in Norfolk, Va., but his opponent Mike Davis withdrew from the card and no replacement became sought.

With the switch, the most modern UFC 248 lineup entails:

MAIN CARD (Pay-per-scrutinize, 10 p.m. ET)

  • Champ Israel Adesanya vs. Yoel Romero – for middleweight title
  • Champ Zhang Weili vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk – for strawweight title
  • Li Jingliang vs. Neil Magny
  • Sean O’Malley vs. Jose Quinonez
  • Derek Brunson vs. Edmen Shahbazyan


  • Danaa Batgerel vs. Guido Cannetti
  • Gerald Meerschaert vs. Deron Winn
  • Polyana Viana vs. Emily Whitmire
  • Giga Chikadze vs. Jamall Emmers


  • Saparbek Safarov vs. Rodolfo Vieira
  • Austin Hubbard vs. Heed Madsen
  • Beneil Dariush vs. Drakkar Klose
  • Max Griffin vs. Alex Oliveira

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