25-Year-Old UFC Welterweight 15-1-1
February 3, 2018 Luan Chagas News
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Chagas (foot) will face off against Siyar Bahadurzada on April 21 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, Guilherme Cruz of MMAFighting.com reports.
Chagas was unable to compete against Niko Price during their scheduled fight in October at UFC Sao Paulo because of a foot fracture that he sustained during training camp. Prior to that misfortune, he defeated Jim Wallhead via submission (rear-naked choke) in June to earn his first win in the promotion. Bahadurzada comes in having topped Rob Wilkinson during his previous bout in September, which marked his first fight since March of 2016.
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Fantasy AnalysisChagas sustained a foot fracture during training camp and has been forced to withdraw from his welterweight matchup with Niko Price. The Brazilian announced on his social media that surgery has already been set for next week. As of Sunday, a replacement for the fight has not been found.
Fantasy AnalysisChagas' UFC career started poorly with a draw followed by a loss and a fractured fibula. However, he landed his first win in June over Jim Wallhead (read-naked choke) and is looking to add to it. In those three outings, "Tarzan" did manage to keep a 100 percent takedown defense. At age 24, he has a 15-2-1 record (1-1-1 UFC) with nine submission wins and has yet to go the distance in his career.
Fantasy AnalysisEasy work. Chagas, who turns 24 years old next week, bounced back nicely from a September loss to Erick Silva. He flattened the overmatched Wallhead with a hook late in Round 2 before clamping on the rear-naked choke that ended the fight. The victory was the sixth submission win over Chagas' career.
Fantasy AnalysisChagas, who has a 14-2-1 record as a fighter, is making his third appearance in the Octagon while Wallhead (29-10) is still looking for his first UFC victory. The fight is now the 11th bout on the night.
Fantasy AnalysisChagas fell to 0-1-1 with Saturday night's loss. He began his professional career by rattling off 14 straight victories, but will need to be cleared by a doctor if the Brazilian intends to pursue his first UFC win within the next six months.
Fantasy AnalysisIt was a back and forth fight, and one in which Chagas appeared to be getting the better of after Round 1. He dropped Silva with a pretty left hook early in the first frame, but he struggled for the rest of the round. Chagas showed considerable improvement in Round 2, but he was unable to survive Silva's big push in Round 3. Chagas is young enough (23) that this loss isn't going to impact him over the long term, but he needs to figure out a way to win a fight at the highest level. He is now 0-1-1 in the UFC.