Bill Algeo explains his Giga Chikadze beef and callout after UFC on ESPN 32

LAS VEGAS – Bill Algeo beat Joanderson Brito with a unanimous decision Saturday to open the main card at UFC on ESPN 32 in Las Vegas.

Take a look inside the fight with Algeo, who has alternated wins and losses for seven fights.

Algeo on the fight’s key moment

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JANUARY 15: (L-R) Bill Algeo punches Joanderson Brito of Brazil in their featherweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on January 15, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

“It’s exactly how I saw it going. I knew he’d be dangerous in the beginning. I knew he was going to try to wrestle. I knew he’d throw big hooks just to try to get to my legs. That’s what we prepared for, that’s what I was ready for, and I executed. I would’ve liked the finish, but I can’t complain.”

Algeo on his beef with Giga Chikadze

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JANUARY 15: (L-R) Joanderson Brito of Brazil punches Bill Algeo in their featherweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on January 15, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

“I know this is Giga’s card – until (Calvin) Kattar knocks him out. I know he’s going to have a lot of fans here. It’s always fun to play the heel, and I want that fight – whatever it takes to get it.

“… I just don’t like that dude. It’s nothing against the country of Georgia. I just don’t like him, personally. I’ve met him. I had an experience with him. I’ve been calling him out this week. We saw him at weigh-ins and he was just eyeing me up, all crazy, mad-dogging me. I gave him a wink and a smile. I know he knows who I am. He’s going to keep playing it up like he doesn’t, but not he can’t avoid me. I think I’ll get what I want.”

Algeo on what he wants next

“(I want to fight) two, three, four – whatever it takes. I’m really just shooting for (Chikadze). I understand he’s got a (ranking) number to his name and I don’t, so maybe that one doesn’t happen next. But I’ll keep plugging away until that does happen. I was supposed to fight (Makwan) Amirkhani last year, but I had an injury, so that didn’t happen. But I’m down for that fight, too.”

To hear more from Algeo, check out the video of the full post-fight interview above.

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