In the only women’s main card bout of UFC Fight Island 6, #1 Katlyn Chookagian will take on #2 Jessica Andrade in a flyweight fight live from Fight Island in Abu Dhabi and available on ESPN+.
Chookagian took down Antonina Shevchenko in her last bout, but lost to her sister and the current champion Valentina Shevchenko two fights ago. 7-3 in her UFC career, Chookagian averages 4.19 significant strikes per minute, connecting on 35 percent of her throws. She defends 62 percent of her opponent’ strikes yet still take 4.2 per minute.
Chookagian has already fought twice this year, and has defeated #2 Jennifer Maia, #6 Joanne Calderwood, #11 Ashley Davis and several others in her route to being the second-best women’s flyweight in the world.
She’ll still be the underdog to Andrade though, who is coming off two back-to-back losses to current champion Zhang Weili and #1 Rose Namajunas, both at the strawweight level.
A former champion herself, Andrade will be moving up to flyweight as her #2 ranking is at strawweight. She’s 11-6 in the UFC, averaging 6.4 significant strikes per minute, Andrade is an aggressive fighter, taking 5.3 and defending 53 percent of punches thrown at her.
This will be a bout of two entertaining fighters and may prove to be one of the toughest fights to predict.
Here are the betting odds at DraftKings Sportsbook for Katlyn Chookagian vs. Jessica Andrade at UFC Fight Island 6 on October 17th.
Money line odds
Katlyn Chookagian: +130
Jessica Andrade: -159
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