MMA Preview – Katlyn Chookagian vs Jessica Andrade at UFC Fight Island 6
KATLYN CHOOKAGIAN VS JESSICA ANDRADE FACTS
When is UFC Fight Island 6? Saturday 18th October, 2020 - 22:00 start (UK)
Where is UFC Fight Island 6? Flash Forum, Fight Island, Abu Dhabi (UAE)
Where can I get tickets for UFC Fight Island 6? No tickets are available as this event will take place without spectators
What channel is UFC Fight Island 6 on? BT Sport 2
Where can I stream UFC Fight Island 6? BT Sport subscribers can stream the fight online via the BT Sport website
For viewers in the United States, the event will be shown live on ESPN+ and you can sign up for access as part of a Disney Bundle here!
KATLYN CHOOKAGIAN VS JESSICA ANDRADE LOWDOWN
Katlyn Chookagian (14-3) makes her third appearance of the year and is coming off a brilliant unanimous decision win over Antonina Shevchenko. This came after clashing with her sister for the flyweight title where she got completely outclassed and eventually put her out of her misery getting finished in the champions crucifix. In fairness, there are not any flyweights on Valentina Shevchenko’s level right now.
She takes on the former strawweight champion, Jessica Andrade (20-8) who steps up a division after losing two on the bounce. After slamming Rose Namajunas through the floor to capture the title, she suffered a quick, brutal end in China with Weili Zhang knocking her out in the first round. She then met Namajunas for their rematch taking her to a split decision but with the paths to the title closed, she seeks a new clearer path to the flyweight title.
KATLYN CHOOKAGIAN VS JESSICA ANDRADE PREDICTION
Andrade is a former champion and held her own up in the bantamweight division so will be more than confident. She has all the power, but the range discrepancy is impossible to ignore. Chookagian will tower above Andrade with an eight-inch height, six-inch arm and seven-inch leg reach advantage.
Chookagian’s style will be all about picking off Andrade on the feet at the end of her range. So, unless Andrade catches Chookagian with a wild hayemaker, her only chance is take the fight to the floor. She has a lot of confidence in her hands, but head movement is not natural for her and the longer the fight stays on the feet, the more strikes Chookagian will tally up. She does not have the power to knock Andrade out clean but can land enough damage to earn the decision and pull off the upset.
Prediction: Chookagian via Decision