May 31, 2020, 11:10
AKIPRESS.COM - Katlyn Chookagian came up short in her bid to win the UFC flyweight title against Valentina Shevchenko but she certainly made the most of her opportunity against the champion's older sister. At UFC on ESPN 9, Chookagian dominated Antonina Shevchenko from bell-to-bell with a completely lopsided unanimous decision victory over three rounds. When it was over, all three judges scored the fight 30-25 for Chookagian.
Known best as a striker, Chookagian surprised Shevchenko early with an immediate takedown in the opening round and then transitioning to take the back where she began looking for a rear naked choke. Chookagian stayed in that same position for almost the entirety of the round as she punished Shevchenko on the mat.