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@UFC Paris update: Katlyn Chookagian X2

Updated: Jul 20, 2022

Lucky seems Katlyn Chookagian, when you get pulled off of an event but then rebooked. That's what happened to Chookagian when the promotion pulled out @ UFC Paris and booked again a few weeks later.

After being off the card (Chookagian (18-4 MMA, 11-4 UFC) Fiorot (9-1 MMA, 4-0 UFC) granted her wish and Chookagian was rebooked to fight @ UFC Paris. . Which was to be held on September 3 at Acor Arena. Later, however, Chookagian was forced to step down and was replaced by Jessica Andrade.

But fate took a turn and after a few weeks Andrade had to withdraw from the event due to an injury. Subbing for Andrade is none other than one-time title challenger Katlyn Chookagian, who was Fiorot's original opponent before withdrawing for undisclosed reasons.

News of Andrade's withdrawal and Chokagyan's return was first reported by Jon Anek during last Saturday's UFC Long Island broadcast. ESPN later reported that according to Chookagian 's manager, a contract had been signed.

Chookagian (18-4) is the No. 1-ranked contender in the division and is currently riding a four-fight winning streak, including a Fight of the Night win over Amanda Ribas as well as decisions over Cynthia Calvillo, Jennifer Maia, and Vivian. Her last loss was to Jessica Andrade via first-round TKO in late 2020.

Fiorot (9-1) called out Katlyn Chookagian after her last win over Jennifer Maia in March. The French flyweight has been making a name for herself in the UFC, winning four straight since debuting with the promotion last year.

Chookagian is currently ranked No. 1 overall in the women's flyweight division. Fiorot is currently sitting at the #6 spot.

UFC Paris takes place on September 3, 2022 at the Accor Arena in Paris, France. UFC Paris is headlined by a heavyweight bout between Ciryl Gane and Tai Tuivasa.

The Fight Night event currently includes the following reported matchups:

  • Ciryl Gane vs. Tai Tuivasa

  • Marvin Vettori vs. Robert Whittaker

  • Katlyn Chookagian vs. Manon Fiorot

  • Joaquin Buckley vs. Nassourdine Imavov

  • Absupiyan Magomedov vs. Makhmud Muradov

  • Zarah Fairn vs. Ailin Perez

  • Alessio Di Chirico vs. Roman Kopylov

  • Nasrat Haqparast vs. John Makdessi

  • Joel Alvarez vs. Magomed Mustafaev


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