Katlyn Chookagian

Katlyn Chookagian too much for Cynthia Calvillo at UFC 255

Katlyn Chookagian and Cynthia Calvillo met at UFC 255 in a highly anticipated flyweight bout from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.

Their fight would take place on the main card prior to a pair of flyweight title fights with Deiveson Figueiredo fighting Alex Perez in the main event and Valentina Shevchenko taking on Jennifer Maia in the co-main event.

Calvillo (9-1-1) came into the fight as a betting favorite after making a big impression on the flyweight division over the summer when she defeated Jessica Eye in her debut at 125 pounds. UFC 255 is a big event for Calvillo as a win could put as the No.1 contender in the division and may spring herself into a future title fight.

Chookagian (14-4) is making a quick turnaround after losing to Jessica Andrade last month by a first-round TKO. This fight marks her fourth of 2020 as she kicked off the year at UFC 247 in February where she fought for the title, but came up short as Shevchenko stopped her in the third-round. She did sneak a win in-between those losses in May when she defeated Shevchenko’s sister Antonina.

Here’s how their fight went down at UFC 255 with a round-by-round breakdown and scoring. For a full list of results, click here.

Round 1

Calvillo comes right out and lands a leg kick in the first three seconds of the fight. Moments later she following up with a nice over hand right.

Calvillo throwing punches with a lot of pop on them and after landing a heavy left hand she briefly secures a takedown but Chookagian gets up insanely. Once they get back to the feet, Chookagian lands a stiff jab.

Chookagian is starting to find her range and distance and is landing some nice shots.

Calvillo attempts a takedown, but it’s stuffed as we’re halfway through the first round.

Both fighters throwing shots. Calvillo does land a nice punch, but Chookagian is busier and landing more. Calvillo follows up with another heavy shot.

Calvillo is having success with a lead left hook and it’s landed nicely a few times now.

Good opening round. Chookagian was busier and she busted Calvillo’s nose so she takes the opening round.

MyMMANews scores it 10-9 Chookagian

Round 2

Calvillo’s corner tells here she needs to pick up her pace and she’s doing that throughout the first minute. She’s landing that left hook, but she can’t close the distance.

Chookaigan scores a few straight shots and Calvillo’s face is marked up. Not only us there blood from the nose, but her right eye has some swelling as well.

Halfway through the round bandits Chookagian continuing to stay at range and peppering away with straight shots.

Second of the round it’s the same story. Chookagian looks great on the feet and she’s five minutes away from a huge win.

MyMMANews scores it 10-9 Chookagian

Round 3

Chookagian opens the third round continuing to pick Calvillo apart.

Calvillo does land a nice kick to the body, but Chookagian isn’t phased by it.

About halfway through the round, Chookagian lands a beautiful combination with every shot landing to Calvillo’s face.

Calvillo scores some leg kicks, but with two minutes left it’s not going to be enough. Calvillo finally attempts to close the distance and go in for a takedown, but Chookagian reads it perfectly and gets out of danger.

Calvillo has been really busy this round. Scored a lot of leg kicks and landed some nice shots. She may possibility steal the round, but Chookagian still looked polished and sharpe on the feet. While the round was the closest of the fight, Chookagian should still take it.

MyMMANews scores it 10-9 Chookagian

Official Results: Katlyn Chookagian defeats Cynthia Calvillo by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

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