Jessica Andrade in against Manon Fiorot at UFC Paris

Katlyn Chookagian out, Jessica Andrade in against Manon Fiorot at UFC Paris

Former CFFC champ-champ and no. 1 ranked UFC women’s flyweight contender Katlyn Chookagian has been forced out of her upcoming bout opposing no. 6 ranked Manon Fiorot, and has been replaced by former UFC strawweight champion Jessica Andrade.

This replacement bout is to go down also at UFC Fight Night 210 on September 3, 2022, live from the Accor Arena in Paris, France.

Katlyn Chookagian has won her last four-straight, but it appears she’ll have to wait until she can add to that streak.

Jessica Andrade on the other hand, following the loss of her strawweight championship, has gone 3-1 since moving up to the flyweight division, securing three first round finishes, only losing to champion Valentina Shevchenko.

She’s been an absolute force at times in each division she’s fought in, but 125 lbs really seems to suit her the best.

Her last five wins all come via finish over the likes of Karolina Kowalkiewicz (KO), Rose Namajunas (KO), Katlyn Chookagian (TKO), Cynthia Calvillo (TKO), and Amanda Lemos (arm-triangle choke).

Then we have Manon Fiorot, who’s a former EFC flyweight champion, as well as a former UAE flyweight champion with a record of 9-1 (4-0 UFC).

Only ever losing her first fight, via split decision, Fiorot has won her last nine-straight with six knockouts en route to a no. 6 ranking in the UFC’s women’s flyweight division. She still gets the hometown crowd support, but she’ll be facing a much more dangerous opponent at UFC Paris than initially expected.

Though Chookagian is great at simply acquiring W’s, 15 of her 18 wins come via decision, meanwhile Andrade has finished 17 of her 23 wins, and is the last woman to defeat Chookagian nonetheless.

Andrade was tasked with a streaking contender in her last outing with Amanda Lemos, who was a 11-1-1 (5-1 UFC) finisher, a former Jungle Fight bantamweight champion; now she faces another streaking contender, and former champion outside the UFC that’s been defeated just a single time.

Who comes out of this epic flyweight contest the victor?

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