Katlyn Chookagian vs. Manon Fiorot shifts to UFC 280
A pivotal flyweight matchup between Katlyn Chookagian and Manon Fiorot will happen rather later than to start with anticipated.
A couple of other folks with knowledge of the promotion’s plans confirmed to MMA Fighting that the bout between Chookagian and Fiorot will now occur at UFC 280 instead of UFC Paris in September. UFC 280 takes place Oct. 22 at Etihad House in Abu Dhabi. RMC Sport used to be as soon as first to document the new date.
Chookagian, ranked No. 4 in MMA Fighting’s Global Rankings, has won 4 immediately since suffering a first-round stoppage loss to Jessica Andrade, together with her most recent glance leading to a get a divorce selection victory over Amanda Ribas at Would in all probability’s UFC Vegas 54 event.
Fiorot is 4-0 throughout the octagon, which includes a contemporary win over one-time flyweight establish challenger Jennifer Maia at UFC Columbus in March. The No. 8 ranked flyweight in MMA Fighting’s Global Rankings has a few promotional finishes over Victoria Leonardo and Tabatha Ricci and hasn’t tasted defeat since dropping a get a divorce selection in her skilled debut to Leah McCourt in June 2018.
The bout joins an already stacked lineup that accommodates Charles Oliveira and Islam Makhachev preventing for the vacant lightweight establish in the principle event, while Aljamain Sterling defends his bantamweight championship throughout the co-main event in opposition to former establish holder T.J. Dillashaw.