Valentina Shevchenko vs. Katlyn Chookagian – Preview & Matchup Analysis

Valentina Shevchenko vs. Katlyn Chookagian fight preview

UFC 247: Jones vs. Reyes is scheduled to take place on Saturday, February 8, 2020, in Houston, Texas, USA. In the main event, Valentina “Bullet” Shevchenko will take on Katlyn “Blonde Fighter” Chookagian in the UFC Women’s Flyweight Title bout. You can view the full UFC 247 card.

In this post, we will break down Valentina Shevchenko vs. Katlyn Chookagian matchup. Let’s take look at the fighter’s ages, their height, records, reach, fight stats and more below ⤵

The 35-year-old, Valentina Shevchenko is coming in with a 18-3-0 record. Shevchenko will be fighting for the first time since a win via unanimous decision against Liz Carmouche at UFC Fight Night: Shevchenko vs. Carmouche 2 in August.

Chookagian, meanwhile, is coming off a unanimous decision win against Jennifer Maia on August 10, 2019 at UFC 244: Masvidal vs. Diaz and holds a 13-2-0 record.

Valentina Shevchenko vs. Katlyn Chookagian
5′ 5″
5′ 9″
125 lbs.
125 lbs.

Valentina Shevchenko has an southpaw fighting stance with a 66″ reach. The 35-year-old, Katlyn Chookagian is an orthodox fighter with a 68″ reach. An orthodox fighter stands with their left side forward and jabs with their left hand, the southpaw fighter is the opposite, southpaw stands with their right side forward and jabs with their right hand. In most cases, orthodox fighters are right-handed, if you are left-handed, then you fight southpaw.

Shevchenko comes in with 49% striking accuracy, he typically lands about 3.02 significant strikes every minute. His opponent, Chookagian fires at 32% accuracy, landing about 4.35 significant strikes per minute. Valentina Shevchenko also has a 51% takedown accuracy and on average gets around 1.94 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Chookagian’s 0.00 takedowns and 56% takedown accuracy.

Katlyn spent on average 15:00 minutes in the Octagon and Valentina has an average fight time of 17:09 minutes.

This looks like an interesting matchup, at least on paper. UFC 247 is live in , who do you think will win, Valentina or Katlyn? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC 247: Jones vs. Reyes
February 8, 2020
Houston, Texas, USA
Main Event
Valentina Shevchenko vs. Katlyn Chookagian

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