Katlyn Chookagian vs. Antonina Shevchenko - 5/30/20 UFC Fight Night 176 Pick and Prediction
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Antonina Shevchenko vs. Katlyn Chookagian
Saturday, May 30, 2020 at 10:30PM (UFC APEX)
The Line: Shevchenko -150, Chookagian +120 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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Katlyn Chookagian vs. Antonina Shevchenko face off in a women’s flyweight showdown at UFC Fight Night 176. The fight will take place at the UFC Apex with no fans in attendance. Chookagian is the number two ranked in the division while Shevchenko is ranked 12th.
Katlyn “Blonde Fighter” Chookagian comes into this fight with a 13-3 record but she’s looking to bounce back after losing a championship fighter. Chookagian’s last fight was against Antonina Shevchenko for the flyweight championship. Chookagian was dominated from the beginning and in the third round she was knocked out.
Overall in her career, Chookagian has a 13-3 record and since coming to the UFC she has a 6-3 record. Chookagian is averaging 4.11 significant strikes per minute while absorbing 4.49 significant strikes per minute. Chookagian is strictly a fighter who wants to keep it on the feet. If it goes to the ground, she usually has some issues if it gets to the ground.
Antonina “La Pantera” Shevchenko comes into this fight with an 8-1 record and since coming into the UFC she has a 2-1 record. This is a big step up in competition, and if she were to win this fight, she would shoot up the rankings.
Shevchenko’s last fight came against Lucie Pudilova in August of 2019 and.In the second round, she finished the job with a rear-naked choke. Shevchenko is averaging 4.90 significant strikes per minute while only absorbing 1.92 significant strikes per minute. Schevchenko also attempts one submission attempt per 15 minutes. Shevchenko also has 0.67 successful takedowns per 15 minutes.
Even though Shevchenko is the lower-ranked fighter she is the favorite in this fight, but that doesn’t mean she is going to walk away from this fight with a victory. Chookagian is in a great position to bounce back against a lady who is having a big step up in competition. Chookagian has some major power in her hands that is going to give Shevchenko trouble. Look for Chookagian to win this fight. There is great value at this number, one that is too good to pass up.