UFC 280: Katlyn Chookagian vs. Manon Fiorot Picks and Predictions

Manon Fiorot vs. Katlyn Chookagian

UFC: Saturday, October 22nd at 2:00 PM ET

The Line: -- Manon Fiorot -210 / Katlyn Chookagian +175 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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Katlyn Chookagian and Manon Fiorot face off on Saturday in a women’s flyweight battle to kick off the main card of UFC 280 at Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi. Chookagain is ranked 1sat in the division while Fiorot is ranked 6th. 

Katlyn Chookagian comes into this fight with an 18-4 record overall and she has won four fights in a row. Chookagian’s last fight came against Amanda Ribas in May of 2022 and she won by split decision. Chookagian was taken down three times, but she did outstrike Ribas 63-55. Chookagian is averaging 4.56 significant strikes per minute while absorbing 4.26 significant strikes per minute. He is averaging 0.28 takedowns every 15 minutes and she is successful on 15 percent of his takedown attempts. She stops 54 percent of her opponent's takedown attempts. 

On the other side of this matchup is Manon Fiorot who sits with a 9-1 record overall and he has won four fights in a row. Fiorot’s last fight came against Jennifer Maia in March of 2022 and that was a unanimous decision victory. She had two takedowns and outstruck her opponent 83-37 victory. Her first two wins in the UFC were by knockout, and her last two wins were by unanimous decision. Fiorit is averaging 6.60 significant strikes per minute while absorbing 2.52 significant strikes per minute. He is averaging 1.91 takedowns every 15 minutes, and he is successful on 50 percent of his takedown attempts. He also stops 83 percent of his opponents takedown attempts. 

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In terms of fighter skills, this is a toss up, but the value is with Chookagian. Chookagian has a three-inch reach advantage and two-inch height advantage. Chookagian is a better grappler and she is going to find success in this game. I don’t she gets the finish, but she will get the win. Back Chookagian by decision. 

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Shane’s Pick Katlyn Chookagian by decision

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