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What’s next for Katlyn Chookagian after defeating Alexis Davis?

Chookagian is now on a three-fight win streak and is 2-0 in her return as a flyweight

With a new division comes new opportunities, and Katlyn Chookagian is taking full advantage of them. In her second fight back in the flyweight division, “Blonde Fighter” defeated Alexis Davis at UFC on Fox 30 in Calgary. After a highly-contested bout, Chookagian (11-1) won via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27).

The 29-year old from Quakertown, PA started the fight with a lot of forced momentum. Throughout the bout she worked on guarding against Davis’ leg kicks, utilizing her jabs to move her opponent back. The fight was fairly even, with the advantage going towards Chookagian. It wasn’t until the third where Katlyn landed a side and front kick to the face of Davis. Perhaps that is where she reached the true advantage towards her third win in a row.

With that impressive win, what else is out there for Chookagian?

Speaking after the fight, Chookagian was hinting at being next for a title opportunity. While waiting, she would be interested in fighting at UFC 230.

“I’m focused on this division and very happy with my second win in a row. I just want to keep fighting as many times as possible, but I should definitely be in the conversation of fighting for the title soon. While we wait for Nicco and Valentina I would like to fight in NYC.” 

After going 3-1 in a stacked bantamweight division, Chookagian enters a wide open flyweight division. The inaugural champion Nicco Montano is scheduled to face Valentina Shevchenko at UFC 228. The challenger in “The Bullet” (15-3) has more experience than Montano (4-2). With that being the case, it makes for an interesting matchup. Would “Blonde Fighter” be next in line for the title after her win in Calgary?

Currently ranked number seven in the women’s flyweight rankings, Chookagian is one of the only fighters in the division with a consistent win streak. Defeating the third ranked fighter in Davis and the 13th best in Mara Romero Borella qualifies her ahead of everyone else.

If she must wait for another challenger before the winner of the UFC 228 fight, what about Liz Carmouche? Currently ranked number four in the rankings, Carmouche and Chookagian do have history. If you recall, the former beat the latter at UFC 205 in New York City, the lone loss of Chookagian’s MMA career. A chance to avenge the loss while also being one step closer to the title could be enticing. With the way things are going in the UFC, anything is possible.

Knowing Chookagian, she most likely does not want to wait long until her next fight. However, grabbing the bull by the horns and heading straight for the title may just be the best fit for her. Let’s see if UFC management agrees.

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