This is the UFC Fight Island 6 live blog for Katlyn Chookagian vs. Jessica Andrade, the flyweight co-main event for Saturday’s fight card on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi.
Chookagian (14-3) has won three of her past five fights, including a unanimous decision victory over Antonina Shevchenko at UFC on ESPN 9 this past May.
Former UFC strawweight champion Andrade (20-8) is currently on a two-fight skid and is making her flyweight debut. She lost to Rose Namajunas via split decision at UFC 251 this past July.
Check out the UFC Fight Island 6 live below.
Round 1: Lukasz Bosacki is the third man in the octagon. Chookagian with a nearly eight inch height advantage over the former world champion. Andrade gets inside quickly and pushes Chookagian against the fence. Andrade takes the fight to the mat after grabbing a single leg. Chookagian looking for an armbar but Andrade escapes, landing some kicks to the thighs of a grounded Chookagian before the action gets back to the feet. Chookagian trying to keep her on the outside but eats a powerful leg kick from Andrade that sends her to the canvas. They clinch in the center of the cage and Chookagian lands a knee to the body, which is fine with Andrade as she walks her opponent to the fence. Foot stomps from Andrade and Chookaian gets separation. Knee lands from Chookagian and Andrade sucks under a right to dig into Chookagian’s body with a left hand. Andrade moves forward with punches and grabs a single, then slamming Chookagian to the mat. Final 30 seconds and Chookagian gets back to the feet. Andrade lands a hard hook to the body and Chookagian is hurt. Andrade smelling blood and pounces on Chookagian before the referee stops it. What a debut at 125-pounds for Andrade.
OFFICIAL DECISION: Jessica Andrade def. Katlyn Chookagian via TKO – Round 1, 4:55