Katlyn Chookagian Re-Signs With UFC, Booked to Fight Amanda Ribas at UFC Fight Night 209

Published 04/02/2022, 11:16 AM EDT

UFC has finally negotiated and re-signed a contract with #2 ranked flyweight fighter Katlyn Chookagian. Recent reports confirm the American MMA fighter is back with the UFC and will fight at UFC Fight Night 209.

UFC has also decided on an opponent for her, Katlyn Chookagian will face Amanda Ribas at the May 14 event.


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‘Blonde Fighter’ fought out her contract with the UFC in her latest win over Jennifer Maia at UFC Vegas 46. She won the fight via unanimous decision and explained her contract situation in the post-fight interview. According to Chookagian, UFC declined to negotiate a new contract with her, which made her a free agent.

Now, though, the two parties have come to terms and fans can expect more thrilling encounters from the American fighter. Chookagian is on an emphatic three-fight winning streak and will try to add a fourth win on the trot against Ribas.

Her opponent has one win and one loss in her last two fights and is one of the rising prospects in the women’s flyweight division.

Chookagian has also fought in the bantamweight division previously but found the flyweight division more comfortable. She has the most wins (8) in the division tied with current champion Valentina Shevchenko.

It will be an interesting matchup between Chookagian and Ribas, with the latter moving to the flyweight division. A win against Ribas can make Chookagian a direct title challenger if things go her way.

“All that matters is being the champ”- Katlyn Chookagian

‘Blonde Fighter’, in her own words, is a “go-getter”. She doesn’t stop for anything and her only aim in UFC is to be the best in business.

Breaking records might be an achievement for some, but for Chookagian, the most important thing is to win the belt. She is currently tied with Valentina Shevchenko for the most wins in the UFC women’s flyweight division. However, that’s not what she wants to beat the 125lbs champ.


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In an interview with the UFC, Chookagian reiterated her dream is to become the flyweight champion. She said, “Being tied with the most wins with Valentina is great, but I’m such a go-getter.”

Chookagian added, “I’m looking at the title. It doesn’t matter if I have double the amount of wins than Valentina. All that matters is being the champ, so I kind of set myself with high expectations. The stats don’t really matter. All that matters to me is really being the champ.”

A win over Amanda Ribas might enhance her chances of getting closer to a title shot. Meanwhile, Shevchenko will defend her belt against Taila Santos.


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Utkarsh Gathani

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Utkarsh Gathani is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. A Mass Communication graduate from Wilson College, this sports buff, who is captivated by multiple sports, adores MMA. Conor McGregor is the reason for that as Utkarsh is in awe of the man's unbelievable striking ability, his lifestyle, and his trash talking.

Edited By: Paras Pande