Katlyn Chookagian welcomes Jessica Andrade to the flyweight division on Oct 17 but won’t have just one of her key coaches with her in Abu Dhabi.
“My head coach Mark Henry won’t be capable to go,” Chookagian informed MMA Information. “So which is that’s sort of a bummer. This is in all probability my very first professional struggle, and he’s even been in my battle corner for newbie fights. that he won’t be in a position to be there. But I’m actually likely to have my other (teammate) Ryan Cafaro and then Sijara (Eubanks), my teammate, she’s likely to occur out and help corner.”
Chookagian (14-3) rebounded from her decline to Valentina Shevchenko in Might by defeating her sister Antonina at UFC Combat Night time. The 31-12 months-aged will be on the lookout for her fourth gain in her final 5 fights.
Andrade (20-8) is slated to compete in her third weight course after competing in both the bantamweight and strawweight divsions earlier. The Brazilian is coming off a final decision reduction to previous strawweight champion Rose Namajunas at UFC 251, which was her next straight setback.
Regardless of 28-calendar year-previous possesing a power gain in the matchup, Chookagian likes her probabilities if the battle stays standing.
“I certainly assume I’m just heading to select her aside decide apart my hanging,” Chookagian claimed. “She’s going to get disappointed and just test to just take me down. And it is likely to be truly tough for her to get me down. Worst scenario circumstance, she normally takes me down I’m definitely superior at jiujitsu. I come to feel tremendous confident there that I could submit her.”
UFC Battle Evening requires spot on October 17on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. Featherweight contender Chan Sung Jung “The Korean Zombie” faces Brian Ortega in the main celebration.