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Who won Shevchenko vs Chookagian?
Valentina Shevchenko beat Katlyn Chookagian by , during the co-main event of UFC 247, on Saturday 8th February 2020 at Toyota Center in Houston.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Valentina Shevchenko.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Women’s Flyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 125 pounds (8.9 stone or 56.7 KG).
This contest was for the UFC women’s flyweight championship.
Shevchenko vs Chookagian stats
Valentina Shevchenko stepped into the ring with a record of 18 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 5 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 7 by submission.
Katlyn Chookagian made her way to the ring with an unblemished record of 0 wins and 0 draws.
The stats suggested Shevchenko had a large advantage in power over Chookagian, boasting at 28% knock out percentage over Chookagian's 0%.
Valentina Shevchenko was the older woman by 1 year, at 33 years old.
Chookagian had a height advantage of 4 inches over Shevchenko. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Shevchenko was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 21 more fights, and made her debut in 2003, 11 years and 2 months earlier than Chookagian, whose first professional fight was in 2014. She had fought 11 more professional rounds, 67 to Chookagian's 56.
Shevchenko vs Chookagian form
Shevchenko had beaten 4 of her last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges 3 times.
In her last fight leading up to this contest, she had defeated Liz Carmouche at UFC on ESPN+ 14 on 10th August 2019 by unanimous decision in their UFC Women’s Flyweight championship fight at Antel Arena, Montevideo, Uruguay.
Previous to that, she had defeated Jessica Eye at UFC 238 on 8th June 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round in their UFC Women’s Flyweight championship fight at United Center, Chicago, United States.
Going into that contest, she had beat Joanna Jedrzejczyk at UFC 231 on 8th December 2018 by unanimous decision in their UFC Women’s Flyweight championship fight at Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Canada.
Before that, she had won against Priscila Cachoeira at UFC Fight Night 125 on 3rd February 2018 by unanimous decision in the 2nd round at Mangueirinho Gymnasium, Belem, Brazil.
She had been beaten by Amanda Nunes at UFC 215 on 9th September 2017 by split decision in their UFC Women’s Bantamweight championship fight at Rogers Place, Edmonton, Canada.
Shevchenko's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 1 month and 12 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 9 months and 27 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 19 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.8 rounds on average.