Tonight’s UFC Fight Island 6 event was co-headlined by a key women’s flyweight bout between Katlyn Chookagian and Jessica Andrade.
After losing her title to Weili Zhang and then suffering a decision defeat to Rose Namajunas, former UFC strawweight champion Jessica Andrade (20-8 MMA) decided to make the jump to flyweight.
The Brazilian had won 7 of her past eight fights prior to those two most recent setbacks, so many fans and analysts were interested to see if she could rebound in the promotions 125-pound division.
Meanwhile, Katlyn Chookagian (14-3 MMA) had entered tonight’s UFC Fight Island 6 co-main event looking to build off the impressive decision victory she earned over Antonina Shevchenko this past May. That victory was preceded by a TKO loss to Antonina’s sister Valentina at UFC 247, in a bout that served as Chookagian’s first career UFC title opportunity.
Tonight’s UFC Fight Island 6 co-main event did not last long as Jessica Andrade was able to put Katyln Chookagian away with ground and pound after landing a pair of nasty body shots.
Official UFC Fight Island 6 Result: Jessica Andrade TKO’s Katlyn Chookagian in Round 1
Check out how the pros reacted to Andrade defeating Chookagian below:
It’s crazy to see old film of Jessica fighting at 135 😳 #UFCFightIsland6
— Tatiana Suarez (@tatianaufc) October 18, 2020
Another big win for Andrade!! #UFCFightIsland6
— Alan Jouban (@AlanJouban) October 18, 2020
That liver shot looked like it caught KC on the full exhale.
— Aljamain Sterling (@funkmasterMMA) October 18, 2020
I like that https://t.co/AtFqeNNLjB
— #OnAmission4Gold (@KelvinGastelum) October 18, 2020
Not so quick @jessicammapro I also beat the #1 Contender on 2 weeks notice. After I beat COVID I’m coming for that belt 🏆
— Cynthia Calvillo (@cyn_calvillo) October 18, 2020
Andrade will steal yo girl #UFCFightIsland6
— Angela Hill (@AngieOverkill) October 18, 2020
Who would you like to see Jessica Andrade fight next following her TKO victory over Katlyn Chookagian this evening on Yas Island? Share your thoughts in the comments section PENN Nation!
This article first appeared on BJPENN.com on October 17, 2020