Katlyn Chookagian

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Katlyn Chookagian
Katlyn Chookagian at UFC 230.jpg
Katlyn Chookagian speaks at UFC 230 in 2018
Born (1988-12-28) December 28, 1988 (age 31)
Quakertown, Pennsylvania, United States
Other namesBlonde Fighter[1]
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight125 lb (57 kg; 8.9 st)
Reach68 in (173 cm)
TeamRenzo Gracie Combat Team
RankBrown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Renzo Gracie[2]
Years active2012–present
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout2
By submission1
By decision11
By knockout1
By decision2
UniversityFairleigh Dickinson University
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Katlyn Chookagian (Armenian: Քեթլին Չուկագյան; born December 28, 1988) is an American mixed martial artist who has competed in the bantamweight division[3] and currently competes in the flyweight division. She is currently signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). As of June 6, 2020, she is #1 in the UFC women's flyweight rankings and #11 in UFC women's pound-for-pound rankings.[4]


Chookagian was born in Quakertown, Pennsylvania where she graduated from Quakertown Community Senior High School. Her first job was serving pizza at q-mart where she holds the record of most slices fit into her pocket.[5] Overall, she started training karate when she was four years old, started fighting as an amateur in mixed martial arts (MMA) in 2012, and became a pro in 2014.[6][7] Her teammates and training partners include Gordon Ryan, Claudia Gadelha, Sijara Eubanks, and the team captain Frankie Edgar. Chookagian holds a bachelor's degree in Business Management and Marketing from Fairleigh Dickinson University.[2] Chookagian is of Armenian descent.[8]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Chookagian made her debut in mixed martial arts professionally on June 28, 2014 at CFFC 37. She faced Rebecca Heintzman, and was a unanimous decision winner after three rounds.

Chookagian made her second professional fight at World Series of Fighting 13: Moraes vs. Bollinger on September 13, 2014. Katlyn Chookagian secured a knockout triumph against 44-year-old Brigitte Narcise at 38 seconds of the final round in the flyweight category.

Chookagian had her two subsequent bouts canceled. Against Allanna Jones in the Ring of Combat 49, and against Nohime Dennison at CFFC 45. Finally, on May 9, 2015, she fought twice in the same day, beating Linn Wennergren by unanimous decision, and Melinda Fábián by finalization in the first round.

She returned to the event where she made her debut, the CFFC, and held three more fights there.[9] The results continued great: two belts, two victories by unanimous decision and one by knockout, due to a knee.[10]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Chookagian debuted in the UFC on July 13, 2016 at UFC Fight Night: McDonald vs. Lineker against Lauren Murphy.[11] She won the fight via unanimous decision.[12]

Chookagian next fought Liz Carmouche at UFC 205.[13] She lost the bout via split decision.[14]

Chookagian faced Irene Aldana at UFC 210 on April 8, 2017.[15] She won the fight by decision.[16]

Chookagian faced Mara Romero Borella on January 27, 2018 at UFC on Fox: Jacaré vs. Brunson 2.[17] She won the fight via unanimous decision.[18]

Chookagian faced Alexis Davis on July 28, 2018 at UFC on Fox 30.[19] She won the fight by unanimous decision.[20]

Chookagian faced Jessica Eye on December 8, 2018 at UFC 231.[21] She lost the fight by split decision..[22]

Chookagian faced Joanne Calderwood on June 8, 2019 at UFC 238.[23] She won the fight by unanimous decision.[24]

Chookagian faced Jennifer Maia on November 2, 2019 at UFC 244.[25] At the weigh-ins, Maia weighted at 127.2 pounds, 1.2 pounds over the flyweight non-title fight limit of 126. The bout proceed at catchweight and Maia was fined 25% of her purse and went to Chookagian.[26] She won the fight via unanimous decision.[27]

Chookagian faced Valentina Shevchenko for the UFC Flyweight Champion on February 8, 2020 at UFC 247.[28] She lost the bout via technical knockout in round three.[29]

Chookagian faced Antonina Shevchenko May 30, 2020 at UFC on ESPN: Woodley vs. Burns.[30] After dominating Shevchenko on the ground throughout the bout, Chookagian won the fight via unanimous decision.[31]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Professional record breakdown
17 matches 14 wins 3 losses
By knockout 2 1
By submission 1 0
By decision 11 2
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 14–3 Antonina Shevchenko Decision (unanimous) UFC on ESPN: Woodley vs. Burns May 30, 2020 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 13–3 Valentina Shevchenko TKO (elbows and punches) UFC 247 February 8, 2020 3 1:03 Houston, Texas, United States For the UFC Women's Flyweight Championship.
Win 13–2 Jennifer Maia Decision (unanimous) UFC 244 November 2, 2019 3 5:00 New York City, New York, United States Catchweight (127.2 lbs) bout; Maia missed weight.
Win 12–2 Joanne Calderwood Decision (unanimous) UFC 238 June 8, 2019 3 5:00 Chicago, Illinois, United States
Loss 11–2 Jessica Eye Decision (split) UFC 231 December 8, 2018 3 5:00 Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Win 11–1 Alexis Davis Decision (unanimous) UFC on Fox: Alvarez vs. Poirier 2 July 28, 2018 3 5:00 Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Win 10–1 Mara Romero Borella Decision (unanimous) UFC on Fox: Jacaré vs. Brunson 2 January 27, 2018 3 5:00 Charlotte, North Carolina, United States Return to Flyweight.
Win 9–1 Irene Aldana Decision (split) UFC 210 April 8, 2017 3 5:00 Buffalo, New York, United States
Loss 8–1 Liz Carmouche Decision (split) UFC 205 November 12, 2016 3 5:00 New York City, New York, United States
Win 8–0 Lauren Murphy Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: McDonald vs. Lineker July 13, 2016 3 5:00 Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States
Win 7–0 Stephanie Bragayrac KO (knee) CFFC 57: Honorio vs. Gaudinot March 19, 2016 1 0:45 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Bantamweight debut. Won the CFFC Women's Bantamweight Championship.
Win 6–0 Isabelly Varela Decision (unanimous) CFFC 55: Chookagian vs. Varela January 9, 2016 5 5:00 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States Won the vacant CFFC Women's Flyweight Championship.
Win 5–0 Sijara Eubanks Decision (unanimous) CFFC 52: Horcher vs. Regman October 31, 2015 3 5:00 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 4–0 Melinda Fábián Submission (armbar) PMMAL Hungarian Fight Championship 9 May 9, 2015 1 4:33 Budapest, Hungary
Win 3–0 Linn Wennergren Decision (unanimous) PMMAL Hungarian Fight Championship 9 May 9, 2015 3 5:00 Budapest, Hungary
Win 2–0 Brigitte Narcisse KO (knees) WSOF 13 September 13, 2014 3 0:38 Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States Flyweight debut.
Win 1–0 Rebecca Heintzman Decision (unanimous) CFFC 37: Anyanwu vs. Bell June 28, 2014 3 5:00 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Strawweight debut.



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  12. ^ "UFC Fight Night 91 results: Katlyn Chookagian outworks Lauren Murphy for decision win". MMAjunkie. 2016-07-14. Retrieved 2018-12-20.
  13. ^ "UFC 205 results: Liz Carmouche tops Katlyn Chookagian by split call in historic New York City opener". 13 November 2016. Retrieved 28 March 2017.
  14. ^ "UFC 205 results: Liz Carmouche tops Katlyn Chookagian by split call in historic New York City opener". MMAjunkie. 2016-11-13. Retrieved 2018-12-19.
  15. ^ "Katlyn Chookagian VS Irene Aldana set for UFC 210 - WMMA Rankings". WMMA Rankings. 2017-01-27. Retrieved 2018-01-28.
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  19. ^ Staff (2018-04-27). "UFC on FOX 30 official for Calgary, eight fights added to lineup". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2018-04-27.
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  23. ^ Damon Martin (2018-03-11). "Katlyn Chookagian vs. Joanne Calderwood set for UFC 238". MMAWeekly.com. Retrieved 2019-03-11.
  24. ^ "UFC 238 early prelims results: Chookagian, Xiaonan earn tough wins; Wineland scores KO". MMA Junkie. 2019-06-09. Retrieved 2019-06-09.
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