UFC 231 Fight Picks - Katlyn Chookagian vs. Jessica Eye

Katlyn Chookagian is favored over Jessica Eye at UFC 231 on Saturday night in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. This event is one of four fights on the FS1 portion of the preliminary card. Chookagian is 11-1 in her career, while Eye is 13-6 in her career. There are a total of five fights on the main pay-per-view card at UFC 231, with the headliner a bout between Max Holloway and Brian Ortega. There are also a total of seven fights on the preliminary card with four on FS1 and three on UFC Fight Pass. Let’s look at the bout between Chookagian and Eye and UFC predictions.

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Katlyn Chookagian (11-1, 4-1 UFC)

Chookagian came into the UFC with a record of 7-0 and she has four wins and one loss in the UFC. She defeated Lauren Murphy by unanimous decision, Irene Aldana by split decision, Mara Romero Borella by unanimous decision, and Alexis Davis by unanimous decision; while losing to Liz Carmouche by split decision. Chookagian has been a pro since 2014 and has two wins by TKO/KO and one by submission. She has two first round finishes.

Chookagian said this to cagesidepress.com about her upcoming fight against Eye, “I’m excited to fight her. She has a lot of experience. She’s been in the UFC a long time, she was fighting here when I was an amateur. She’s good everywhere. I think she is very tough and strong. That being said I don’t think she’s particularly great in any specific area. I think that in all the specific areas I’m way better. Even though I don’t have as much UFC experience, I’ve been training since I was a kid and I train with some of the best people in the world in each aspect whether it’s jiu-jitsu, wrestling or striking. I think that my experience and the level of my training is superior to hers. Her being a good opponent, I think I’m going to be able to showcase how good I am in every area.”

Jessica Eye (13-6, 3-5 UFC)

Eye came into the UFC with a record of 10-1 and she has three wins and five losses in the UFC. She defeated Leslie Smith by TKO, Kalindra Faria by split decision, and Jessica-Rose Clark by unanimous decision; while losing to Alexis Davis by split decision, Miesha Tate by unanimous decision, Julianna Peña by unanimous decision, Sara McMann by unanimous decision, and Bethe Correia by split decision. Eye has been a pro since 2010 and has three wins by TKO/KO and one by submission. She has two first round finishes.

Striking Stats

Strikes landed per minute: Chookagian 4.03 / Eye 3.42

Accuracy: Chookagian 30% / Eye 36%

Strikes absorbed per minute: Chookagian 3.97/ Eye 3.32

Defense: Chookagian 64% / Eye 59%

Grappling Stats

Takedown average: Chookagian 0.00/ Eye 0.59

Accuracy: Chookagian 0% / Eye 71%

Takedowns defended: Chookagian 56% / Eye 60%

Submission average: Chookagian 0.2 / Eye 0.8

UFC Predictions

When Eye first started in the UFC, she was in the bantamweight division and that proved to be a mistake, as she lost five of six. She moved to the flyweight division and she has two wins. Chookagian has only one loss in the UFC and seems to have the ability to be able to handle anything. I don’t think that Eye will not be able handle Chookagian’s experience or power. I will take Chookagian to get the win.

UFC 231 takes place at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on Saturday, December 8 with five fights on the main pay-per-view card, headlined by Holloway vs. Ortega and seven preliminary bouts, with four on FS1 and three on UFC Fight Pass.

Main Card (Pay-Per-View)

Featherweight - Max Holloway -126 vs. Brian Ortega

Women's Flyweight - Valentina Shevchenko -350 vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk

Welterweight - Gunnar Nelson -130 vs. Alex Oliveira

Featherweight - Hakeem Dawodu -170 vs. Kyle Bochniak

Light Heavyweight - Thiago Santos -210 vs. Jimi Manuwa

Preliminary Card (FS1)

Women's Strawweight - Cláudia Gadelha -325 vs. Nina Ansaroff

Women's Flyweight - Katlyn Chookagian -180 vs. Jessica Eye

Middleweight - Elias Theodorou -126 vs. Eryk Anders

Lightweight - Olivier Aubin-Mercier -123 vs. Gilbert Burns

Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)

Light Heavyweight - Aleksandar Rakic -585 vs. Devin Clark

Bantamweight - Brad Katona -195 vs. Matthew Lopez

Welterweight - Chad Laprise -365 vs. Dhiego Lima

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