The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to Abu Dhabi, which promises to be nothing less than an electrifying night for the fans.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to Abu Dhabi, which promises to be nothing less than an electrifying night for the fans. The event will feature No.1 ranked Charles Oliveira against Islam Makhachev, friend of UFC legend Khabib Nurmagomedov, inside the Octagon; bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling will also be seen defending his title against TJ Dillashaw.
Apart from these two blockbuster matches, Katlyn Chookagian, the perennial top contender in the women’s flyweight division, will take on rising star Manon Fiorot.
Chookagian, a former title challenger, who boasts of a 18-4 record will kick-off the stacked main card at UFC 280. She will be challenged by Fiorot, who defeated Jennifer Maia in her previous fight and holds a 4-0 record since making her UFC debut.
However, Chookagian is not perturbed by Fiorot’s sensational rise in the UFC circuit, instead she feels the French fighter is yet to be “tested” inside the Octagon.
“I wouldn’t say she’s equally as strong as me, just because we haven’t seen it yet. I mean she’s only had four UFC fights and a lot of them were against unranked girls, so I’m not saying she’s not the same, but we don’t know yet.