Backup Fighter for UFC 231 Co-Main Event Revealed • MMA News
The co-main occasion of UFC 231 has two of essentially the most dependable and professional athletes you’ll ever encounter in Valentina Shevchenko and Joanna Jedrzejczyk. However with all of the busted playing cards and undesirable surprises of the previous couple of years, the UFC has began to embrace the idea of the contingency plan, and Saturday’s co-main occasion isn’t any exception. Throughout media day, Katlyn Chookagian revealed that she was immediately advised that she would be the backup for the co-main occasion, however she vows to not let that disrupt her focus from whom is forward of her (Transcript through MMAjunkie):
“I’m fully focused on Jessica,” Chookagian mentioned as we speak at a media day in assist of UFC 231. “… I try to not focus on the opponent, but me. If I prepare for Jessica Eye and something happens and they switch opponents, I’ll be prepared the best that I’m prepared. I always have good conditioning, so if it goes from three to five rounds, that’s usually better for me. I prefer five rounds.”
Even when she doesn’t fill in for the co-main occasion, Chookagian is assured that she will be certain that she will get a flyweight title shot within the close to future:
“Besides the two girls fighting in the co-main event, we’re the only ones being talked about and taken seriously in this division, so I definitely think this is a No. 1 contender fight,” Chookagian mentioned.
Who do you assume will the opposite flyweight about at UFC 231? Jessica Eye or Katlyn Chookagian?