One of the most intriguing fights on the UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs Chikadze main card is a battle between Katlyn Chookagian and Jennifer Maia.
It showcases two former Women's Flyweight Championship challengers and is a rematch from when the two previously met at UFC 244 in November 2019.
UFC on ESPN 32 Main Card Bout: Katlyn Chookagian vs Jennifer Maia Odds and Facts
Chookagian vs Maia Fight Facts
- Event: UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs Chikadze
- Date: Saturday, January 15, 2022
- Venue: UFC APEX
- Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
- TV: ESPN/ESPN+
Chookagian vs Maia Betting Odds
- Katlyn Chookagian -175
- Jennifer Maia +150
Odds are via BetMGM.
Maia Provides Excellent Value for Revenge Upset After UFC 244 Loss
Maia enters the fight following a unanimous decision victory over Jessica Eye at UFC 264. That win saw her successfully rebound from a championship loss to Valentina Shevchenko in her previous bout.
She will also be looking for revenge after a unanimous decision loss to Chookagian in their first meeting. Maia currently ranks fourth in the UFC women’s flyweight division, behind Shevchenko, Jessica Andrade, and Chookagian. A win here would enhance her prospects of a title rematch.
On the other hand, Chookagian has gone 3-1 since losing her title opportunity to Shevchenko in February 2020. She’s won two fights in a row, with the last being a unanimous victory after going the distance with Viviane Araújo in May 2021. She finds herself as the No. 2-ranked fighter in the division.
Chookagian vs Maia Pick: Maia to win (+150)
While Chookagian may have won their first meeting at UFC 244, there’s a lot to like about Maia. For starters, she has suffered only one knockout in her 27-fight career. Chookagian, meanwhile, has been dealt two TKO losses in her last five outings. Some may think that shows a lot of vulnerability.
Maia also fared better against the champion than her opponent did. She took Shevchenko the distance while Chookagian suffered a third-round TKO defeat. While it will be a close fight, the underdog has a great shot at an upset on Saturday.