UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs Chikadze – Chookagian vs Maia Betting Pick

Devon Platana

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.

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