The women’s flyweight contest of UFC 262 features the fight between the number 2nd UFC women’s Flyweight fighter Katlyn Chookagain and number 7th ranked women’s flyweight fighter Viviane Araujo. Here is the Katlyn Chookagain vs Viviane Araujo Preview and Prediction.
UFC 262: Katlyn Chookagain vs Viviane Araujo Preview
Katlyn Chookagain is one of the renowned names in the UFC women’s Flyweight division who is coming in this fight with her latest win against Cynthia Calvillo at UFC 255. She also faced Valentina Shevchenko for UFC women’s flyweight championship at UFC 247 but faced a third-round TKO loss.
In her very next fight at UFC on ESPN: Woodley vs Burns she defeated the sister of Valentina Shevchenko, Antonina Shevchenko by unanimous decision. Only Jessica Andrade is ahead of her in the rankings who just faced a loss against Shevchenko at UFC 261. That means a win in this fight can give her the chance to fight for the Flyweight title once again.
Viviane Araujo is one of the rising contenders in the UFC women’s flyweight division and she is coming in this fight with two consecutive victories. Her latest win came against Roxanne Modafferi on UFC on ESPN: Chiesa vs Magny.
She holds victories over Montana Da La Rosa and Alexis Davis and a victory in this fight can present her immediate title shot because if she wins this one, Araujo will take a huge leap in the rankings and will enter the top 5.
UFC 262: Katlyn Chookagain vs Viviane Araujo Prediction
Katlyn Chookagain is the betting favorite in this fight with odds of -160 in her favor against Viviane Araujo who is coming in this fight as an underdog with odds of +140 in her favor.
These two women contain all-around skills and they can knock the other one out in any round of the fight. A win in this one can give them the next title shot, so both of them will give their 100% to win this one.
Predicted Result: Katlyn Chookagain def Viviane Araujo