UFC 280 live blog: Katlyn Chookagian vs. Manon Fiorot


This is the UFC 280 live blog for Katlyn Chookagian vs. Manon Fiorot, a women’s flyweight main card fight on Saturday in Abu Dhabi.

One of the cornerstones of the division since 2018, Chookagian has proven time and again that she’s one of the best 125-pounders in the world. After falling short in her title bid against champion Valentina Shevchenko in 2020, Chookagian has been on a tear, putting together a 5-1 record, including four straight wins. Chookagian hopes that a victory over an aspiring prospect will be enough to earn her UFC gold.

Part of the group of new rising 125-pound contenders that includes Alexa Grasso, Erin Blanchfield, and Casey O’Neill, Fiorot represents the next generation of women’s flyweights. Just four years into her professional MMA career, Fiorot has already amassed a 9-1 record and is undefeated in the UFC. The Beast hopes that a victory over Chookagian will secure her a title shot, and show the world that flyweight is in good shape.

Check out the UFC 280 live blog below.