UFC on FOX 30 results: Katlyn Chookagian takes decision from Alexis Davis in standup battle

Katlyn Chookagian spent much of the fight being walked down by Alexis Davis, but took a decision thanks to a striking edge.

Chookagian (11-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) took a unanimous decision from Davis (19-9 MMA, 6-3 UFC) with a pair of 29-28 scores and a 30-27. The striking totals were neck and neck throughout, but Chookagian’s ability to avoid takedowns may have helped counter Davis’ 39-2 edge in leg strikes.

The women’s flyweight bout was part of the preliminary card of today’s UFC on FOX 30 event at Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. It streamed on UFC Fight Pass ahead of the rest of the card on FOX.

Davis went to the center and ate a few punches from Chookagian, who was happy to circle back and forth on the outside. Chookagian’s striking was solid, but two minutes in Davis landed a good kick to the body. When Davis landed a body kick with 90 seconds left, Chookagian drilled her with a left hook. Davis’ face was reddened from Chookagian’s left, but the first round was close thanks to Davis’ kicks.

Davis came forward early in the second and like the first, had Chookagian circling outside. Davis worked kicks, but kept herself susceptible to Chookagian’s left hand. Davis kicked to the body, and it seemed to give her a momentum boost. Chookagian’s left hand found its home less often than the first, and Davis kept working the kicks – and perhaps most importantly was moving forward throughout the round. Davis landed a pair of rights with 75 seconds left and continued to pull away a little in the striking department. Chookagian’s offense in the round largely was built around counters.

Chookagian landed some solid kicks early in the final round, but them stumbled a little from a combination from Davis. Ninety seconds into the round, Davis had a brief takedown attempt, but it lasted long enough for Chookagian to take a knee and pop right back up. Chookagian kept throwing, and kept landing, but Davis was the one continuing to move forward. She went for a takedown with 15 seconds left and got it with 10 seconds to go.

Chookagian won for the third straight time. Davis had a two-fight winning streak snapped.

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