UFC 244, one of the year’s most anticipated cards, takes place at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
The sole women’s bout on the card features a flyweight contest between two top five contenders. The winner of the fight could arguably be next in line for a crack at Shevchenko’s crown, however, that may only be the case for one fighter now.
For the second fight in a row, the former Invicta FC flyweight champion, Maia, missed weight. In her last fight, a unanimous decision win over Roxanne Modafferi, Maia came in at 129 pounds, three pounds over the flyweight limit.
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Katlyn Chookagian (125.4) vs. Jennifer Maia (127.2)*
*Jennifer Maia missed the flyweight limit by 1.2 pounds. She forfeits 25 percent of her purse. The bout will proceed as a catchweight.