Valentina Shevchenko attempts to defend her UFC flyweight title for the third time when she takes on Katlyn Chookagian at the UFC 247 event on February 8.
Shevchenko (18-3-0) won the flyweight title after defeating Joanna Jedrzejczyk via unanimous decision at the UFC 231 event in December 2018. She has since gone on to successfully defend the belt against Jessica Eye and Liz Carmouche.
Chookagian (13-2-0) has won five of her last six, with the one loss being a close split decision to Jessica Eye. The 30-year-old owns notable wins over the likes of Jennifer Maia, Joanne Calderwood, Alexis Davis and Irene Aldana.
Ahead of February’s title fight, both Shevchenko and Chookagian faced off for the first time at Friday’s UFC 247 press conference.
Take a look at the staredown below, courtesy of MMA Fighting: