Valentina Shevchenko TKOs Katlyn Chookagian, Defends Title At UFC 237

Valentina Shevchenko went into UFC 247 in Houston Saturday night as the consensus greatest 125 pound women's fighter of all-time, leaving it would further cement her status.

Shevchenko defended her UFC Flyweight Championship against top contender Katlyn Chookagian, who has won four of her last five fights. 

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Shevchenko got out to an early lead by using her range, despite a height disadvantage. A takedown led to an elbow that split Chookagian open. Much of the same took place in the second round, before third round ground and pound finished it for the champion. 

Valentina moved to 5-0 as a Flyweight in the UFC. 

Elsewhere on the show, #6-ranked Heavyweight Derrick Lewis predicted a "controversial decision win" over #12-light heavyweight-turned heavyweight Ilir Latifi, and he got it. Lewis would earn a unanimous decision in the PPV opener. 

#7 Lauren Murphy scored a big upset over the lower ranked #8 Andrea Lee via split decision. Murphy was a +240 underdog, but has quietly won three of her last four fights.

You can see our full, live coverage of UFC 247 at this link. We also did a main event watch-along, which you can check out at this link. 

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