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UFC Fight Night: Jessica Andrade makes history as she stops Katlyn Chookagian in Abu Dhabi

Brazilian is first female to win at three different weight classes

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - OCTOBER 18: (L-R) Jessica Andrade of Brazil punches Katlyn Chookagian in their women's flyweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event inside Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on October 18, 2020 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - OCTOBER 18: (L-R) Jessica Andrade of Brazil punches Katlyn Chookagian in their women's flyweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event inside Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on October 18, 2020 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Jessica Andrade became the first female in UFC history to win at three different weight classes, when she stopped No 1-ranked flyweight contender Katlyn Chookagian in Abu Dhabi on Sunday morning.

The Brazilian, the former strawweight champion, took the victory in her divisional debut in the co-main event at UFC Fight Night at Flash Forum - the penultimate show in "Return to Fight Island".

Andrade, who competed at the UFC's inaugural Abu Dhabi series in July, sealed the TKO victory with damage to Chookagian’s body late into the first round.

Updated: October 18, 2020 05:10 AM