UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs Kattar

The UFC kicks off 2021 with a return to Yas Fight Island, Abu Dhabi after yet another successful stint at the Apex Facility In Las Vegas. UFC Fight Island 7 is set up to gear MMA fans for a week-long showcase of fights that will ultimately culminate with UFC 257: Poirier vs McGregor 2. What’s more, the marquee main event for UFC Fight Island 7 will see a possible title eliminator that also already has early ‘Fight of the Year’ implications.

UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs Kattar- Main Card

Weight classFightResult
FeatherweightMax Holloway vs Calvin Kattar

 

 
MiddleweightOmari Akhmedov vs Tom Breese

 

 
WelterweightDavid Zawada vs Ramazan Emeev

 

 
FeatherweightNik Lentz vs Mike Grundy

 

 
HeavyweightCarlos Felipe vs Justin Tafa

 

 

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The event has a stacked main card that is billed with a 145-pound collision between former divisional champion Max Holloway and number six ranked Calvin Kattar. Although ‘Blessed’ is coming off a title bout defeat to Alexander Volaknovski, he’s very much in the mix to jump back into contention. Moreover, Calvin Kattar has established himself as the dark horse in the division with arguably one of the best stand-up skill sets on display.

The card also features another sneaky featherweight match-up between Nik Lentz and Mike Grundy that could very well steal the ‘Fight of the Night’ honors. The main card is opened out by Carlos Felipe and Justin Tafa who’re epitomize the ‘Stand and Bang’ fighting style. The co-main event of the Fight Night card sees a middleweight bout between Omari Akhmedov who’s keen to bounce back from a loss to Chris Weidman against Tom Breese

Canceled Bouts

The first bout cancellation of the year came in the form of a bantamweight bout between Brian Kelleher vs Ricky Simon. ‘Boom’ Kelleher tested positive for COVID-19 and was swiftly removed from the card. However, Kelleher came out and explained that he believed that the test was a false positive.

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As it stands, the aforementioned ‘Fight of the Night’ contender bout is scrapped and Simon isn’t booked with another fight.

UFC Fight Island 7- Where and when to watch?

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Catch the first live UFC combat event of the year being broadcasted on ESPN+ ( 5 p.m ET| 8 p.m ET).