Calvin Kattar to Return to UFC Action in a Blockbuster Featherweight Main Event

Published 10/09/2021, 5:30 AM EDT
BOSTON, MA – JANUARY 20: Calvin Kattar celebrates his win by TKO against Shane Burgos in their Featherweight fight during UFC 220 at TD Garden on January 20, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)


The UFC has added another interesting bout to their cards, this time in the featherweight division. ‘The Boston Finisher’ Calvin Kattar will clash against the Georgian Giga Chikadze inside the octagon.

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This exciting featherweight bout will headline an event in January 2022. However, the location and venue are yet to be announced by the promotion. Meanwhile, MMA Junkie broke out the news on their official Instagram account.

 

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Giga Chikadze has impressed the MMA community with his amazing performances inside the octagon. He will look to continue his winning streak when he meets Kattar inside the cage. Meanwhile, ‘The Boston Finisher, who is fresh from his defeat against Max Holloway, will look for ways to bounce back in the win column.

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The clash between two of the finest strikers in the UFC will serve as a pleasant treat for the combat fans. Here is a brief UFC career overview of the fighters ranked in the top 10 of the featherweight division.

UFC career overview of Calvin Kattar and Giga Chikadze

 Calvin Kattar is one of the finest fighters in the featherweight division of the UFC. Boasting a 22-5 record, he is currently ranked #5 on the roster. The American fighter is a skilled finisher with eleven knockout and two submission wins under his name.

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JANUARY 15: Calvin Kattar poses on the scale during the UFC weigh-in at Etihad Arena on UFC Fight Island on January 15, 2021 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

Kattar had only two losses on his resume and was on an amazing eight-fight unbeaten streak before his UFC debut. With his impressive performances, Kattar rose in the division. Now, he will look to ensure that he can secure a win on his return and resurrect his journey to the top.

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Meanwhile, the Georgian striker Giga Chikadze is one of the most prominent names in the featherweight division. The 14-2 record holder has eight knockout wins and two submission wins under his name.

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Chikadze, undefeated in his UFC career, currently stands #8 on the roster. He has won his previous three fights via finishes.

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Given where they stand in the rankings, a win in this bout will give either man a shot at breaking into the top 4 at 145 lbs. What are your thoughts about this fight?

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Afnan Chougle

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Afnan Chougle is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. Besides writing, this Media graduate is an integral part of the digital web stories team for combat sports. Before joining EssentiallySports, Afnan gained valuable experience as an intern at Jiostudios Production House.

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