UFC Fight Night: Holloway Vs Kattar

UFC® FIGHT NIGHT on ESPN+: HOLLOWAY vs. KATTAR will take region Saturday, January sixteen on Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island. For the primary time ever, the primary card might be televised stay on ABC and simulcast on ESPN+ and ESPN Deportes (Spanish), starting at three p.m. ET/12 p.m. PT. The prelims will kick matters off at 12 p.m. ET/nine a.m. PT, completely on ESPN+.

Holloway (21-6, preventing out of Waianae, Hawaii) intends to begin the New Year via way of means of turning in every other antique overall performance and returning to the winner’s circle. Arguably the finest featherweight in UFC history, he owns the division’s facts for maximum stoppage victories, maximum wins and the longest win streak. During his reign as champion, Holloway defeated Jose Aldo, Brian Ortega and Frankie Edgar in dominant fashion. He now goals to cement himself because the clean No. 1 contender via way of means of turning into the primary man or woman to forestall Kattar withinside the UFC.

Fan favorite Kattar (22-4, preventing out of Methuen, Mass.) seems to step up and provoke in the largest combat of his profession and inject himself into the name conversation. An interesting and perilous striker, Kattar rose via the featherweight ranks with memorable knockouts over Shane Burgos, Ricardo Lamas and Jeremy Stephens. He now seems to live undefeated on UFC FIGHT ISLAND and show that he’s one of the fine withinside the international towards his first former champion.

Additional bouts on the cardboard include:

  • Welterweight veterans in the end meet as former period in-between champion Carlos Condit (31-thirteen, preventing out of Albuquerque, N.M.) faces off with Matt Brown (24-17, preventing out of Denver, Colo.)
  • Welterweight standout Santiago Ponzinibbio (28-three, preventing out of Coconut Creek, Fla.) returns to movement for the primary time in over years while he is taking at the durable Li Jingliang (17-6, preventing out of Beijing, China)
  • 2020 breakout star Joaquin Buckley (12-three, preventing out of St. Louis, Mo.) intends to maintain his momentum going while he battles Alessio Di Chirico (12-5, preventing out of Rome, Italy) at middleweight
  • Undefeated Dana White’s Contender Series veterans lock horns as Punahele Soriano (6-0, preventing out of Las Vegas, Nev.) faces Dusko Todorovic (10-0, preventing out of Belgrade, Serbia) in a middleweight contest
  • Rising women’s bantamweight prospect Wu Yanan (10-three, preventing out of Xi’an, China) seems to supply her maximum brilliant overall performance but towards newcomer Joselyne Edwards (nine-2, preventing out of Panama City, Panama)
  • Dana White’s Contender Series standout Phil Hawes (nine-2, preventing out of Albuquerque, N.M.) seeks to hand Nassourdine Imavov (nine-2, preventing out of Paris, France) his first UFC loss
  • No. thirteen ranked middleweight Omari Akhmedov (20-5-1, preventing out of Makhachkala, Russia) plans to guard his region withinside the ratings while he battles Tom Breese (12-2, preventing out of Birmingham, England)
  • Heavyweights Carlos Felipe (nine-1, preventing out of Feira de Santana, Bahia, Brazil) and Justin Tafa (4-1, preventing out of Brisbane, Australia) intend to scouse borrow the show
  • Featherweight grapplers visit strugglefare as Nik Lentz (30-11-2, 1 NC, preventing out of Coconut Creek, Fla.) and Mike Grundy (12-2, preventing out of Wigan, Greater Manchester, England) appearance to get better into the win column
  • Jacob Kilburn (8-three, preventing out of Woodlawn, Tenn.) and Austin Lingo (7-1, preventing out of Mesquite, Texas) strugglefare to stable their first UFC wins in a featherweight bout
  • Women’s bantamweight veteran Sarah Moras (6-7, preventing out of Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada) intends to forestall Vanessa Melo (10-8, preventing out of Sao Paulo, Brazil) from reaching her first UFC victory
  • David Zawada (17-5, preventing out of Düsseldorf, Germany) and Ramazan Emeev (19-4, preventing out of Makhachkala, Russia) conflict in an interesting welterweight bout

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