A high-stakes featherweight pairing between streaking contenders, Calvin Kattar, and ‘Dynamite’ Dan Ige is set to headline a UFC Fight Night event on July 15th. from Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Massachusetts native, Kattar will look to continue his impressive start to the year, following a stunning second-round knockout of the storied, Jeremy Stephens at UFC 249 in May. Hawaii native, Ige will also make a timely turnaround from a May walk, where he managed to closely edge out division debutante, Edson Barboza in a razor-thin split decision triumph. News of the matching was first penned by ESPN reporter, Brett Okamoto.
Kattar, 32, has won three of his last four outings, with his only blemish in that time coming in a three-round headlining bout opposite Zabit Magomedsharipov at UFC Fight Night Moscow in November. Prior to the defeat, Kattar had managed wins over fellow prospects, Andre ‘Touchy’ Fili, former Cage Warriors lightweight best, Chris Fishgold, one-time featherweight title hopeful, Ricardo Lamas, and all-rounder, Shane Burgos.
In the midst of an impressive six-fight winning streak, 28-year-old emerging talent, Ige has already knocked back some notable names on his way to the #11 rank at 145-pounds. The Xtreme Couture trainee has bested the likes of Kevin Aguilar, submitted Danny ‘The Hatchet’ Henry, Mirsad Bektić, before his recent split judging win over Barboza at UFC Fight Night Jacksonville on May 16th.