Staying ready: Calvin Kattar keen for UFC 273 back-up role ahead of Volk-Zombie title fight

Calvin Kattar reacts after his victory over Giga Chikadze of Georgia in their featherweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on...

Fresh from his impressive decision win over rising contender Giga Chikadze last month, the #5 ranked featherweight has revealed he is staying ready as he looks to secure a reserve role, which could see him potentially fight for gold at UFC 273 on April 9 after former champion Max Holloway withdrew from his proposed Alexander Volkanovski trilogy with an undisclosed injury. Continue reading

UFC Vegas 46: Calvin Kattar returns in style, earns dominant UD win vs. Giga Chikadze

Calvin Kattar punches Giga Chikadze of Georgia in their featherweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on January 15, 2022 in Las...

Despite outside noise suggesting otherwise, Calvin Kattar (#5) defended his ranking with aplomb – producing a brilliant all-round display to earn a shutout victory against surging Georgian Giga Chikadze (#8), inflicting his first UFC loss. Prior, there were contrasting decision wins for flyweight Brandon Royval and women’s flyweight Katlyn Chookagian, among others.
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UFC Vegas 35: Giga Chikadze produces statement finish, dismantles Edson Barboza

Giga Chikadze of Georgia punches Edson Barboza of Brazil in a featherweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on August 28, 2021 in...

Giga Chikadze earned another key victory, knocking out perennial contender Edson Barboza in three rounds to reaffirm his standing among the promotion’s best featherweights – before calling out former champion Max Holloway afterwards. Prior, two TUF winners were crowned while Daniel Rodriguez gave Kevin Lee a rude welcome back to the UFC in a new weight class.
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UFC Vegas 25: Jiri Prochazka viciously flattens Dominick Reyes in title eliminator

In this UFC handout, Jiri Prochazka of the Czech Republic punches Dominick Reyes in a light heavyweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC...

Rising light-heavyweight Jiri Prochazka (#5) handed two-time title challenger Dominick Reyes (#3) his third straight loss with a second-round spinning back elbow knockout – the third in UFC history – asserting his credentials as a genuine title contender at 205lbs. Before a chaotic main event, there were big wins for Georgian duo Giga Chikadze and Merab Dvalishvili among others.
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UFC Vegas 13: Glover Teixeira recovers to beat Thiago Santos, new #1 LHW contender

UFC Fight Night results, highlights: Glover Teixeira survives near knockout to submit Thiago Santos - CBSSports.com

Glover Teixeira (#3) survived two knockdowns to earn a big win over compatriot, #1 light-heavyweight contender Thiago Santos in a back-and-forth main event. Beforehand, there were impressive victories for Giga Chikadze and Raoni Barcelos among others, while strawweight Yan Xiaonan (#8) proved her mettle with a disciplined showing against Claudia Gadelha (#4). Continue reading