The UFC Featherweight Division will be in the spotlight Saturday night as Calvin Kattar, the #5 ranked contender in the Featherweight Division, will fight Giga “Ninja” Chikadze, the #8 ranked contender at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
Kattar (22-5) is returning to the octagon for the first time in almost exactly a year. Kattar last fought on Jan. 16, 2021 when he was defeated by #1 contender Max Holloway via unanimous decision. Chikadze (14-2) last fought on Aug. 28, 2021 and defeated #9 contender Edson “Junior” Barbosa via KO/TKO.
The UFC recently announced that Featherweight Champion Alexander Volkanovski will defend his belt on April 9, 2022at UFC 273 against Chan Sung Jung, a decision that irked Chikadze.
“It made me a little bit upset,” Chikadze said about the title fight decision at the UFC Vegas 46 media day. “But I have (something) to do… It doesn’t change my attention about this fight.”
The Co-Main Event for UFC Vegas 46 features a Heavyweight bout between Jake Collier (12-6) and Chase Sherman (15-8). Also on the main card is a Women’s Flyweight bout between #2 contender Katlyn “Blonde Fighter” Chookagian (16-4) and #4 contender Jennifer Maia (19-7-1).
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