Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has booked an interesting featherweight match up for its upcoming UFC “Fight Night” main event on July 15, according to ESPN, which is expected to stream entirely on ESPN+ from
Fight Yas Island in Abu Dhabi.
Calvin Kattar vs. Dan Ige.
Kattar (21-4) is coming off a brutal second-round knockout victory over longtime veteran Jeremey Stephens at UFC 249 back in May. The 32 year-old “Boston Finisher” improved to 5-2 inside the Octagon with victories over Andre Fili and Ricardo Lamas, among others.
As for Ige (14-2), who turns 29 in August, he’s coming off a razor-thin victory over Edson Barboza at UFC on ESPN 8 just a few weeks back. “Dynamite” made his mark on Dana White’s “Contender Series” and has now captured six straight wins with two finishes.
The July 15 fight card will also include a strawweight showdown featuring former 115-pound champion Carla Esparza, who takes on No. 9-ranked Marina Rodriguez. Elsewhere on the card, Molly McCann collides with flyweight bruiser Taila Santos.
Kattar vs. Ige ... who ya’ got?