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Max Holloway vs Calvin Kattar staredown video from UFC Fight Island 7 media day

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will send former featherweight champion Max Holloway into battle against 145-pound bruiser Calvin Kattar in the UFC Fight Island 7 main event this Sat. night (Jan. 16, 2021) on ESPN+ and ABC from inside Etihad Arena on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Both fighters came face-to-face at the conclusion of the UFC Fight Island 7 media day earlier this morning, which you can check out in the embedded video above.

This will be the first non-title fight for Holloway (21-6) since capturing the featherweight strap against Jose Aldo back in summer 2017. The Hawaiian is looking to rebound from back-to-back decision losses to newly-crowned division kingpin Alexander Volkanovski.

As for Kattar (22-4), sitting just outside the Top 5 at No. 6, he’s looking to extend his winning streak to three after taking consecutive victories over Jeremy Stephens and Dan Ige. The 32 year-old “Boston Finisher” has now won four of his last five.

Expect fireworks.

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