Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) recently booked featherweight boxer Calvin Kattar against 145-pound “Ninja” Giga Chikadze for the upcoming ESPN+ “Fight Night” card on Sat., Jan. 15, 2022, though a city and venue have yet to be determined.
That’s according to MMA Junkie.
Kattar (22-5) has not seen action since his near-death experience against former champion Max Holloway in the UFC on ABC event back in January. “The Boston Finisher” is 6-3 under the UFC banner with four knockouts.
Chikadze (14-2) is currently ranked three sports below Kattar at No. 8 and is mad as hell about it. “Ninja” has put together an impressive nine-fight winning streak, including last August’s destruction of Edson Barboza.
Also scheduled for the Jan. 15 fight card is the bantamweight battle between Saidyokub Kakhramonov and Brian Kelleher. Elsewhere in the lineup, Kay Hansen looks to make random guys rich opposite Jasmine Jasudavicius, while Ramiz Brahimaj and Court McGee collide at 170 pounds.
Stay tuned for more UFC fight announcements in the coming days.