Surging featherweight contender Calvin Kattar made the most out of his clash with former title challenger Ricardo Lamas on ESPN earlier tonight (Sat., June 8, 2019) at UFC 238 from inside United Center in Chicago, Ill., when he stopped “Bully” via first-round TKO (punches).
Despite some early kicks to the leg and body by Lamas, Kattar ruled the way from the opening bell. Kattar’s striking was impressively precise and allowed him to stay calm until a bigger window of opportunity presented itself. After throwing out a few feints to keep Lamas guessing, Kattar was able to land a brutal left hook-straight right combination that sent the Chicago native to the ground. Kattar followed suit with heavy strikes before the referee stepped in for the stoppage.
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With this performance, Kattar scores the biggest win of his career with a finish of Lamas and pushes his UFC record to an impressive 4-1, losing only to Renato Moicana via decision last year. The 31-year-old Kattar looks poised for a big charge into the Top 10 and with striking like this he may be able to make a serious push by year’s end.
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