A featherweight fight between Calvin Kattar and Dan Ige will headline UFC Fight Night 172 on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi on July 15th.
Kattar previously fought Jeremy Stephens at UFC 249 last month and emerged with a TKO victory, enabling him to bounce back strongly from a decision loss to Zabit Magomedovsharipov prior to that.
In total that leaves Kattar with three wins from his past four fights, with his other victories being against Chris Fishgold and Ricardo Lamas, leaving him placed at no.6 on the featherweight rankings heading into this new match-up.
Ige also fought last month, and earned his biggest win to date, securing a split decision victory over Edson Barboza, who was making his 145lb debut.
Impressively, that was Ige’s sixth win in a row, having also defeated the likes of Kevin Aguilar and Mirsad Bektic, which took him to No.11 in the rankings and secured him his first UFC main event spot.
Kattar vs. Ige front a UFC Fight Night 172 card that is running a little low on star power right now, but will see former strawweight champion Carla Esparza fight Marina Rodriguez