Kattar (21-4 MMA, 5-2 UFC) and Ige (14-2 MMA, 6-1 UFC) have agreed to meet in the principal party event of the UFC’s 4-card sequence on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, all over July.
MMA Junkie confirmed with a man or woman close to the condition pursuing an initial report from ESPN. The particular person asked for anonymity simply because the UFC has yet to make the combat official.
Kattar, 32, will endeavor to establish additional momentum off a large knockout get more than Jeremy Stephens at UFC 249 in May well. The No. 9 fighter in the most current United states Today Sporting activities/MMA Junkie MMA featherweight rankings gets his second major party in his previous three fights, with him getting dropped a final decision to Zabit Magomedsharipov at UFC on ESPN+ 22 in November.
No. 13-rated Ige, in the meantime, jumps into his to start with headlining location immediately after edging Edson Barboza in a fairly controversial break up conclusion at UFC on ESPN 8 in May possibly. “Dynamite” has received six consecutive fights because dropping his UFC debut in January 2018.
The latest on the UFC’s July 15 occasion contains:
Calvin Kattar vs. Dan Ige
Carla Esparza vs. Marina Rodriguez
Molly McCann vs. Taila Santos
Abdul Razak Alhassan vs. Mounir Lazzez
Aleksander Doskalchuk vs. Tagir Ulanbekov
Modestas Bukauskas vs. Vinicius Moreira