The UFC‘s July 15th card now has a main event, and it’s a good one. Featherweights, Calvin Kattar (21-4) and Dan Ige (14-2), will be going head to head on Fight Island. The fight was announced last night as the headliner for the UFC‘s rare Wednesday night card.
One step closer for Kattar
Calvin Kattar comes into this contest as the sixth ranked featherweight in the UFC. Since joining the UFC back in 2017, Kattar holds a record of 5-2. His last performance was arguably his best one yet when he knocked out Jeremy Stephens with a brutal elbow at UFC 249. Kattar also gave top contender, Zabit Magomedsharipov, the hardest fight of his UFC career. If Kattar is able to win on July 15th, he might only be a win away from a UFC title shot. Kattar has knockouts in his last three wins, and he’s quickly being known as one of the top guys at 145.
Ige’s Massive Opportunity
Standing across from Kattar will be Dan Ige. Ige comes into the contest as the 11th ranked featherweight in the UFC, but he’s won six consecutive fights. We last saw Ige a month ago when he defeated former top contender, Edson Barboza, by split decision. I personally had the fight for Barboza, but the only people that mattered saw the fight for Ige. With that win, Ige has put himself in position to get one of the top guys in the world. Kattar is a big step up in competition, but if Ige is able to win, he will prove to the UFC that he is truly one of the best guys in the world.
UFC’s Fight Island is on fire
The UFC is bringing some incredible fights to Fight Island. It all starts on July 11th with three title fights, and a stacked card. Then you have Kattar/Ige, Figueiredo/Benavidez 2 for the flyweight title, and Whittaker/Till following. Four cards in 14 days on Fight Island. While the top draws won’t be appearing on Fight Island, the cards are absolutely stacked, and July is turning into one of the more anticipated months in UFC history.