UFC free fight: Calvin Kattar scores KO over durable Jeremy Stephens
Calvin Kattar sure knows how to bounce back from defeat.
The rising UFC featherweight contender scored one of his best career finishes following his loss to Zabit Magomedsharipov in late 2019. Kattar (22-4 MMA, 6-2 UFC) returned from the Magomedsharipov defeat at UFC 249 in May 2020 to take on the always dangerous and tough veteran Jeremy Stephens.
After a rough start, Kattar found his groove and began picking apart Stephens on the feet. He then connected with a well-timed elbow that dropped Stephens and then followed up to stop the fight in Round 2.
Now, eight months later and with a win over Dan Ige in his pocket, Kattar returns Saturday to take on former champion Max Holloway at UFC on ABC 1. The event will go down at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi.
Check out Kattar’s finish of Stephens in the video above.