Calvin Kattar – Josh Emmett. Forecast and announcement for the fight

UFC on ESPN 37 main event

The fight will take place on June 19 in Austin (Texas, USA) at the Moody Center and will become the main event of the UFC on ESPN 37 tournament. The estimated start of the fight is 04:30 Kyiv time. The fight will be broadcast live on Setanta Sports.

No. 4 featherweight Calvin Kattar (23-5) will take on Josh Emmett (17-2), who is ranked No. 7 in this ranking.

In January, Kattar closed a crushing points loss to Max Holloway by winning a 5-round unanimous decision over Gigi Chikaze. Thus, Kattar’s record in the UFC became 7-3.

Emmett has a UFC record of 8-2 and is currently on a four win streak. Josh beat Michael Johnson and Mirsad Bektic on points from March 2019 to December 2021, and knocked out Shane Burgos and Dan Ige.

Prediction for the fight

We believe that Kattar, who has excellent cardio and resistance to blows, will press, and Emmett will try to counterattack with punches and takedowns. However, Emmett may not succeed with takedowns due to the opponent’s good defense against them, and as a striker, Kattar is hardly worse. In addition, Kattar has a huge height advantage, which will contribute to his successful work in the stand.

The fight has every chance to drag on and go the whole 25-minute distance, both hold the blow well and are not strong punchers. Kattar, due to his striking skills, better cardio and experience in 5-round fights, has every opportunity to record a victory by a comfortable decision of the judges.

Kattar win on points