Calvin Kattar reveals torn ACL following UFC Vegas 63 main event: ‘Should be ready to go at the end of 2023’


The results of Calvin Kattar’s post-fight MRI following UFC Vegas 63 did not reveal positive results.

After landing awkwardly after an unsuccessful flying knee attempt, Kattar injures his right knee during the first round against Arnold Allen. Kattar tried to go on through the second round, but it stopped him just eight seconds in. Allen won by TKO.

On Friday, the 34-year-old took to Instagram to reveal he tore his ACL and hopes to return at the end of next year.

” There’s nothing I can do, it is as it is. I tore my ACL, getting surgery in a couple weeks. Should be ready to go at the end of 2023. The goal remains the same,” Kattar stated.

It has been a rollercoaster year for Kattar who began 2022 with an outstanding performance defeating Giga Chikadze in January at UFC Vegas 46. It is No. 8 featherweight in MMA Fighting’s Global Rankings returned in June to headline UFC Austin against Josh Emmett where he was on the wrong end of a controversial split decision.