UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs. Emmett, live stream,TV channel, fight card, how to watch UFC
UFC Fight Night will feature Calvin Kattar and Josh Emmett as they battle in the main event on Saturday night from Austin, Texas. The Donald Cerrone and Joe Lauzon fight had to be canceled again, this time Lauzon had to withdraw due to a knee injury.
We still have a stacked card and should be a great night of UFC action, tune into UFC Fight Night on ESPN and ESPN+.
Kattar vs. Emmett
Date: Saturday, June 18
Location: Moody Center, Austin, Texas
Main Card: 7:00 p.m. ET
TV Channel: ESPN, DAZN Deportes, ESPN+
MAIN CARD (10 p.m. ET, ESPN+/ESPN):
Calvin Kattar vs. Josh Emmett
Tim Means vs. Kevin Holland
Joaquin Buckley vs. Albert Duraev
Damir Ismagulov vs. Guram Kutateladze
Julian Marquez vs. Gregory Rodrigues
Adrian Yanez vs. Tony Kelley
Prelims (4 PM ET, ESPN)
Jasmine Jasudavicius vs. Natalia Silva
Court McGee vs. Jeremiah Wells
Ricardo Ramos vs. Danny Chavez
Maria Oliveira vs. Gloria de Paula
Eddie Wineland vs. Cody Stamann
Phil Hawes vs. Deron Winn
Roman Dolidze vs. Kyle Daukaus
Calvin Kattar and Josh Emmett will find themselves on the shortlist of UFC featherweight title challengers with a victory at UFC Fight Night in Austin, Texas. Kattar vs. Emmett marks only the third UFC Fight Night in front of a full-capacity crowd in 2022.
Many doubted if Kattar was done for after absorbing a historic number of strikes from Max Holloway in 2021. Kattar (23-5) returned one year later and unleashed pent-up aggression on Giga Chikadze over 25 minutes. Kattar’s dominance against the renowned kickboxer immediately renewed him as a contender worth watching in the featherweight division. A win over Emmett positions Kattar alongside the winner of Brian Ortega vs. Yair Rodriguez as next in line for a UFC title shot, barring a fourth installment in the seemingly infinite rivalry between champion Alexander Volkanovski and Max Holloway.
I don’t shy away from a challenge like that, as you see, look at the list of guys I’ve competed against,” Kattar told reporters at Wednesday’s media day. “We haven’t turned down a fight yet, and that’s not really something that when I got to UFC that I planned on doing. You come to the UFC to fight the best guys in the world and earn your opportunities, and I think we’ve both done a good job of earning this main event Saturday night. May the best man win.
Emmett (17-2) has arguably had one of the slowest burning rises in any UFC weight class. A powerful wrestler with dynamite in his fists, Emmett finds himself closer to a world title than ever before. Emmett, 37, enters UFC Fight Night on a four-fight winning streak over Dan Ige, Shane Burgos, Mirsad Bektic and Michael Johnson.
Emmett won the Burgos fight despite tearing his ACL during the contest. Those sorts of injuries have unfortunately delayed Emmett’s upwards trajectory. He required intensive emergency facial surgery after a controversial knockout loss to Jeremy Stephens in 2018. Emmett also pulled out of a number of proposed matchups due to injuries while training.
The co-main event was expected to see the long-awaited battle of veterans Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone and Joe Lauzon. However, Lauzon suffered a freak injury on Friday after weigh-ins and was forced to withdraw from the bout. It’s the second time in a row the two have had their fight canceled on the day of the event after Cerrone fell ill hours before UFC 274 in May. As a result, Adrian Yanez vs. Tony Kelley has been elevated to the main card.