Calvin Kattar is slightly favored against Arnold Allen at UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs. Allen on Saturday, October 29 in Las Vegas Nevada. This event is one of 12 fights on ESPN+. Kattar is 23-6 in his career, while Allen is 18-1 in his career. There are a total of 12 fights, all on ESPN+ at UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs. Allen. Let’s look at the bout between Kattar and Allen and UFC predictions.
UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs. Allen takes place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, October 29 with 12 fights, all on ESPN+.
UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs. Allen
Calvin Kattar (23-6, 7-4 UFC)
Kattar came into the UFC with a record of 16-2 and he has seven wins and four losses in the UFC. In his last six fights, he has three wins and three losses. He defeated Jeremy Stephens by KO, Dan Ige by unanimous decision, and Giga Chikadze by unanimous decision; while losing to Zabit Magomedsharipov by unanimous decision, Max Holloway by unanimous decision, and Josh Emmett by split decision. Kattar has been a pro since 2007 and he has 11 wins by TKO/KO and two by submission. He has 10 first round finishes.
Kattar said this to ufc.com about his upcoming fight against Allen, “I really don't focus on much other than the fact that he's undefeated. He's done what he had to do to earn this opportunity. Clearly, he's doing something right. Aside from that, my focus really is not any of them, any of these guys…I honestly, genuinely put all my attention into myself day in, day out, and just try to get one percent better every day. If I can do that, it really, in my opinion, doesn't matter who I'm fighting.”
Arnold Allen (18-1, 9-0 UFC)
Allen came into the UFC with a record of 9-1 and he has nine wins and no losses in the UFC. He defeated Alan Omer by guillotine choke submission, Yaotzin Meza by unanimous decision, Makwan Amirkhani by split decision, Mads Burnell by front choke submission, Jordan Rinaldi by unanimous decision, Gilbert Melendez by unanimous decision, Nik Lentz by unanimous decision, Sodiq Yusuff by unanimous decision, and Dan Hooker by TKO. Allen’s only loss in his career was against Marcin Wrzosek by unanimous decision in June of 2014. Allen has been a pro since 2012 and he has six wins by TKO/KO and four by submission. He has four first round finishes.
Allen said this to bloodyelbow.com about his upcoming fight against Kattar, “I want to be in the top five and I think he’s top five. That’s a fight that would put me there. We got offered that fight for a main event spot last year or earlier in the year, but I was out with injury. I think it works really well. He’s less tall than this guy, so that works out. He’s predominantly a boxer, I’m predominantly a boxer, so it’s a fan-friendly fight and I think I’m the better boxer.”
Strikes landed per minute: Kattar 5.19 / Allen 3.31
Striking Accuracy: Kattar 39% / Allen 42%
Strikes absorbed per minute: Kattar 7.15 / Allen 2.22
Defense: Kattar 54% / Allen 66%
Takedown average: Kattar 0.44 / Allen 1.41
Takedown Accuracy: Kattar 29% / Allen 50%
Takedowns defended: Kattar 91% / Allen 76%
Submission average: Kattar 0.1 / Allen 0.4
This should be one of the most competitive main events we have seen in a while and oddsmakers agree, as the fight is basically a pick. Allen is unbeaten in his UFC career and looking like a serious contender in the featherweight division. Kattar is actually ranked one spot ahead of Allen so he also deserves respect. There is no real secret as to what is going to happen in this fight, as they are both going to stand and look to outbox each other. I don’t know that either of them has great finishing power so this could be a fight that goes the distance. I will go over the rounds total in this fight.
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