UFC Fight Night Calvin Kattar vs. Josh Emmett — Live results and analysis

On Wednesday, Calvin Kattar shared his thoughts on how his upcoming UFC Fight Night bout with Josh Emmett might play out.

“Either one of us gets it done early and make it look easy, or it’s gonna be a five-round banger,” he said.

With two of the best strikers in the featherweight division facing off Saturday in Austin, Texas, the prospect of a “banger” is always in play. Add to that the stakes of the winner being springboarded into contender status for Alexander Volkanovski‘s belt, and both fighters won’t be holding back.

Kattar has won three of his past four matches and comes in on a two-match Fight of the Night streak with a win over Giga Chikadze and a loss to former featherweight champion Max Holloway.

Emmett comes into Austin riding a four-fight winning streak, with his most recent victory coming against Dan Ige at UFC 269. Emmett is reminding the MMA world that he is one of the best at 145 pounds when healthy, as he’s fully recovered from tearing ligaments in his left knee.

Follow along as Brett Okamoto recaps the action from Austin, or watch the fights on ESPN or ESPN+.


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UFC Fight Night results

Bantamweight: Cody Stamann (20-5-1, 6-4-1 UFC) def. Eddie Wineland (24-16-1, 11-12 UFC) by technical knockout

It took Stamann just 59 seconds to knockout Wineland on Saturday with an impressive first-round performance. Stamann snapped a three-fight losing streak with the victory, and earned his first win by finish in the UFC.


Middleweight: Phil Hawes (12-3, 5-2 UFC) def. Deron Winn (7-3, 2-3 UFC) by technical knockout (Watch on ESPN+)

Hawes put on an absolute show in Austin as he finished Winn with a second-round TKO. Hawes has now won eight of his last nine, and found success with a bevy of technical strikes from distance and elbows on the inside. Hawes outlanded Winn by 86 strikes (118-32) on Saturday, the fourth-most in UFC middleweight history.


Middleweight: Roman Dolidze (10-1, 4-1 UFC) def. Kyle Daukaus (11-3 1 NC, 3-3 1 NC UFC) by technical knockout (Watch on ESPN+)

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Roman Dolidze catches Kyle Daukaus with a knee, then finishes him off with a flurry of punches.

Dolidze opened up the card in style with a first-round knockout over Daukaus. Dolidze was a +210 underdog to win by knockout according to Caesars Sportsbook, as six of his eight finishes career finishes have come via first round knockout.


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