In the fight that closed the UFC Fight Island 1, Calvin Kattar, number six in the Featherweight classification, improved his record with the promotion to 6 – 2 prevailing Dan Ige. The latter, despite the clear difference in size, was always ready to exchange. With the Boston native clearly dominating the first round, the AKA product, made adjustments to his game plan to outstrip hitting volume. Thus, he tried to balance things on the judges’ cards.
From the third round, the good boxing of Kattar began to wreak havoc on the face of his rival. While Ige responded with what he had, never gave the impression that he had the necessary power to end Calvin in no round. After five hard-fought rounds, the contest was defined on the cards of the judges, who found the already-known winner as the winner by unanimous failure. Later, many professionals congratulated him on social networks for his achievements.
For KattarThis is his second win in a row after finishing TKO over Jeremy Stephens at UFC 249. The 32-year-old veteran also holds wins against Ricardo Lamas, Shane Burgos and Andre Fili. Ige, who came from controversially overcoming a divided decision to ex-Lightweight contender Edson Barboza, experiences for the second time what it is to lose in the UFC. The Hawaiian came to the event on a streak of six straight wins. In this way, they delivered a great show.
Star Billboard Results
- Calvin Kattar vs. Dan Ige (featherweight) | Calvin Kattar wins by unanimous decision.
- Tim Elliot vs. Ryan Benoit (flyweight) | Tim Elliot wins by unanimous decision.
- Jimmie Rivera vs. Cody Stamann (featherweight) | Jimmie Rivera wins by unanimous decision.
- Molly McCann vs. Taila Santos (flyweight) | Taila Santos defeats Molly MccCann by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).
- Abdul Razak Alhassan vs. Mounir Lazzez (welterweight) | Mounir Lazzez wins by unanimous decision on his debut.
Results of the preliminary billboard
- John Phillips vs. Khamzat Chimaev (middleweight) | Khamzat Chimaev wins by submission in round 2.
- Ricardo Ramos vs. Lerone Murphy (featherweight) | Lerone Murphy takes the first-round TKO victory.
- Modest Bukauskas vs. Andreas Michailidis (light heavyweight) | Modest Bukauskas win by TKO in round 1.
- Jared Gordon vs. Chris Fishgold (featherweight) | Jared Gordon defeats Chris Fishgold by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26).
- Diana Belbita vs. Liana Jojua (fly weight) | Liana Jojua is imposed by submission in the first round.
- Jack Shore vs. Aaron Phillips (bantamweight) | Shore wins by submission in round 2.