UFC Vegas 46: ‘Kattar vs. Chikadze’ serves as the first event of 2022 and is set to feature a total of ten contests.
The event is of course headlined by a featherweight bout between perennial division contenders Calvin Kattar and Giga Chikadze.
Kattar (22-5 MMA) will be returning to action for the first time since suffering a brutal beating at the hands of Max Holloway twelve months ago. Prior to that setback, ‘The Boston Finisher’ was coming off victories over Dan Ige and Jeremy Stephens.
In addition to ‘Kattar vs. Chikadze’, 2022’s inaugural fight card will be co-headlined by a heavyweight fight between Jake Collier and Chase Sherman.
Collier (12-6 MMA) will enter the contest looking to rebound from his split-decision setback to Carlos Felipe this past June. Prior to that loss, ‘The Prototype’ had earned a unanimous decision victory over Gian Villante.
As for Chase Sherman (15-8 MMA), ‘The Vanilla Gorilla’ will be hoping to snap a two-fight losing skid when he takes to the Octagon at UFC Vegas 46. Sherman shared the following words on the bout during a interview with BJPENN.com.
“If you look at my career, I tend to thrive under the pressure when there is no other option but to win,” Sherman said. “We are not thinking about that… A win just puts me 2-2 on the contract, get a new deal and we will go from there. It depends on how I perform. If I go and maul the guy there might be bigger opportunities on the contract, it opens some eyes and lets people know I can hang in there.”
Saturday’s fight card is also slated to feature a key flyweight matchup between Brandon Royval and Rogerio Bontorin.
Get all of Friday’s UFC Vegas 46 weigh-in results below:
Featherweight: Calvin Kattar (146) vs. Giga Chikadze (146)
Heavyweight: Jake Collier (264.5) vs. Chase Sherman (250)
Flyweight: Brandon Royval (125.5) vs. Rogerio Bontorin (125.5)
Women’s Flyweight: Katlyn Chookagian (126) vs. Jennifer Maia (126)
Featherweight: Billy Algeo (145) vs. Joanderson Brito (145.5)
Middleweight: Jamie Pickett (184.5) vs. Joseph Holmes (185.5)
Welterweight: Court McGee (170) vs. Ramiz Brahimaj (170.5)
Bantamweight: Brian Kelleher (145) vs. Kevin Croom (144.5)
Lightweight: Dakota Bush (155.5) vs. Viacheslav Borshchev (155)
Lightweight: Charles Rosa (156) vs. T.J. Brown (155)
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