UFC Fight Night Kattar vs. 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.

In the co-main event, Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone will take on Joe Lauzon in a lightweight matchup. If Cerrone can find a way to get past Lauzon, he’ll become the all-time leader with the most wins in UFC history with 24.

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

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