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Kattar Solid Betting Favorite vs. Ige at UFC Fight Island 1 Main Event

Dan Ige vs. Calvin Kattar UFC Fight Island 1 - Odds, Preview and Picks

Wednesday’s main event for UFC Fight Island 1 has a big draw main event.  Encompassing the excitement is the featherweight bout between Dan Ige and Calvin Kattar.  Ige is ranked tenth in the featherweight class with Kattar ranked 6th.  Kattar has opened as the strong UFC betting favorite.  Not that Ige is going to be a pushover.  In fact, he rates as a fully capable underdog.  With a free main card, this headliner is going to draw ratings and handle.  Let’s take a look at Wednesday night’s main event!

Dan Ige vs. Calvin Kattar Betting Information

Date: Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Time: 10 p.m. ET
Location: Flash Forum, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
TV Coverage: ESPN and ESPN+

Dan Ige vs. Calvin Kattar Featherweight Bout Odds

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Ige +240
Kattar -280
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#10 Dan Ige vs. #6 Calvin Kattar – Featherweight Bout Odds Overview

At the onset of this matchup is the appealing versatility of Kattar.  He has competed as both a lightweight and featherweight.  Kattar is a strong betting on UFC brand seen as a championship contender.  Yet Ige brings an impressive following as well.  Neither combatant has ever fought for a UFC belt.  For this reason, Wednesday’s matchup is of paramount importance.

Dan “50K” Ige Betting Profile and Record

Hawaii native Dan Ige, age 28, is ranked 10th in the UFC featherweight class.  Now residing in Las Vegas, Nevada, he fights for team Xtreme Couture MMA.  Which is out of the American Kickboxing Academy.  Ige turned pro in 2014.  He has competed in UFC bets for the Legacy Fighting Championship, Pancrase, the RFA, and Titan FC.  Overall Ige has a record of 14 wins with two losses.  He has three knockouts, five submissions and six decision wins.  Both of his losses were by decision.

Calvin Kattar Profile and Betting Record

Ranked sixth in the UFC featherweight rankings Calvin Kattar, age 32.  Accordingly, he has been a pro since 2007.  Kattar has a career Sportsbook record of 21 wins and four losses.  He has 11 knockouts, two submissions and eight decision wins.  Of his losses, one was by submission with three decisions.  Correlate that Kattar is a native and current resident of Methuen, Massachusetts.  He has fought for numerous teams.  Including New England Cartel, Lauzon MMA, Hard Knocks Boston, 617 Fight Sports, Team Sityodtong.  Kattar is sometimes referred to as “The Boston Finisher.”  And is a former Elite XC fighter.

Dan Ige vs. Calvin Kattar – Tale of the Tape

Dan Ige stands at five feet, seven inches tall with a reach of 71 inches and leg reach of 38 inches.  Ige fights with an orthodox stance and wrestling style.  By contrast, Calvin Kattar stands at five feet, 11 inches tall with a reach of 72 inches and leg read of 40 inches.  Kattar fights from an orthodox stance with a striker fighting style.

Dan Ige Recent Form

Last time out for Dan Ige was an MMA betting matchup on May 16, 2020.  Edson Barboza was the opponent at UFC on ESPN from Jacksonville, Florida.  Ige scored a split decision win.  It was his sixth win in a row.  And Ige’s 12th victory in his last 13 bouts.

Calvin Kattar Recent Form

Late on Kattar has been in the roughest stretch of his UFC career.  He has dropped three of his last five matchups.  Kattar last stepped into the Octagon on May 9, 2020, against Jeremy Stephens.  UFC 249 from Jacksonville was the venue.  Most important of all Kattar scored a second-round technical knockout win.

Dan Ige vs. Calvin Kattar Featherweight Bout Free Picks

In this situation, Dan Ige is a live dog with considerable potential bite. Similar to Kattar has been Ige’s path to this main event.  Equally important is that both fighters are in the top ten.  More emphatically this matchup looks even.  Thus, take the dog!

CASHBET Best Bet:  Dan Ige

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