Featherweight contenders Calvin Kattar and Arnold Allen will face each other in a five-round showdown in the main event of UFC Fight Night 213 on Saturday, October 29, at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. The matches will be featured in ESPN+ via live television and streaming content will be covered by UFC Fight Pass. Allen is coming off a Performance of the Night technical knockout win over Dan Hooker while Kattar is looking to bounce back from a heartbreaking split decision defeat to Josh Emmett in a controversial match that over 70% MMA media outlets see the fight otherwise. Sports odds are already in and everything is ready for an exciting fight.
UFC Fight Night 213: Calvin Kattar vs Arnold Allen Betting Information
Currently number five in the UFC featherweight rankings, Kattar (23-6, 7-4 UFC) began his UFC stint with victories over Andre Fili and Shane Burgos. A unanimous decision loss against Renato Moicano did not intimidate the MMA fighter as he racked up wins against Chris Fishgold and Ricardo Lamas. His drive for three straight wins was stopped again as he fell to Zabit Magomedsharipov. Kattar bounced back with three wins in four matches against Jeremy Stephens, Dan Ige and Giga Chikadze. He’ll stumble anew to Josh Emmett but he will fight brilliantly to swerve a judge in his favor. Kattar will fight in his fifth-straight five-rounder as he hopes to gain a win and improve his chances of fighting for the 145-pound title.
Sixth-ranked featherweight contender Allen (18-1, 9-0 UFC) looks to extend his UFC winning streak to 10 (and 12 overall). However, he will have to pass by Kattar to climb the 145-pound rankings and improve his chances of fighting for the championship. In his last fight, Allen overwhelmed Dan Hooker to win via first-round technical knockout in front of home fans. Allen has picked up three Performance of the Night bonuses in the UFC and his ability moved him up the rankings. The series of victories ensured the UK fighter a chance to face a top-caliber contender in Kattar.
Calvin Kattar vs Arnold Allen Betting Numbers
|Height||5′ 11″||5′ 8″|
|Weight||145 lbs.||145 lbs.|
|Win by KO/TKO||48%||33%|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||5.19||3.31|
|Striking Absorbed Per Minute||7.15||2.22|
Kattar vs Allen Summary
Allen and Kattar battle in a UFC featherweight title eliminator that will possibly change the landscape in the weight class. Allen is the hotter fighter due to his nine-fight UFC winning streak but Kattar is the more experienced fighter that looks to bounce back from the heartbreaking loss against Josh Emmett. Kattar and Allen both have the abilities to knock out and/or submit opponents, but expect this fight to last the distance with both fighters delivering a top-notch bout for MMA fans to see. Online UFC fight oddsmakers favor Kattar to win in the match but do not sleep on Allen, as he has the ability to step up to the ranks and dismantle his foes in a flash.
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