Max Holloway is itching to get another title shot after losing twice to Alexander Volkanovski. He has a good chance to earn that by going up against Calvin Kattar in UFC on ABC 1. Both fighters are expected to enter the octagon and be the main event on UFC on ABC 1 this coming January 16, Saturday. This will be held inside the remote location of “Fight Island” or better known as Ethiad Arena in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. The ring bell starts at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time with fans can watch the match through Pay Per View. Holloway is still one of the best fighters in the world and is picked by UFC Live Betting as the best bet to win over Kattar.
UFC On ABC 1 Betting: Max Holloway vs. Calvin Kattar Betting Information
Max Holloway has already a fixed legacy for having one of the longest tenures by a UFC champion by holding the featherweight championship for 925 days. He got beat by Alexander Volkanovksi just this December 2019 and that ended his reign with the judges ruling a unanimous decision. The more interesting fight happened during the rematch in UFC 251 just this July 2020. That was a controversial split decision win that could have swayed to the side of Holloway. Since this is his second defeat, Holloway has to earn the next title fight and he has to show the entire world that he deserves it by dominating Calvin Kattar.
Calvin Kattar continues to rise in the UFC featherweight rankings and he is now the 6th best in the division. That happened by defeating Jeremy Stephens and Dan Ige for his last two matches. Kattar has been in the organization since July 2017 and this is his prime chance to earn a title shot. “The Boston Finisher” is known to knock out his opponents as half of his wins are earned through it. Even if he doesn’t do so, he is favored nine out of twelve times by the judges making his chances to win a decision by a good 75%. Kattar should throw everything to Max Holloway in this fight including the kitchen sink to win.
Holloway vs. Kattar Betting Numbers
|Win by KO/TKO||48%||50%|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||6.47||5.01|
|Striking Absorbed Per Minute||4.52||5.66|
Holloway vs. Kattar Summary
Max Holloway is having the worst year of his career and he is clearly the best fighter behind Alexander Volkanovski. With not many opponents to face, Calvin Kattar is stepping up but the skill set is very far. Best Sports Book Online sees the match favoring Holloway and it should be an early victory.
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