Calvin Kattar

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Calvin Kattar
BornCalvin Kattar
(1988-03-26) March 26, 1988 (age 32)
Methuen, Massachusetts, U.S.
Other namesThe Boston Finisher
NationalityAmerican
Height5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight145.4 lb (66 kg; 10 st 5 lb)
DivisionLightweight
Featherweight
Reach72 in (183 cm)
StyleBoxing
Fighting out ofMethuen, Massachusetts, United States
TeamNew England Cartel
Lauzon MMA
Hard Knocks Boston
617 Fight Sports
Team Sityodtong
RankBlue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[2]
Years active2007–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total26
Wins22
By knockout11
By submission2
By decision9
Losses4
By submission1
By decision3
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Calvin Kattar (born March 26, 1988) is an American mixed martial artist who competes in the featherweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. A professional competitor since 2007, he formerly competed for EliteXC. As of June 15, 2020, he is #6 in the UFC featherweight rankings.[3]

Background[edit]

The son of James and Sandra Kattar, Calvin was born and raised in Methuen, Massachusetts.[4] He has two brothers Jamison and Keegan, and a sister Kylee.[5][4] After initiating in the sport in ninth grade, Kattar was a standout wrestler at Methuen High School,[6] being ranked as high as eighth in the state (160 pounds)[7] and placing fifth at the Division I MIAA state championships as a senior.[8] After graduating, he was unsure whether he should wrestle in college or not, and ended up opting to pursue a career in mixed martial arts.[9] He went on to earn an associate degree at Middlesex Community College.[10] In a recent interview, Calvin Kattar has revealed that he got a chance to train with Nick Diaz and Nate Diaz when he was 19 and how that has influenced his way of training.[11]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Kattar won eight consecutive bouts and was unbeaten in over seven years competing on the regional circuit primarily in his native New England prior to his UFC career.[12]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Kattar made his UFC debut replacing Doo Ho Choi against Andre Fili on July 29, 2017 at UFC 214.[12] Kattar won the fight by unanimous decision.[13]

Kattar faced undefeated prospect Shane Burgos on January 20, 2018 at UFC 220.[14] Kattar won the fight via technical knock out in round three.[15] The fight was awarded the Fight of the Night bonus.[16]

Kattar faced Renato Moicano on April 7, 2018 at UFC 223.[17] He lost the fight by unanimous decision.[18]

Kattar faced promotional newcomer Chris Fishgold on October 27, 2018 at UFC Fight Night 138.[19] He won the fight via technical knockout in the first round.[20] By the bout, Kattar fulfilled his first four-fight contract with the UFC.[21]

Kattar faced Ricardo Lamas at UFC 238 on June 8, 2019.[22] He won the fight via knockout in the first round.[23]

Kattar was scheduled to face Zabit Magomedsharipov on October 18, 2019 at UFC on ESPN 6.[24] However, Magomedsharipov was removed from the card due to injury on September 13 and the pairing was rescheduled for the following month at UFC on ESPN+ 21.[25] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.[26] This fight earned him the Fight of the Night award.[27]

Kattar faced Jeremy Stephens on April 18, 2020 at UFC 249.[28] However, on April 9, Dana White, the president of UFC announced that this event was postponed[29] and the bout eventually took place on May 9, 2020.[30] At the weigh-ins on May 8, Stephens missed weight, weighing in at 150.5 pounds, 4.5 pounds over the non-title featherweight limit. As a result, the bout proceeded as a catchweight bout and Stephens was fined 20% of his purse which went to Kattar.[31] Kattar won the fight via technical knockout in round two.[32]

The first bout of his new six-fight contract came against Dan Ige on July 16, 2020 at UFC on ESPN: Kattar vs. Ige.[33][34] Kattar won the fight via by unanimous decision. [35]

Kattar is scheduled to face former UFC Featherweight Champion Max Holloway at UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs. Kattar on January 16, 2021.[36]

Titles and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Professional record breakdown
26 matches 22 wins 4 losses
By knockout 11 0
By submission 2 1
By decision 9 3
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 22–4 Dan Ige Decision (unanimous) UFC on ESPN: Kattar vs. Ige July 16, 2020 5 5:00 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Win 21–4 Jeremy Stephens KO (elbows) UFC 249 May 9, 2020 2 2:42 Jacksonville, Florida, United States Catchweight (150.5 lb) bout; Stephens missed weight.
Loss 20–4 Zabit Magomedsharipov Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Magomedsharipov vs. Kattar November 9, 2019 3 5:00 Moscow, Russia Fight of the Night.
Win 20–3 Ricardo Lamas TKO (punches) UFC 238 June 8, 2019 1 4:06 Chicago, Illinois, United States
Win 19–3 Chris Fishgold TKO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Volkan vs. Smith October 27, 2018 1 4:11 Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
Loss 18–3 Renato Moicano Decision (unanimous) UFC 223 April 7, 2018 3 5:00 Brooklyn, New York, United States
Win 18–2 Shane Burgos TKO (punches) UFC 220 January 20, 2018 3 0:32 Boston, Massachusetts, United States Fight of the Night.
Win 17–2 Andre Fili Decision (unanimous) UFC 214 July 29, 2017 3 5:00 Anaheim, California, United States
Win 16–2 Chris Foster Decision (unanimous) CES 38: Soriano vs. Makashvili September 23, 2016 3 5:00 Mashantucket, Connecticut, United States
Win 15–2 Kenny Foster Decision (split) CES 34: Curtis vs. Burrell April 1, 2016 3 5:00 Mashantucket, Connecticut, United States
Win 14–2 Gabriel Baino Decision (unanimous) Combat Zone 44: Steel Cage Fighters June 14, 2013 3 5:00 Salem, New Hampshire, United States
Win 13–2 Saul Almeida Decision (unanimous) CES 13: Real Pain October 6, 2012 3 5:00 Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Win 12–2 Cody Stevens Decision (unanimous) Combat Zone 39: Smack Down at the Rock October 21, 2011 3 5:00 Salem, New Hampshire, United States Featherweight debut.
Win 11–2 Luiz Rodrigues Decision (unanimous) Combat Zone 36: Smashing on the Rock January 28, 2011 3 5:00 Salem, New Hampshire, United States
Win 10–2 Chris Connor TKO (punches) Combat Zone 33: Massacre in the Meadow June 19, 2010 1 3:40 Gilford, New Hampshire, United States
Win 9–2 Jeff Anderson TKO (punches) Xtreme Championship Fight League 2 March 26, 2010 3 4:05 Lowell, Massachusetts, United States
Loss 8–2 Don Carlo-Clauss Decision (split) Xtreme Championship Fight League 1 February 6, 2010 3 5:00 Marlborough, Massachusetts, United States
Win 8–1 Andrew Montanez Decision (unanimous) American Steel Cagefighting 2 September 11, 2009 5 5:00 Salem, New Hampshire, United States
Win 7–1 Rodrigo Almeida Submission (guillotine choke) World Championship Fighting 7 June 27, 2009 1 2:16 Wilmington, Massachusetts, United States
Win 6–1 Jonathan Bermudez TKO (punches) Combat Zone 27: The Rock 2 February 6, 2009 1 0:29 Salem, New Hampshire, United States
Win 5–1 Bobby Diaz Submission (triangle choke) World Championship Fighting 5 November 14, 2008 1 1:21 Wilmington, Massachusetts, United States
Win 4–1 Kevin Roddy KO (punches) Combat Zone 26: The Rock September 26, 2008 1 0:47 Salem, New Hampshire, United States
Loss 3–1 James Jones Submission (rear-naked choke) EliteXC: Primetime May 31, 2008 1 4:49 Newark, New Jersey, United States
Win 3–0 Bob Pupa Submission (punches) Combat Zone 24: Renaissance October 13, 2007 1 0:51 Revere, Massachusetts, United States
Win 2–0 Donald Peters TKO (punches) Combat Zone 23: Down and Out August 25, 2007 1 N/A Revere, Massachusetts, United States
Win 1–0 Tony Armijo TKO (punches) Combat Zone 22: Cage Masters 3 June 23, 2007 1 2:02 Derry, New Hampshire, United States

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

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