Only one more week to wait for the clash of titans between Ngannou and Gane on RMC Sport. But before the most awaited event of the year in UFC, a new night of fights will come to liven up our Saturday evening, with main event the fight between Kattar and Chikadze, two heavyweights at featherweight.
D-7 before Ngannou VS. Gane, the UFC heavyweight title fight, which could see a Frenchman become a UFC world champion for the very first time. An incredible event, which is getting closer little by little. Perhaps not fast enough, but you can count on RMC Sport all week long to « raise the sauce », with special evenings which we will not fail to tell you about. Even if this fight is necessarily at the center of all attention, there are others which continue to take place, like during this night of January 15 to 16, with a nice opposition to follow in the featherweights, between Calvin Kattar , number 5 in the category, and Giga Chikadzer, number 8.
In fact, the Ngannou VS. Gane in MMA is kind of the football equivalent of the Champions League final or the World Cup final, so the only opposition a lot of people are going to follow, the one that’s the center of all the attention. But fans follow the rest all year round, and for the UFC, it’s on RMC Sport, with new fight nights every weekend, with entertainment and twists. This new UFC Fight Night, taking place on the night of Saturday January 15 to Sunday January 16 from 1:00 a.m. will certainly be no exception, especially since the card is particularly enticing.
The invincible Georgian who rises to featherweight
The main fight will be at featherweight, with American Calvin Kattar, 5th in the category, taking on Georgian Giga Chikadze, currently 8th, and who has perhaps the coolest name in the UFC. In any case, his balance sheet is giga-impressive, since in 7 fights, he counts… 7 victories, including 3 by KO or TKO. And these have taken place in his last 3 fights. Suffice to say that he is giga-hot, and that a new victory could soon give him a chance to challenge the current champion of the category, which is of course the Australian Alexander Volkanovski. Even if before this possibility, everyone hopes for an opposition Chikadze VS. Allen, the Englishman remaining on 8 straight wins. But let’s not rush: there is already the obstacle Calvin Kattar on the way to Giga Chikadze. The American will look for his part to revive, after a defeat against Max Holloway in his only fight of 2021. Not sure that Chikadze is giga-motivated to help him. We’re still talking about a fighter whose nickname is « Ninja », and it’s not for nothing…
Other bouts this UFC Fight Night include flyweight Brandon Royval (#5) VS. Rogeryo Bontorin (number 7), and among women, a nice shock, again in flyweight, and here again in a United States / Brazil opposition. Katlyn Chookagian, number 2, indeed faces Jennifer Maia, number 4. Enough to spend a very good evening, to train to hold on before the giga-event of next January 23. Because you must not forget to set your alarm clock: Ngannou VS. Gane, it will be from 4:00 in the morning. We may be early in the morning, we are going to have pain. But not as much as them…
Sources: RMC Sport, UFC-fr