UFC Fight Night Results: Josh Emmett earns close split decision over Calvin Kattar

LockerRoom Team
18 June 2022

UFC FIGHT NIGHT: KATTAR vs. EMMETT aired live in Asia on Sunday, June 19 from the Moody Center in Austin, Texas. The return to The Lone Star State was a thriller in the most incredible way possible, as eight of the 13 bouts were knockouts, six of them being in the first round – and all of the finishes earned Performance of the Night bonuses.

In the main event, featherweight contenders #4 Calvin Kattar and #7 Josh Emmett put together a tactical, high-level striker's battle. While Emmett scored early on, Kattar and his jab racked up the final rounds. Two judges scored for Emmett, giving him the split decision victory. Emmett said,

“There's a huge title fight in two weeks. I want to be sitting at cageside to see who I'm fighting next. There needs to be some new blood in the division, and I can get it done.”

Due to a non-weight-related medical issue with Joe Lauzon, his lightweight bout with Donald Cerrone was removed from the card, so Tim Means and Texas representative Kevin Holland moved into the co-main event spot. It was a back and forth thriller that saw the momentum shift through the first round, then damage by Holland led to him locking up a D'arce choke for the second round tap out. Holland said,

"Let's go, baby! Two wins at welterweight, both in the second round. I need to get you guys some first round finishes so we can go get whiskey a little earlier. Honestly, I'm not trying to be cocky here, but I think I can submit anybody in the world. We don't slow down, we step up!"

Promising bantamweight Adrian Yanez opened up the main card by impressing his hometown crowd by knocking out Tony Kelley in the first round. Then BJJ ace Gregory Rodrigues let his hands fly against Julian Marquez for a successive first round KO. Joaquin Buckley got the job done when Albert Duraev couldn't come out in the third round.

The prelims screamed into action when middleweight Roman Dolidze brought the thunder against Kyle Daukaus, getting the knockout in 73 seconds.

Three more first-round finishes were on order: Cody Stamann blitzed Eddie Wineland early and often in their bantamweight bout to win via TKO; a spinning back elbow by Ricardo Ramos felled Danny Chavez in their featherweight bout; and up and comer Jeremiah Wells put himself on the welterweight map by knocking out veteran Court McGee.


Fight of the Night

  • Josh Emmett vs. Calvin Kattar

Performances of the Night

  • Kevin Holland
  • Joaquin Buckley
  • Gregory Rodrigues
  • Adrian Yanez
  • Jeremiah Wells
  • Ricardo Ramos
  • Cody Stamann
  • Phil Hawes
  • Roman Dolidze


  • Josh Emmett defeats Calvin Kattar via split decision (48-47, 48-47, 47-48)


  • Kevin Holland defeats Tim Means via submission (D’Arce choke) at 1:28 of round two


  • Joaquin Buckley defeats Albert Duraev via TKO (Doctor’s stoppage) at :10 of round three
  • Damir Ismagulov defeats Guram Kutateladze via split decision (30-27, 29-28, 28-29)
  • Gregory Rodrigues defeats Julian Marquez via KO at 3:18 of round one
  • Adrian Yanez defeats Tony Kelley via TKO (strikes) at 3:49 of round one


  • Natalia Silva defeats Jasmine Jasudavicius via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Jeremiah Wells defeats Court McGee via KO at 1:34 of round one
  • Ricardo Ramos defeats Danny Chavez via KO at 1:12 of round one
  • Maria Oliveira defeats Gloria de Paula via split decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29)
  • Cody Stamann defeats Eddie Wineland via TKO (strikes) at :59 of round one
  • Phil Hawes defeats Deron Winn via TKO (strikes) at 4:25 of round two
  • Roman Dolidze defeats Kyle Daukaus via KO at 1:13 of round one

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