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UFC Vegas 46: Kattar vs. Chikadze: Everything you need to know about the event

LockerRoom Team
12 January 2022

UFC kicks off 2022 with UFC Vegas 46 which will be headlined by a thrilling featherweight contenders’ bout that will see No. 5 ranked Calvin Kattar take on No. 8 Giga Chikadze.

Calvin Kattar vs. Giga Chikadze Preview

Talented striker Kattar (22-5, fighting out of Methuen, Mass.) has firmly etched himself among the featherweight division’s toughest competitors. Throughout his UFC run, he has secured spectacular KO victories over Jeremy Stephens, Ricardo Lamas and Shane Burgos. Kattar now has his sights set on defending his spot in the rankings by becoming the first fighter to knock out Chikadze.

Decorated kickboxer Chikadze (14-2, fighting out of Tbilisi, Georgia) wasted no time cracking into the featherweight elite since joining the UFC roster. Currently riding a nine-fight win streak, he has delivered memorable KO wins against Edson Barboza, Cub Swanson and Jamey Simmons. Chikadze now aims to secure the biggest victory of his career to enter the division’s top five.

Additional bouts on the card include:

Former women’s flyweight title challengers meet when No. 2 ranked Katlyn Chookagian (16-4, fighting out of Amity Harbor, N.Y. by way of Quakertown, Penn.) faces No. 4 Jennifer Maia (19-7-1, fighting out of Curitiba, PR, Brazil)

No. 5 ranked flyweight contender Brandon Royval (12-6, fighting out of Englewood, Colo.) battles No. 7 Rogerio Bontorin (17-3 1NC, fighting out of Colombo, Parana, Brazil)

Jake Collier (12-6, fighting out of Cuba, Mo.) locks horns with Chase Sherman (15-8, fighting out of D'Iberville, Miss.) at heavyweight

Gabriel Benitez (22-10, fighting out of Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico) hopes to return to the win column when he meets TJ Brown (15-8, fighting out of Little Rock, Ark.) at featherweight

Bill Algeo (14-6, fighting out of King of Prussia, Penn.) takes on Dana White’s Contender Series signee Joanderson Brito (12-2-1, fighting out of Bauru, Sao Paulo, Brazil) at featherweight

The Ultimate Fighter season 11 winner Court McGee (21-10, fighting out of Orem, Utah) goes for his 10th UFC win when he meets Ramiz Brahimaj (9-3, fighting out of Dallas, Texas) at welterweight

Dakota Bush (8-3, fighting out of Cuba, Mo.) faces Dana White’s Contender Series veteran Viacheslav Borshchev (5-1, fighting out of Sacramento, Calif. by way of Volgograd, Russia) at lightweight

Jamie Pickett (12-6, fighting out of Wilmington, N.C.) takes on UFC newcomer Joseph Holmes (7-1, fighting out of Dallas, Texas) in a middleweight clash

Brian Kelleher (23-12, fighting out of Selden, N.Y.) meets Saidyokub Kakhramonov (9-2, fighting out of Irvine, Calif. by way of Samarkand, Uzbekistan) in an intriguing bantamweight bout

Strawweight prospects Silvana Juarez (10-3, fighting out of Tucuman, Argentina) and Vanessa Demopoulos (6-4, fighting out of Phoenix, Ariz.) both vie for their first UFC victories

UFC Vegas 46 Fight Card:

  • Calvin Kattar vs. Giga Chikadze
  • Katlyn Chookagian vs. Jennifer Maia
  • Brandon Royval vs. Rogerio Bontorin
  • Jake Collier vs. Chase Sherman
  • Bill Algeo vs. Joanderson Brito

UFC Vegas 46 Preliminary Card:

  • Jamie Pickett vs. Joseph Holmes
  • Court McGee vs. Ramiz Brahimaj
  • Dakota Bush vs. Viacheslav Borshchev
  • Brian Kelleher vs. Saidyokub Kakhramonov
  • Silvana Gomez Juarez vs. Vanessa Demopoulos
  • Charles Rosa vs. T.J. Brown
  • Kleydson Rodrigues vs. Zarrukh Adashev

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UFC FIGHT NIGHT: KATTAR vs. CHIKADZE will take place Saturday, Jan. 15 from UFC APEX in Las Vegas. The main card will be available on ESPN and ESPN Deportes, as well as a simulcast in English and Spanish on ESPN+, starting at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT. The prelims will kick off exclusively on ESPN+ at 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT.

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UFC Vegas 46: Kattar vs. Chikadze will be live in India on Sunday, 16 January 2022 at 3:30 AM Indian Standard Time (IST) On SONY TEN 2 & SONY TEN 2 HD, SONY TEN 3 & SONY TEN 3 HD.

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