Kattar tops Ige on Fight Night card featuring top prospects


UFC featherweight Calvin Kattar.

Calvin Kattar defeated Dan Ige by unanimous decision in the main event of a UFC Fight Night event Wednesday on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi.

Kattar won a unanimous decision over five rounds, outstriking Ige 107-87 overall and pulled away in the fourth and fifth stanzas.

Kattar (22-4) was ranked No. 4 in the featherweight division heading into the event and has firmly established himself in the upper tier of contenders. Ige (14-3) had his six-fight winning streak snapped. He was the No. 10 featherweight contender prior to the event.

Flyweight veteran Tim Elliott snapped a three-fight losing streak with a unanimous decision victory over Ryan Benoit in the co-main event.

All five fights on the main card went the distance and all but one preliminary card bout ended with a finish.

The card was chock full of top prospects including Khamzat Chimaev, Jack Shore, Modestas Bukauskas, Lerone Murphy, Taila Santos and Mounir Lazzez.

Here are the complete results from UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs. Ige.

— Calvin Kattar def. Dan Ige by unanimous decision
— Tim Elliott def. Ryan Benoit by unanimous decision
— Jimmie Rivera def. Cody Stamann by unanimous decision
— Taila Santos def. Molly McCann by unanimous decision
— Mounir Lazzez def. Abdul Razak Alhassan by unanimous decision

— Khamzat Chimaev def. John Phillips by submission (D’Arce choke)
— Lerone Murphy def. Ricardo Ramos by TKO
— Modestas Bukauskas def. Andreas Michailidis by TKO
— Jared Gordon def. Chris Fishgold by unanimous decision
— Liana Jojua def. Diana Belbita by submission (armbar)
— Jack Shore def. Aaron Phillips by submission (rear-naked choke)

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