Chikadze, Chookagian favourites on UFC odds for Saturday

Calvin Kattar, top, throws a fight-ending flurry at Shane Burgos at UFC 220. (Gregory Payan/AP)

Giga Chikadze will be looking for a 10th straight victory when he takes on fellow featherweight Calvin Kattar on Saturday as a heavy -250 favourite on the UFC odds at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.

Chikadze remained undefeated in seven octagon appearances since joining the UFC with a third-round TKO win over Edson Barbosa at UFC Vegas 35. That earned the native of Tbilisi, Georgia his third Performance of the Night bonus in as many outings going into Saturday night's bout at UFC Apex.

Chikadze recorded opening-round finishes in two straight contests prior to his win over Barbosa, capped by a decisive TKO win over Cub Swanson just 63 seconds into their clash at UFC Vegas 25. Overall, the 33-year-old has finished opponents in 10 of his 14 career wins. However, he has also demonstrated his ability to go the distance by earning the nod from the judges in each of his first four UFC fights.

Kattar will be trying to bounce back from a heartbreaking defeat at the hands of former UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway when he steps into the octagon on Saturday night as a +195 underdog at sports betting sites. Kattar went a full five rounds with Holloway at UFC Fight Island 7 before falling by unanimous decision, and has now taken the loss in three of seven outings.

Despite last January's disappointing result, however, Kattar should not be underestimated. The 33-year-old American has earned Fight of the Night bonuses in each of his past two defeats, and his current 4-3 run features three speedy KO finishes including wins inside five minutes over Ricardo Lamas and Chris Fishgold.

Elsewhere on the UFC betting lines for Saturday, top women's flyweight contenders clash in Saturday's co-main event as Katlyn Chookagian faces off against Jennifer Maia as -185 chalk. This marks the second meeting between these two fighters. Pegged at No. 2 on the UFC women's flyweight rankings, Chookagian claimed a unanimous decision win in her first matchup with Maia at UFC 244, and has now seen 13 of her 16 wins come via the judges.

Listed as a +149 underdog for Saturday's rematch, Maia failed to make weight in her first date with Chookagian. Currently the fourth-ranked contender among women's flyweights, Maia rebounded with wins in two of her past three outings. That includes a full five-round tilt with Valentina Shevchenko in a failed bid to claim the UFC women's flyweight title at UFC 255.

Earlier in the evening on the card, Brandon Royval battles fellow flyweight Rogerio Bontorin

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