The much-anticipated Fight Island schedule in Abu Dhabi kicked off this past Saturday with the UFC 251 pay-per-view, and now they bring the Octagon back to Flash Forum for a rare card on a weeknight. Calvin Kattar and Dan Ige face off in the main event of the first UFC Fight Night card on the island on Wednesday night in a featherweight showdown that could move the winner closer to a title shot in a wide open division.
In May, Kattar rebounded from a Fight of the Night loss to Zabit Magomedsharipov with a knockout of Jeremy Stephens. The victory improved Kattar to 5-2 in the UFC Octagon. Ige is on a six-fight winning streak after losing his Octagon debut. His last two victories have come by split decision as he has moved up in level of competition.
In the night's co-main event, Tim Elliott shows down with Ryan Benoit in a flyweight bout. Both men are desperate for success to claw back to relevance at 125 pounds. Elliott is on a three-fight losing skid since returning to flyweight, while Benoit is on a run of 10 fights alternating wins and losses.
Plus, Jimmie Rivera is back when he takes on Cody Stamann in a crucial bantamweight showdown. Rivera has dropped three of his last four, albeit against elite contenders in the division, but remains a threat to jump right back into the top five with a win. Stamann, meanwhile, has just one loss in seven career UFC bouts and could make a huge statement with a win over a former top contender.
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Check out the full card and viewing information below, along with odds from William Hill Sportsbook.
UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs. Ige fight card, odds
- Calvin Kattar -310 vs. Dan Ige +250, featherweights
- Tim Elliott -125 vs. Ryan Benoit +105, flyweights
- Jimmie Rivera -135 vs. Cody Stamann +115, featherweights
- Molly McCann -115 vs. Taila Santos -105, women's flyweights
- Abdul Razak Alhassan -330 vs. Mounir Lazzez +260, welterweights
- Khamzat Chimaev -330 vs. John Phillips +260, middleweights
- Jared Gordon -150 vs. Chris Fishgold + 125, featherweights
- Ricardo Ramos -165 vs. Lerone Murphy +140, featherweights
- Modestas Bukauskas -230 vs. Andreas Michailidis +190, light heavyweights
- Diana Belbita -170 vs. Liana Jojua +145, women's flyweights
- Jack Shore -625 vs. Aaron Phillips +450, bantamweights
UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs. Ige info
- Date: July 14
- Location: Flash Forum -- Yas Island, Abu Dhabi
- Start time: 10 p.m. ET (Main card)
- How to watch: ESPN