The UFC® returns to Austin, May 3, 2022, with featherweight fireworks as (#4). Calvin Kattar and (#7) Josh Emmett headline the main event.
Las Vegas – For the first time since 2018, UFC® returns to Austin, Texas to host its first event in the brand-new Moody Center. No. 4 ranked contender Calvin Kattar takes on No.7 ranked Josh Emmett in the main event of the evening. Tim Means battles Kevin Holland, a fan favorite, on the same card.
UFC® FIGHT NIGHT: KATTAR vs EMMETT
When: Saturday, June 18th
Where: Moody Center in Austin, Texas
Prelims start at 4 p.m. ET/ 1 p.m. PT on ESPN2 and ESPN+
Main Card starts at 7 p.m. ET/ 4 p.m. PT on ESPN and ESPN+
Tickets go on sale Friday, May 6 at 10 a.m. CT and are available at ticketmaster.com. Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) tickets per person. UFC Fight Club® members will have the opportunity to purchase tickets on Wednesday, May 4 at 10 a.m. CT via the website www.ufcfightclub.com. For UFC newsletter subscribers, there will be a special Internet ticket pre-sale on Thursday, May 5 beginning at 10 a.m. at CT. To access this presale, you must sign up for the UFC newsletter through UFC.com.
Kattar (23-5, based in Boston, Mass.) is in search of another victory in his resurgence at featherweight. In addition to his numerous KO victories, Kattar had notable victories against Jeremy Stephens, Ricardo Lamas and Shane Burgos. Now that he’s heading to his fourth straight main event, he’s set on making another statement.
With a knockout record of 17-2, Emmett (17-2, fighting out of Sacramento, Calif.) is going for his first Top 5 finish. With his amazing victories over Mirsad Bektic, Michael Johnson and Ricardo Lamas, Emmett currently has the longest winning streak of his UFC career. To put himself in the title picture, he wants to become the first to knock out Kattar.
Since his debut in 2012, Means (32-12-1, 1 NC, based in Albuquerque, N.M.) has wowed UFC fans with his highly regarded skills. Means is a versatile fighter who is dangerous in any fight. He has won three UFC fights in a row, including victories over Laureano Staropoli, Mike Perry and Nicolas Dalby. Currently, he is out to stop Holland in the Lone Star State.
In addition to his fighting style and charisma, Holland (22-7, 1 NC, fighting out of Fort Worth, Texas) is one of the most entertaining athletes on the roster. He has fought in Dana White’s Contender Series at both middleweight and welterweight, winning notable victories against “Jacare” Souza, Joaquin Buckley and Alex Oliveira. In his first UFC fight in his hometown, he hopes to please his fans.
Additional bouts on the card include:
- Court McGee (22-10, fighting out of Orem, Utah) vs Jeremiah Wells (10-2, 1 NC, fighting out of Philadelphia, Pa.)
- Joaquin Buckley (14-4, fighting out of St. Louis, Mo.) vs Albert Duraev (15-3, fighting out of Las Vegas, Nev. by way of Grozny, Russia)
- Jasmine Jasudavicious (7-1, fighting out of Ontario, Canada) vs Natalia Silva (12-5-1, fighting out of Novo Eldorado, Minas Gerais, Brazil)
- Damir Ismagulov (23-1, fighting out of Orenurgskaia, Russia) vs Guram Kutateladze (12-2, fighting out of Stockholm, Sweden by way of Tbilisi, Georgia)
- Maria Oliveira (12-5, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) vs Gloria de Paula (6-4, fighting out of Sao Paulo, Brazil)
- Eddie Wineland (24-15-1, fighting out of Chesterton, Ind.) vs Cody Stamann (19-5-1, fighting out of Sparta, Mich.)
- Roman Dolidze (9-1, fighting out of Batumi, Georgia) vs Kyle Daukaus (11-2, 1 NC, fighting out of Philadelphia, Pa.)
- Phil Hawes (11-3, fighting out of Albuquerque, N.M.) vs Deron Winn (7-2, fighting out of Gilroy, Calif.)
- Julian Marquez (9-2, fighting out of Las Vegas, Nev.) vs Gregory Rodrigues (11-4, fighting out of Deerfield Beach, Fla. by way of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)